Probably what the insurance company is going to ask. I really don't like doing inlets in the dark, especially if it's in unfavorable weather. I would have waited an hour for sunrise. Lucky no one was seriously injured....or worse.Wow! What the hell happened???
Yeah - definitely looks like they drove right onto the rocks.I just talked to some guys that came in here for the night. Supposedly, the owner of French Kiss was not on board, and had two crew members bringing the boat back. May not be a fact though.
Looking at the tracker, they just drove right into the south jetty-http://trackleaders.com/harvest14i.php?name=FRENCH_KISS
I was watching the spot tracker as the boats were returning (live) that day. The link no longer shows the return trip, unfortunately. French Kiss was shown (moving 0 knots, where she hit the rocks). To me, the track was on a slightly lower line (south of their start) when they hit the jetties (possibly using the start as a waypoint). Although the inlet is huge, the jetties are deceiving when approached from the south. A good chart plotter should have kept them safe, and visual navigation would have been very challenging in those conditions at night. Obviously, something went wrong.RTB, when I click on the linky what I see is the OUTBOUND track for the race itself. Is there a different place to go to that would have an inbound track for the post-race return home?
One of the coast guard pictures does generally appear to show the owner as one of the two rescued crew.