Sam Richmond died on March 8 after being injured while teaching before to the 2022 Antigua Superyacht Problem. He was 32 years old.
After being injured in training on Tuesday 8th March before the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, Sam Richmond has sadly passed away.
Everyone involved with the regatta joins the worldwide sailing community in paying respects to a much-loved and highly respected sailor.
On Sunday 13th March, a Remembrance Procession was observed by all competing yachts before the start of the final race of the regatta.
Sam began cruising as an Optimist when he was six years old and graduated to 420s and 49ers as he grew older. His transition from sailing as a recreational activity to working in the industry began in Spain, where he first worked as a crusing instructor before becoming a coach for the National Youth Squads.
The Swan 48 Jacobite was his first major boat to race, and it was this experience that lead his racing on a variety of boats all around the world, from Etchells and Quarter Tonners to Superyachts.
Originally from Virginia, Richmond joined North Sails in 2011 as a sales representative focusing on Solvent-based boat tasks. He simply assumed the position of European Head of Gross Sales for North Sails.