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Joint Statement from Sandringham YC and Royal Yacht Club of Victoria

by Sandringham YC and RYCV 15 Apr 18:24 PDT
Top Gun competing in the Nautilus Range Series regatta on Port Phillip last weekend © Nautilus Marine

It is with deep regret that we share the tragic news of the death of Max Peters whilst competing for the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in the 2018 Association Cup on Sunday 15th April.

The Association Cup is an inter-Club event that is run on an annual basis and is traditionally hosted by the last winners being Sandringham Yacht Club. Racing was being held on Port Philip in the waters between Brighton and Sandringham with 18 yachts competing from three Clubs around the Bay.

It is understood the boat 'Top Gun' broached whilst sailing downwind, which in turn led to Max falling overboard. After being recovered from the water, very sadly Max could not be resuscitated.

Our sincere appreciation goes to all the people who assisted with the rescue effort. At this time our thoughts are foremost for Max who was known as a true gentleman of our sport.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, crew and friends.

Michael Mclean
Royal Yacht Club of Victoria

Rob Davis
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