is definitely dangerous .... particularly if you start debating the merits of firearms or not, various types of anchor
, mutihull or mono, etc, etc.
Other than that, its no more or less dangerous than any other all consuming, illogical, expensive and potentially life threatening passion. Its all about risk management .... just like flying, or sky diving
or SCUBA diving
. To the uninitiated these all seem terrifically hazardous ..... just as hurtling along a road at 55 mph would seem to an Amish gent, but to the average car driver it's normal.