30 Apr '12, 3pm

San Francisco Boat Races Temporarily Stopped after Fatal Crash

San Francisco Boat Races Temporarily Stopped after Fatal Crash

The Coast Guard temporarily stopped the sailboat races taking place in San Francisco on Friday after a fatal yachting accident in the waters outside of the San Francisco Bay. During the April 14 race, a 38-foot boat was hit by waves while rounding the Farallon Islands and five crew members on board died. Chris Larose, a San Francisco sailor who was prohibited from participating in an offshore race on Saturday said, “We’re all saddened by what happened. But to cancel the race is overreaction. Tragic accidents occur in all kinds of competitions. We don’t stop fishing boats from going out when one of them is lost.” Larose is not alone in being disappointed that the offshore races were prohibited pending further review of the accident, though the Offshore Yacht Racing Association Duxship Race is still being held, just within the San Francisco Bay. A second race, the Single-han...

Full article: http://www.hauteliving.com/2012/04/san-francisco-boat-rac...

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