The Providence Journal has reported ( ) that Rhode Island Federal Judge John McConnell  has awarded nearly $1.5 million to Kenneth Nevor of Newport, a former world-class sailor.

Judge McConnell Jr. ruled on Thursday, January 14th that Moneypenny Holdings LLC, who owned the boat Nevor was sailing on, didn’t have proper safety procedures in place when Nevor permanently injured his right bicep when the captain of the yacht he was on asked the crew to jump from one boat to another in turbulent Caribbean waters.

Read the full detailed story here – Federal Judge Awards Elite Newport Sailor $1.46 Million For Injuries

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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