A cloud of disbelief continues to surround NorCal racers, though for now there is nothing anyone can do except mourn the lost and comfort their friends. ABC put out a pretty comprehensive video about the incident without the usual non-sailing press silliness here, and we encourage you to share your thoughts in the sad but needed condolences thread here. If you want to discuss safety issues or speculate on what happened, please stick to the WOD (wide-open discussion) thread. Friends have also set up “In Memory of Low Speed Chase” facebook page if you want to share with the non-SA’ers.
The boat will need to be airlifted off the island, though salvage experts say the Marine Sanctuary’s nesting season might delay removal of Low Speed Chase until October. We’ll let you know more when it comes in.