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Old 03-13-2013
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Re: Islands Race fatality at San Clemente Island, loss of Uncontrollable Urge

he did what he could do inthe situation he was presented with. the conditions were not good for any kind of towing and the boat was brand spanking new--does that also mean UNTESTED in heavy weather--prolly. what i would-a done was have testing on boat prior to race...but..sometimes that is not able to be effected, when all are in a hurry to get somewhere for a race by a specified ROCKY lee shore, untested boat and big winds.....hhmmmmm...what would i do???? not be there. but i dont race.

all the discussionof anchors on racing boats--IFF they carry one at all, isnt adequate. and anchoring on that shore isnt recommended....anchoring on a windy and rock infested lee shore will only procrastinate any mishaps slightly-still would-a happened..but ....we werent there, and wont be there for this kind of developing drama.

is very sad. rip.

with the designer of boat and such souls on board he couldnt allow the boat to be abandoned, now, could he--is what would happen with uscg rescue..boat is gone....but , then, it is anyway.....were they able to salvage anything of it??

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