Sailing teaches you patience and US racing disaster
Early morning over d'Albora's marina Nelson Bay.jpg Sail Port Stephens Event Media
This weekend saw one of the biggest disasters in North American ocean sailing in decades when one sailor was killed and four others went missing during the San Francisco Yacht Club's 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race.
Low Speed Chase, a Sydney 38, was swept by a huge wave as she was nearing the lee shore of the Farallones Island, sweeping crew members into the sea; the remaining sailors turned the boat around to retrieve their MOBs, only to be smashed onto the rocks by another massive wave.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) launched an all-out search for the sailors and later found the body of Marc Kasanin, but at the time of this writing, Alexis Busch, Jordan Fromm, Alan Cahill and Elmer Morrissey remain missing. Sadly, the USCG now fears these sailors lost, given the duration of their ordeal and the water and air temperatures involved.
Sail-world.com extends our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased and the missing, who are reported to be experienced and solid sailors.
If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another .. Naa, please don't send me another.
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HEREto view examples and get free news tickers for your site. ------------------------------------------------------------------
Too much sailing news? Not enough?
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe. Change your newsletter subscription profile here or take off list