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    Default Farallones Low Speed Chase

    Sad to hear of this tragic story.
    Has there been any update on the four still lost?
    Not many details on what happened there.
    Am asking myself the usual questions about tethers.

    From L38
    The heavy gray cloud cover that shrouded the Bay Area this morning echoed the somber mood of the Bay Area sailing community, as details of yesterday's Farallon Islands Race tragedy were slowly revealed.

    As reported yesterday, the Sydney 38 Low Speed Chase was grounded on some portion of the Farallon Islands, where winds were reportedly 25 knots, with 10-ft swell. Of the eight crew aboard, three males were rescued via helicopter, a fourth, declared to be deceased, was also airlifted from the scene, and at this writing four others remain missing. According to the U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs office, a massive search is still underway. "We are scouring the land, rocks and sea," said a spokesman, "but unfortunately there's been no sign of anything yet."

    As the time of this posting, at least two helicopters are searching the area, in coordination with the Cutters Aspen, a Juniper Class Sea Going Buoy Tender, Cutter Pike, an 87-foot patrol boat, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and other resources. As the mayday response nears the 24-hour point, there is no word yet on how long the search for the missing crew will continue. Their names have not yet been released.

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    There is good coverage of the information as it becomes available on the Pressure Drop forum
    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/s...2716#post22716
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    The follow up report on this tragedy is described at
    http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/...8#.UCLtHETagrU

    The entire report ( really very much worth reading) is found at
    http://media.ussailing.org/AssetFactory.aspx?vid=18654

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