BREAKING NEWS: Andrew Short and top female sailor dead in yachting accident

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Marine identity, marina owner, Sea-Ray dealer, acclaimed sailor and genuine good guy, Andrew Short (48), is one of two people to lose their lives after his maxi yacht ran aground off Wollongong during the annual Sydney to Flinders Islet overnight race.

The other deceased sailor from the weekend's yachting tragedy e is Sally Gordon (47), who the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia recently acknowledged for her achievement of 15 Sydney-to-Hobart yacht races – a feat that has only been achieved by three other women, including former Trade-a-boat editor, Vanessa Dudley. It's a sad day for the sailing world. Our thoughts are with the families including Andrew Short's wife Kylie and his five children. The big unanswered question is: why did they run aground? UPDATE: There is some speculation that a spinnaker issue after a gybe lead to the yacht being speared into the reef.

 


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