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Re: One dead, four missing in Farallones sailboat race
I'm not at all familiar with the Pacific, San Francisco or the race but I looked at the NOAA chart. Would the race route be around SE Farralon, and south of Middle Farralon? (that looks dangerous) Or would the route require them to round Fanny Shoals or some other point more northerly than SE or Middle Farralon before heading back to SF?
I realize the image showing their path is probably someone guesstimating but if they were rounding SE Farralon on the west and ended up on the east, that would indicate some pretty rough and harrowing conditions that would have carried the boat there.
From the sailing instructions for the race
5.1. Between Mark "A" and an orange marker on the St Francis Yacht Club race deck.
Cross the line from East to West.
6.1. From the start, to and around the Southeast Farallones Island leaving same on either
port or starboard, then to the finish. Calculated distance 58 nautical miles
7.1. Same as the starting line except cross the line from West to East.
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