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Re: 3 Dead in Sailing Yacht Crash in Race from Newport California to Mexico.

You'd be surprised how nasty that side of the island is. I've posted a photo of it before

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Re: 3 Dead in Sailing Yacht Crash in Race from Newport California to Mexico.

There are still too many unknowns to make any conclusions. Until some definitive physical evidence is uncovered, this is still a mystery. Thus far, everything is supposition and although it seems logical that the boat simply ran into the island, there are a number of different possibilities.

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Re: 3 Dead in Sailing Yacht Crash in Race from Newport California to Mexico.

Well..we know it wasnt run over by a ship and the tracking device magically keep powering itself into north Coronado...drug-smugglers? What scenario would make sense there either? I agree it's hard to believe that a moderate pacific ocean wave set could grind her up like that quickly but...hopefully the NTSB is spending 1000's of man hours on this and re-constructing the boat pieces in some hangar in San Diego and running scale model hydro-dynamics testing in a tank in Bethesda so we can rule out Piratical alien drug-smugglers and/ or bomb-toting dolphins...The Chinese Navy...etc...etc...Sometimes bad things happen...the ocean at night is sometimes a strange place...I just hope the families can have peace soon...without too much more speculation on this tragedy..
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Re: 3 Dead in Sailing Yacht Crash in Race from Newport California to Mexico.

the coronados are cliffs and rocks and nothing else except for some goats, and they wont tell. there is a southerly drift current as well as the speed at which the boat crashed into rocks. if all the crew nd skipper were sleeping, then yes, a crash is inevitable, with the direction and waypoint they seemed to have been using.
the islands are visible for many miles in daylight. is hard to truly believe that someone allegedly experienced in sailing kali and mexicoasts would actually make this error.
is very very sad


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