Sailing and sports medicine: a literature review

Br J Sports Med. 2006 Jul;40(7):587-93. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2002.001669. Epub 2006 Mar 17.


Sailing medicine has been mainly addressed by healthcare professionals who happen to sail. Although there has been an increase in the number of studies of various aspects of sailing over the last 15 years, efforts to advance evidence based knowledge of sailing and sports medicine face unique obstacles. Recent interest in research by groups such as Olympic and America's Cup teams has produced beneficial changes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / etiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Competitive Behavior / physiology
  • Humans
  • Physical Education and Training / methods
  • Physical Fitness / physiology
  • Ships*
  • Sports / physiology*
  • Sports / psychology