Do you know the most common injuries in sailing?

Sailing is a highly technical sport, but you also need an ability to act with readiness, explosivity, train agility and core strength to perform optimally.

Making quick decisions and movements in the boat without expending too much energy put large demands on trength and motor skills. You need to stay in control of your back, hips, knees and ankles, all at the same time.

The most common acute injuries are contusions to the muscles. Ankle injuries often happen from getting caught in the ankle straps.

Sailors are also susceptible to overuse injuries, particularly to the knees and low back, because of all the repetitive training and sailing specific movements involved in the sport.

On this page, you will find more information about the most common injuries.

Common injuries

  • Collor bone fracture
  • Ankle sprain
  • Back pain
  • Impingement of the rotator cuff
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Hand fracture