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#301 walterbshaffer

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

I thought they rounded to port not starboard as shown.


No doubt the skipper & surviving crew will lay all speculation to rest when they feel up to it, and in case they are reading this - we don't all need to know anytime soon but we all do understand your need for time & compassion.

This was asked about in the other thread but nobody answered. It does seem more likley from the wind & wave direction to run into an issue on the NW corner of the island while not hard on the wind, but perhaps more off wind, and from where LSC came ashore indicates a starboard rounding.

#302 Multihauler

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:46 PM


Wed April 18 San Francisco Chronicle had an article with 28 pictures detailing the boat wreckage and the people aboard.

http://imgs.sfgate.c...G1334634153.jpg



I thought they rounded to port not starboard as shown.


Where did you read/hear that?

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#303 K38BOB

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:57 PM



Wed April 18 San Francisco Chronicle had an article with 28 pictures detailing the boat wreckage and the people aboard.

http://imgs.sfgate.c...G1334634153.jpg



I thought they rounded to port not starboard as shown.


Where did you read/hear that?

-MH


To port from published reports such as NorCalSailing and conversations w racers. The Chron shows an illustration that shows rounding to starboard.

I guess we should go to the other thread

#304 Beau.Vrolyk

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Bob,

I think LSC's final resting place reflects the courage it took for her crew to turn around and charge into the breakers attempting to save their shipmates. May they recognize their own bravery when the remember this day.

Beau

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Survivor's Reflection on Farallones Tragedy


http://www.latitude3...18#.T48UwatYueY

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

Bob,

I think LSC's final resting place reflects the courage it took for her crew to turn around and charge into the breakers attempting to save their shipmates. May they recognize their own bravery when the remember this day.

Beau


+1000

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#307 Geff

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

Passing on my thoughts and condolences to those involved with this tragic loss.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

Very nice,

http://www.americasc...ts-condolences/

#309 K38BOB

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

Very nice,
http://www.americasc...ts-condolences/


Certainly is.
Since this is the nice and respectful thread, I'll post this here


For those that would like to post comments of appreciation for the service to the boating community by Coast Guard District 11 and Air National Guard Rescue Wing 129, there is a facebook page for that

"In the last week we have had a very challenging time in the local boating community. Throughout the week I heard appreciation for the efforts of the District 11 Coast Guard and Air National Guard Rescue Wing 129 to serve us. This page provides an opportunity to let them know that. I think they would appreciate it."

You can post to your own page too, or your club's and remember to actually like/comment on the link page so they can see it

link


Thanks!

#310 some dude

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:30 AM

But at the corner I stopped to take my last look at the crew of
the Narcissus. They were swaying irresolute and noisy on the broad
flagstones before the Mint. They were bound for the Black Horse, where
men, in fur caps with brutal faces and in shirt sleeves, dispense out
of varnished barrels the illusions of strength, mirth, happiness; the
illusion of splendour and poetry of life, to the paid-off crews of
southern-going ships. From afar I saw them discoursing, with jovial eyes
and clumsy gestures, while the sea of life thundered into their ears
ceaseless and unheeded. And swaying about there on the white stones,
surrounded by the hurry and clamour of men, they appeared to be
creatures of another kind--lost, alone, forgetful, and doomed; they were
like castaways, like reckless and joyous castaways, like mad castaways
making merry in the storm and upon an insecure ledge of a treacherous
rock. The roar of the town resembled the roar of topping breakers,
merciless and strong, with a loud voice and cruel purpose; but overhead
the clouds broke; a flood of sunshine streamed down the walls of grimy
houses. The dark knot of seamen drifted in sunshine. To the left of them
the trees in Tower Gardens sighed, the stones of the Tower gleaming,
seemed to stir in the play of light, as if remembering suddenly all the
great joys and sorrows of the past, the fighting prototypes of these
men; press-gangs; mutinous cries; the wailing of women by the riverside,
and the shouts of men welcoming victories. The sunshine of heaven fell
like a gift of grace on the mud of the earth, on the remembering and
mute stones, on greed, selfishness; on the anxious faces of forgetful
men. And to the right of the dark group the stained front of the Mint,
cleansed by the flood of light, stood out for a moment dazzling and
white like a marble palace in a fairy tale. The crew of the Narcissus
drifted out of sight.

