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Old 04-15-2012, 03:44 AM   #1
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April 14th's excitement

Cruised Saturday from Vallejo to the Suisun Bay Reserve fleet and return; on the way ...

Boat in distress north off the Farallon Islands, sounded like it washed ashore.

Boat in distress in the Napa River. "Mast in the water"?

A sedan cruiser slowed down from behind to inspect the Coot for several minutes, then passed to enter Benicia Marina.

On returning to Vallejo, several pairs of USCG boats and auxiliary (private) boats were practicing on-board inspections, towing, and man-overboard procedure: getting ready for the "crazies."
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:22 AM   #2
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Boat in distress north off the Farallon Islands, sounded like it washed ashore.
At Least 1 Dead, 3 Missing, After Boat Hits Rocks On Farallon Islands | News-ON San Francisco
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A tragic end to what was going to be a fun day. My heartfelt prayers go out to the families affected by this tragedy.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Here's an update.

One dead, four missing in Farallones sailboat race

Wasn't aware of the Farallon tragedy when making the first post. Had only heard one-way USCG messages on channel 16 Saturday afternoon mentioning a vessel in trouble and no other details.
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Here's an update.

One dead, four missing in Farallones sailboat race

Wasn't aware of the Farallon tragedy when making the first post. Had only heard one-way USCG messages on channel 16 Saturday afternoon mentioning a vessel in trouble and no other details.
So so sad.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #6
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News reports say the search for the four missing sailors has been called off (sunset Sunday). They have presumed to have died from the elements.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...BASV1O3UU5.DTL
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So, Mark, do you still want to go out there?
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I'm still intending to boat/sail to the Farallons if I can convince a buddy-boat to accompany. Had already decided this would be during late summer or early fall when the winds/waves are usually benign. Don't require wind to do it.
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I'm still intending to boat/sail to the Farallons if I can convince a buddy-boat to accompany. Had already decided this would be during late summer or early fall when the winds/waves are usually benign. Don't require wind to do it.
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Been to the lightship several times (halfway to the Farallons), and I'm bound to go all the way (having had a hamburger in Hamburg and a frankfurter in Frankfurt.) It's something like a bucket list.

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Turns out I knew one of the guys. Marc was a year ahead of me in high school.
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