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post #3 of Old 07-30-2002
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Rock Star Recalls Scary Sailing Voyage

Not only did his boat have problems, but the boat that actually finished in first place overall on time adjusted, was involved in rescuing two crew from a trimarian that had capsized in the dark during that race. The two crew in the water could see and hear the other boats looking for them, but the boats not hear their yells for help. They both had PFD''s, but one guy''s was not bouyant enough to "hold" his head above the water. They stayed together and managed to keep afloat. They were eventually found and rescued. They were in the water for about an hour. It was a good thing that in the straits, the water temps was about 70 degrees that day. They did not have whistles or strobe lights on their pfds. At least it all had a happy ending.
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