Never smooth sailing again despite help after a near-death experience: national sailor Yukie Yokoyama

Being a seasoned sailor, Yukie Yokoyama knew something was "off" in the months after a near-death experience at a training camp in Japan in February last year.

The boat that she and her partner Cheryl Teo were on capsized, and the 1.47m sailor was trapped in the sails. She was sinking, and did not know how she was rescued.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2019, with the headline 'Never smooth sailing again despite help, hiatus'. Subscribe