I never saw them again. The sea took some, the steamers took others,
the graveyards of the earth will account for the rest. Singleton has
no doubt taken with him the long record of his faithful work into the
peaceful depths of an hospitable sea. And Donkin, who never did a decent
day's work in his life, no doubt earns his living by discoursing with
filthy eloquence upon the right of labour to live. So be it! Let the
earth and the sea each have its own.

A gone shipmate, like any other man, is gone for ever; and I never met
one of them again. But at times the spring-flood of memory sets with
force up the dark River of the Nine Bends. Then on the waters of the
forlorn stream drifts a ship--a shadowy ship manned by a crew of Shades.
They pass and make a sign, in a shadowy hail. Haven't we, together
and upon the immortal sea, wrung out a meaning from our sinful lives?
Good-bye, brothers! You were a good crowd. As good a crowd as ever
fisted with wild cries the beating canvas of a heavy foresail; or
tossing aloft, invisible in the night, gave back yell for yell to a
westerly gale.


RIP

#311 pogen

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

Saw this on another site

NOTICE OF MEMORIAL FLOTILLA

A Protector named Farallones will lay anchor off of Belvedere Point in the Racoon Straits on Saturday April 21st, Evening at 7:00 PM.

We invite all friends, watermen, and sailors to come out to the water and join us for Sunset. Our Memorial schedule is as follows:

All boats are asked to ensure everyone has a life jacket and you turn on your running lights to indicate you are part of the memorial.
Flotilla is Invited to encircle the boat and anchor or motor. The schedule is as follows:

7:25 PM Bagpipe will begin playing
7:30 PM 1 minute of silence for each crew member
7:38 PM Bagpipe plays
7:46 PM 8 Bells at 30 seconds per ring
7:50 PM Boats are asked to lay wreathes and flowers in the Bay as Bagpipe plays
7:55 PM Dusk
8:00 PM Return to Shore

We are trying to arrange boats so that everyone can attend who would like to remember our friends.

If you have a boat or would like to help us, we are coordinating those who would like to join the procession and memorialize our friends.

Please email: 3elliott@comcast.net with the name of your vessel, your contact info and the number of people you can take. We will organize a pickup and drop off zone.

Our goal is to watch the sun go down and remember Low Speed Chase from the water, in a way they would have wanted to be remembered.

Please get the word out and boats out on the water.



#312 SW Sailor

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:06 AM

Saw this on another site


NOTICE OF MEMORIAL FLOTILLA

A Protector named Farallones will lay anchor off of Belvedere Point in the Racoon Straits on Saturday April 21st, Evening at 7:00 PM.

We invite all friends, watermen, and sailors to come out to the water and join us for Sunset. Our Memorial schedule is as follows:

All boats are asked to ensure everyone has a life jacket and you turn on your running lights to indicate you are part of the memorial.
Flotilla is Invited to encircle the boat and anchor or motor. The schedule is as follows:

7:25 PM Bagpipe will begin playing
7:30 PM 1 minute of silence for each crew member
7:38 PM Bagpipe plays
7:46 PM 8 Bells at 30 seconds per ring
7:50 PM Boats are asked to lay wreathes and flowers in the Bay as Bagpipe plays
7:55 PM Dusk
8:00 PM Return to Shore

We are trying to arrange boats so that everyone can attend who would like to remember our friends.

If you have a boat or would like to help us, we are coordinating those who would like to join the procession and memorialize our friends.

Please email: 3elliott@comcast.net with the name of your vessel, your contact info and the number of people you can take. We will organize a pickup and drop off zone.

Our goal is to watch the sun go down and remember Low Speed Chase from the water, in a way they would have wanted to be remembered.

Please get the word out and boats out on the water.

