the Story from Low Speed Chase

svarnum

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Great writeup Bryan, answers alot of questions and gives us all plenty to think about. Thank you.

 

Schoonerman

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This quote got to me.

"Alan, Marc, Jordan, Alexis and Elmer. Keep your rig tuned, your kite full and your foulies dry. We’ll one day finish our race together"

damn....so true though.

Bryan, you need any help getting through this, you know where we're at. Find some peace.

 

Gretesbe

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Thank you Bryan. I can't imagine the pain and the courage you must have. To explain why we sail, and to tell your story so eloquently it is truly a gift.

 

White Wing

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It's a tragedy that it took something like this to get me to pay attention to safety "on par" with race prep like rig tune, current, course, etc. - but I'll bet I'm not alone among SA readers whose priorities have been changed as a result of what you went through and were courageous enough to write about in such an open and honest way. In a way, the people who will benefit the most from your experience and your written comments will be the spouses and kids of people who will change their practices. Good on ya for sharing - my wife and kids thank you without even knowing.

I'm sailing down the coast from Seattle to San Diego next month, and will give a nod to the Farallones as we go by.

WWing

 

RumLine

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Thanks for sharing that Bryan, it was refreshingly honest and hopefully puts the rumors to bed. I have no doubt that your courage and honesty in reporting the facts as well as your own personal reflections will make our sport safer for all who read this.

 

pogen

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SF Bay
Bryan,

Thank you very, very much for sharing the Low Speed Chase story with our community. You've done a service for all of us at what must be a very difficult time.

David Nabors

Olson 34 TEMERITY

 

knuckles

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Reading that story put chills down my spine. Thank you for coming forward and sharing, and my condolences to your lost friends and crewmates.

 

Dixie

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I think it took a lot of guts for Bryan to send his story out and I commend him for it. There are times in life where you just have to get your story out, and this was certainly one of them. His recount of the events helps many of us who lost friends out there, but also helps the greater sailing community understand the situation, to think deeply again about safety, and well explains to those outside sailing why we put ourselves out there in the first place.

Thank you Bryan - tremendous and powerful work. And congratulations on your beautiful baby.

 
Bryan,

Fair winds to your mates that were lost. Thoughts and prayers to all involved.

Like most...I am better informed about what we should all think about relative to safety.

Thank you!

 

toe.rail

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Well, Scot or whatever the F_ _ _ K his name is has finally stooped to a new low. So he adds THE STORY on his website and very conveniently removes the other sailing publications that the original story from Bryan went to. Scuttlebutt, Latitude 38 and Seahorse were all listed along with SA. But Scot removed those other publication names and made readers think Bryan had sent it to only him.

I hope that Bryan chimes in and confirms that his original story went to FOUR PUBLICATIONS, not just SA. And thank you Bryan for the well written, absoulutely critical recap on what happened.

Shame on you Scot.

From Colorado

 
Bryan,

I am without words to describe this tragedy. The courage and insight took some real balls to write down for all to read. It sure has me changing priorities when sailing in the ocean. Fair winds sir.

Martin

C&C 27

Motorboater.

 




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