Newport to Bermuda race officials call for review of sailor’s death

Morgan of Marietta Daniel Forster
A photo of the Morgan of Marietta provided by the Bermuda Race. 2014. (Daniel Forster)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — The organizers of the Newport to Bermuda Race have requested a review of a death of sailor during the race.

“We have reached out to the leadership of US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport in the U.S., and encouraged the appointment of an independent panel to review what happened and publish a report to help all sailors learn from the loss of Mr. Golder,” said a statement from the race organizers.

The organizers added the appointment of a panel will be announced at a later date.

Capt. Colin Golder, 74, of New Jersey, passed away after he went overboard on his crew’s ship during the sail to Bermuda.

According to race officials, Golder went overboard during strong winds about 325 miles from Bermuda.

Golder’s crew were able to recover his body and bring him to shore.

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