Trouble in Paradise, Rescue Me

Trouble in Paradise


skipper of the The Swan 47 ‘Wenlemir’, a race entrant in the
Singlehanded TransPac race from SF, CA to Hanalei, Kauai which started
on Saturday July 12th turned back to California yesterday. The race
comm plan schedules twice daily check ins with the fleet via SSB, email
or sat phone. Wenlemir was experiencing technical difficulties with
his communications equipment early in the race and he last reported
his position on Saturday July 19th, then he set off his EPIRB on Thursday
July 24th. The Coast Guard has since boarded the vessel and is coordinating
the vessel’s return to shore. The skipper is exhausted but okay. The
extent of damage to the vessel is unclear at this time.

Synthia Petroka
08 Singlehanded TransPac Race Chair

Read the story from KTVU.
Maybe some of these guys should be a bit more prepared before they take
off on such an endeavor. – Ed.

Gay Bias Alleged in Harbor Death

An attorney hired by the parents of the male dancer who was shot to
death by San Diego Harbor Police last weekend said yesterday the version
of events police are telling is a “complete fabrication.”
Steven Paul Hirschfield jumped off a chartered cruise ship into San
Diego Bay about 11 p.m. Saturday and was shot nearly 30 minutes later
during an encounter with Harbor Police in a rescue boat. Read
the story