This tragic accident happened last night in Redwood City. Tried to attach a link but I don't have enough posts. You can find the story by goggling "Bella Sequoia Yacht Club". I was wondering if any NorCal sailors more plugged into the scene than I am, had any more info about how this happened. One general news article seemed to imply that the shrouds some how got caught on the channel buoy, another story said it was ramming the buoy which snapped the mast. I was actually attending my first beer car race at another club last night. As a newbie guest "rail meat" grinder, it was good hair on fire 20 knot wind fun but being as I'm no longer a kid and have some sense of my own mortality, this incident has given me pause about attending any more beer can races with skippers and on boats that I don't know a lot about.