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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-06-2011
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
In case you're interested, the Animal Planet...

In case you're interested, the Animal Planet series "I Shouldn't Be Alive" will be airing an episode focused on the survival and rescue of the Cynthia Woods crew. The episode Ocean Disaster will air...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-17-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Texas A&M Investigation Results Released

The A&M investigation team has released its final report regarding the sinking of the Cynthia Woods. Essentially, they point the finger at the boat designer & manufacturer. Their claim is that the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-15-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Texas A&M Investigation Results to be Released Soon

According to the TAMU Board of Regents website, the Texas A&M task force that has been reviewing the accident will present their final results at the board meeting on Friday, July 17 at 9:30AM.
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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-04-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Photos from the Regata de Amigos

If you want a better idea of how the CW performed, go to TAMUG News (http://www.tamug.edu/news/2008RegatadeAmigosRaceStartImages.htm) for some high res photos of the CW as she started the Regata de...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-11-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
USCG Report

The USCG report arrived and it has been scanned and posted online. Unfortunately, due to the file sizes and posting limitations of various websites, the files have been chopped into roughly 5MB...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-06-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
USCG Report FOIA Update

Just wanted to let everyone know the status of my FOIA request for the USCG report.

I've received a couple of clarifying e-mails from them so I know the request is working its way through the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-20-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
USCG Report etc.

Nothing will be posted online:

"...Instead, Elliott said the information could only be obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request."

The Galveston County Daily News...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Houston Chronicle Article

Article from Houston Chronicle regarding USCG report:

Coast Guard: Improper repairs doomed Galveston boat | Front page | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
USCG Report

First report from Galveston County News

The Galveston County Daily News (http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=53ccb8db9a77a83a)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-03-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Houston Chronicle Article: Lost at Sea - Epilogue

Looks like we may get some information soon:

Lost at sea: What happened to the Cynthia Woods? | Life | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/6142985.html)
...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-02-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Houston Chronicle Article: Lost at Sea

Last in the series.

Lost at sea: Stone family learns Roger drowned | Life | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/main/6142755.html)

See previous post for...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-29-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Houston Chronicle Article

First of a series - looks like additional personal background, but not much else at this point...

Leading up to the tragedy of the Cynthia Woods | Front page | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-26-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
CW Location

Both the Cynthia Woods & George Phydias are stored in one of the T&T buildings on Teichman Rd in Galveston. Looking at the NOAA aerial photos of post-Ike damage ( Google LatLong: The aftermath of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   08-04-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Investigation Update

The Texas A&M investigation team has posted slides from their recent update to the board of regents:

Publications (http://www.tamus.edu/offices/communications/cynthiawoods/borupdate.html)

A few...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-23-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Uscg

As I understand it, one facet of the USCG investigation will address whether the Texas A&M offshore sailing program should have been considered a "sailing school". If so, there would have been...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-23-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Trivia & Texas Monthly article

Phydias is George Mitchell's middle name.

George P. Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_P._Mitchell)


Here's an article posted at the Texas Monthly...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-10-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Another hull photo

Another hull photo from local ABC affiliate:

abc13.com: Widow files suit in deadly sailboat accident in Gulf of Mexico 7/10/08 (http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6256838)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-10-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Hull picture & lawsuit

Again apologies for quality, but here's a photo of the bottom of the hull that's being shown on the news in Houston today. This image looks like a relatively clean break, but other footage (don't yet...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-28-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Updated Information

Texas A&M has released photos and documentation gathered so far in the investigation:

Publications (http://www.tamus.edu/offices/communications/cynthiawoods/keelphotos.html)

Publications...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-23-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Boat was on a port tack, winds about 15kts, seas...

Boat was on a port tack, winds about 15kts, seas 4-6 ft. Crew didn't hear or feel anything like the boat striking something. First indication of trouble was Roger Stone (below in cabin) yelling...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-23-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Video of Recovered Keel

Here's a frame grab of the keel
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-23-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 64,068
Posted By txsailor2
Video of Recovered Keel

Check out the video at KBTX - HomePage (http://www.kbtx.com)

(there isn't a direct web address for the video - look for the KBTX.com Video Player on the right side and scroll down to the "Aggie...
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