St. John Paul II High School's statement on today's capsizing of two sailboats...
STATEMENT REGARDING SAILING TEAM ACTIVITY( 4/6/18)
As reported in several media outlets, sudden and increasing winds and poor weather conditions capsized two boats and sent four sailors into the water. Two St. John Paul II coaches were present on the water and led the effort to pull the sailors out of the water. The Hyannis Fire Department was called from shore and assisted in evaluating the sailors for injury and hypothermia. No sailors were injured or required medical treatment. All sailors were equipped properly and responded to the sudden winds conditions in an organized manner. We are grateful to the coaches for their swift and confident action.
To prepare for these unexpected events, all students must pass a swim test, capsize test, and wear proper equipment. These preparations ensured a successful response today.