Table 3

Injuries and illnesses in Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race 1997–1998

InjuriesNumber of cases%IllnessesNumber of cases%
Taken from Spalding T and Rodrigues R 2001.
Cervical pain3114.2Cracked skin6331.2
Low back pain5123.4Gunwhale bum5024.8
Shoulder pain3717.0Infected skin sores146.9
Lateral epicondylitis146.4Fungal rash3517.3
Medial epicondylitis167.3Frost bite146.9
Wrist pain3717.0Burns105.0
Anterior knee pain136.0Dental105.0
Ankle/foot pain198.7Ear infections63.0