Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2019 - Leaderboard

Independent review into the loss of LCE Showtime and rescue of its crew

by Michael Martin 12 Feb 22:49 PST
Australian Sailing © Australian Sailing

Australian Sailing has determined to conduct a review into the LCE Showtime incident and provide a report on the facts and learnings of the incident.

After completing the CYCA's 2019 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, race entrant LCE Showtime was being delivered back to Sydney when on 5 January 2020 at 0230 hours the keel failed, and the crew activated its emergency beacon. The NSW police service responded to the incident and all crew were rescued.

Australian Sailing has determined to conduct a review to provide a report on the factual happenings in respect of the incident. The National Safety Committee has appointed Tim Cox (chair), Chris Zonca and Frank Walker to conduct the Review.

Of particular interest to the review are the processes relating to the original design and modifications to the keel, groundings or impacts, administrative procedures and documentation, actions undertaken by the crew at the time of the incident, and the application of the Australian Sailing Sea Safety Survival Course content to the experiences of the crew of LCE Showtime.

Any interested party may make written submissions to the review by emailing . Parties wishing to be interviewed by the panel should also contact Australian Sailing at the same email.

A copy of the Terms of Reference for the Review can be read here.

Related Articles

AUS team at the ILCA Laser Radial Worlds day 5
Big shifts make for difficult conditions Australian Sailing Team member Mara Stransky had a day she would rather forget on the first day of Gold Fleet racing at the Laser Women's Radial World Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club. Posted today at 6:16 am
Australia announces Olympic skiff selections
Family connections dominated today's announcement of Australia's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailors Family connections dominated today's announcement of Australia's Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing selections. Posted on 26 Feb
AUS team at the ILCA Laser Radial Worlds day 4
Blue skies, wind and 'relentless' racing Australian Sailing Team member Mara Stransky has held on to a top 15 position after finishing with two 5th places on the fourth day of the Laser Women's Radial World Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club. Posted on 26 Feb
AUS team at the ILCA Laser Radial Worlds day 3
Mara Stransky moves up ranks to 14th overall Australian Sailing Team member Mara Stransky has moved up to 14th overall after finishing eighth in the only race on day three of the Laser Women's Radial World Championships. Posted on 25 Feb
So how do you get to the Olympics?
Early in 2019, the Australian Sailing Team completed the task of defining the path Early in 2019, the Australian Sailing Team (AST) completed the task of defining the path to the Olympics. Posted on 25 Feb
AUS team at the ILCA Laser Radial Worlds day 2
Young Aussies on the charge in Melbourne Provisional Australian Youth Sailing Team member Mina Ferguson is the highest placed Aussie in 14th overall after only one race was completed per fleet due to light winds on day two of the Laser Radial Worlds at Sandringham Yacht Club. Posted on 24 Feb
AUS team at the ILCA Laser Radial Worlds day 1
Mara Stansky has finished the first day in a top ten spot Only one race was completed per fleet as race management struggled to set the course. Blue Fleet had their race abandoned at the first top mark after a dramatic shift on the line. Posted on 23 Feb
AUS team at the ILCA Laser Standard Worlds overall
Silver medal for Matt Wearn Matt Wearn has won a Silver Medal at the 2020 Laser Men's Standard World Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club today. This is the Tokyo-bound athlete's third World Championship silver, to go with the results collected in Aarhus in 2018 Posted on 16 Feb
AUS team at the ILCA Laser Standard Worlds day 5
Wearn in podium position after a gruelling penultimate day Matt Wearn has moved into third place after a gruelling day on the water at the 2020 Laser Men's Standard World Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club. Posted on 15 Feb
AUS team at the 49er, FX & Nacra 17 Worlds day 5
Racing abandoned, not for a lack of waiting or effort Race Management was forced to abandon the day and look to the final day, tomorrow, to complete more racing ahead of the all-important Medal Races in the afternoon. Posted on 14 Feb
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERMarine Resources 2019 - FooterVaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 1