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Old 04-15-2012, 01:28 PM
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This is why I don't like sailing. Yet would not mind living on a boat docked. There are many Rogue Waves, some get to 10 stories high.

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By LISA LEFF | Associated Press – 2 hrs 27 mins ago. 15 April 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One sailor died and four others were missing at sea after powerful waves swept them from their yacht during a 60-mile roundtrip race off San Francisco's coast, the Coast Guard said Sunday. Three other crew members were rescued.

The 38-foot Low Speed Chase was competing Saturday in the race from San Francisco Bay around the Farallon Islands, some 27 miles off the coast. Seas were rough, with waves running as high as 10 to 12 feet, when the vessel was hit by a larger wave that washed some of the crew members overboard, Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read said.

"They turned the boat around to go rescue those people and they got hit by another wave," sending the boat onto rocks, he said.

A Mayday call reporting the accident went out at about 3 p.m. PDT.

Coast Guard and National Guard helicopters and water craft rescued three crew members who were clinging to rocks, about 300 feet from their damaged vessel, Read said. The body of one crew member was pulled from the water.

All were wearing life vests and cold weather gear — equipment that gave rescuers hope in the search for the missing.

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Tragic especially at what's supposed to be a gay affair.
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Tragic especially at what's supposed to be a gay affair.
Sorry but your reply had me .. I meant no disrespect to any actual gays.
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Sorry but your reply had me .. I meant no disrespect to any actual gays.
I like the word for how it was meant originally. There isn't quite a replacement for "feeling gay". It's not just happy, not quite jubilant, reminds me of carefree but not quite...
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I like the word for how it was meant originally. There isn't quite a replacement for "feeling gay". It's not just happy, not quite jubilant, reminds me of carefree but not quite...
With all the PC ness I just covered my back. After all it was near S.F.
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theres nothing more pathetic and disgusting than wealthy out of touch blowhards racing their yachts.
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