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Texas A&M University sailing team missing

Just saw this on the CNN website, anyone have anymore information? Not sounding good....

Six missing during Gulf boat race - CNN.com

Six missing during Gulf boat race

(CNN) -- The six-person crew of a Texas A&M University sailboat was reported missing Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard said.

A sailboat matching the description of the crew's 38-foot boat was found overturned about 5:15 p.m., though none of the mariners was spotted, authorities said.

Communication with the boat was lost about midnight Friday, and the boat missed its 8 a.m. radio check, the Coast Guard reported.

According to the university, all the mariners were experienced sailors, and two of them were safety instructors.

The Coast Guard has sent rescue crews to the area, about 10 miles south of Matagorda, Texas.

The sailboat, named Cynthia Woods, was part of the Veracruz Regatta and scheduled to sail from Galveston, Texas, to Veracruz, Mexico. About two dozen boats entered this year's race.


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First Iv heard of it ...very sad...My heart goes out to all the families..
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please keep us updated so sad!
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this is very sad.

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Coast Guard has found the boat off Matagorda Bay in the Gulf. She is bottom up with the keel missing. I can't think of anything but being rolled by a ship that might rip the keel off. Winds have been brisk but not stormy.

A&M students missing at sea after sailboat capsizes | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

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CajunAggie08 wrote:
All but one have been found. Roger Stone is still missing.
6/8/2008 3:27 AM CDT
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Don't know how accurate this is.

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5 of 6 crew memebers rescued. Here is the article from MSNBC

Officials search for a sixth who went missing during the Regata de Amigos
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GALVESTON, Texas - A Coast Guard spokeswoman said early on Sunday that a helicopter crew had found five of six regatta competitors alive after their boat disappeared in the Gulf of Mexico.

The search started after the 38-foot Cynthia Woods missed a radio check Saturday morning and was found capsized.

Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello said a Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Houston hoisted the five men on board and the search continued for a sixth. Their conditions were not available.

The boat was competing in the Regata de Amigos.

Texas A&M at Galveston says the crew included four college students and two safety officers.

The boat went missing 11 miles south of Matagorda, which is about 110 miles down the coast from Galveston, Texas.

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Damn, that sucks...

With the water temp at 83˚, hypothermia is a minor risk...so hopefully, the last aggie will turn up in the search.

This is one advantage of having a multihull. No keel to fall off and cause the boat to behave very badly.

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Dang, I know Travis Wright. His dad has a boat at the marina I was at in Texas. Glad to see he made it through.

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Pb...lets hope they find Mr Stone also..
What a tradgedy....www.iBoattrack.com • View topic - Cynthia Woods

interesting discussion on the issue

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