I will be joining this memorial with my crew.

#313 Dixie

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Glad you're going SWS. This got picked up by the press very quickly (shameless self promotion, yes) and we are working madly to accommodate those without boats.
I wonder if there's a photog who wants to send photos to me shortly after? I will reach out to the ones I know too.

Dixie

#314 Moonduster

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

Just received this from the Royal Cork Yacht Club of which I'm a member:

Memorial Service Sunday 22ndApril

A memorial service for the late Alan Cahill, who was lost tragically in the San Francisco Yachting accident, will be held in St Bridget’s Catholic Church Crosshaven on Sunday next 22nd April @ 2pm. At approximately 3.30pm , immediately after the service, a flotilla will leaveCrosshaven to Fort Camden to cast a wreath at sea in his memory. Anyone wishing to join the flotilla will be very welcome.

The family will have an opportunity to meet friends in the Club House afterwards.



#315 pogen

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

Glad you're going SWS. This got picked up by the press very quickly (shameless self promotion, yes) and we are working madly to accommodate those without boats.
I wonder if there's a photog who wants to send photos to me shortly after? I will reach out to the ones I know too.

Dixie


Working link: http://www.marinij.c...rce=most_viewed

#316 Dixie

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

How many here are attending by boat? If you are, could you please complete the following so the team can plan for numbers and boats attending on the water?
https://docs.google....TVlR4enkxSXc6MQ

Thanks!

#317 K38BOB

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Glad you're going SWS. This got picked up by the press very quickly (shameless self promotion, yes) and we are working madly to accommodate those without boats.
I wonder if there's a photog who wants to send photos to me shortly after? I will reach out to the ones I know too.
Dixie


BAMA has 2 boats participating so far and both have/or will contact the email address listed.
One boat has the parents of Jordan Fromm as guests and is believed to be full.
The other may have some openings and was offered in the email.


Some powerboat friends may also have room and have the contact info


We are especially touched by the losses and offers sincerest condolences to friends and family of Low Speed Chase and to the SFYC family
Bob

#318 Multihauler

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Glad you're going SWS. This got picked up by the press very quickly (shameless self promotion, yes) and we are working madly to accommodate those without boats.
I wonder if there's a photog who wants to send photos to me shortly after? I will reach out to the ones I know too.
Dixie


Dixie,

I am hoping to get a ride myself. I am planning on bringing the cameras, and will post for all.

If anybody has an extra spot, please lemme know.

Regards,

-MH

#319 Bob W

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

I may be able to make it--working this weekend, but if it permits, I'll attend, but I'll need a ride--anyone got an option for me?

bw
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#320 cap10ed

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

Thanks Beau some one had to acknowledge that.


Bob,

I think LSC's final resting place reflects the courage it took for her crew to turn around and charge into the breakers attempting to save their shipmates. May they recognize their own bravery when the remember this day.

Beau



#321 K38BOB

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

How many here are attending by boat? If you are, could you please complete the following so the team can plan for numbers and boats attending on the water?
https://docs.google....TVlR4enkxSXc6MQ

Thanks!


In case you didn't click. The link takes you to a RSVP form where you state your status and capabilities (have/need boat/passengers)

#322 Bob W

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

At Berkeley Yacht Club this weekend, for the Wheeler Regatta, we'll be flying the flag at half-mast and observing a minute of silence with 8 bells during the awards presentation to remember Low Speed Chase and her crew.

bw

#323 K38BOB

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Updated Flotilla plan

#324 SailBlueH2O

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

Is everyone done....

#325 K38BOB

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

How many here are attending by boat? If you are, could you please complete the following so the team can plan for numbers and boats attending on the water?
https://docs.google....TVlR4enkxSXc6MQ

Thanks!


Nicely done.
Google news on LSC Memorial Flotilla link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNZujFKMUXY&feature=player_embedded





#326 bwana

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:28 AM

Alexis Busch Memorial To Be Held at AT&T Park

http://www.nbcbayare...-148598795.html