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The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

U.S. Sailing To Investigate Farallones Yacht Accident

The Coast Guard is asking sailing’s national governing body to investigate last month’s fatal yacht racing accident off the San Francisco coast.

05/01/2012

Alexis Busch as she appeared as a bat girl for the San Francisco Giants. (Busch family photo)

SF Giants Host Memorial For Former Bat Girl Killed In Yacht Race

Friends and family of one of the sailors lost in the capsizing of the sailboat Low Speed Chase are gathering for a memorial service hosted by the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

04/30/2012

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Body Found At Bodega Head Was Sonoma Man, No Link To Yacht Crash

A man found dead at the base of a cliff at Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast Tuesday evening was identified Friday as 58-year-old Brian Christopher Abel of Sonoma.

04/27/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

Coast Guard Halts Ocean Boat Races After Fatal Farallones Crash

The Coast Guard has temporarily stopped boat races in San Francisco Bay Area ocean waters following a deadly yacht crash.

04/27/2012

Wreckage from the yacht Low Speed Chase was hoisted by helicopter from the Farallon Islands to Half Moon Bay on April 23, 2012. (CBS)

Rescued Sailor Offers Harrowing Story Of Deadly Farallones Yacht Crash

One of the sailors who survived the crash of a racing yacht earlier this month on the Farallon Islands is talking publicly about what happened aboard the Low Speed Chase.

04/25/2012

Wreckage from the yacht Low Speed Chase was hoisted by helicopter from the Farallon Islands to Half Moon Bay on April 23, 2012. (CBS)

Crews Recover Yacht Wreckage From Deadly Farallones Crash

A 38-foot yacht that was involved in a deadly crash earlier this month was recovered from the Farallon Islands Monday.

04/23/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

Treacherous Conditions Put Yacht Crew Beyond Help Of Other Racers

There was little other racers participating in the Full Crew Farallones Race could have done when surging waves swamped one of the yachts, claiming the lives of five crew members on Saturday, Coast Guard officials said.

04/19/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

SFPD Opens Investigation Into Deadly Farallones Yacht Crash

San Francisco Police investigators are now looking into this past weekend’s fatal sailboat accident at the Farallon Islands. However, that does not necessarily mean there’s suspicion that criminal or negligent activity lead to the accident.

04/18/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

Farallones Race Tragedy Won’t Change America’s Cup Safety Plans

The deaths of five sailors in a race around the Farallon Islands over the weekend won’t change safety protocols for the America’s Cup when the regatta comes to San Francisco, organizers said.

04/17/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

Search Suspended For Missing Sailors In Deadly Farallones Yacht Crash

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for four sailors missing after a yacht struck the rocks near the Farallon Islands on Saturday during a race, and will not be resuming the search Monday.

04/16/2012

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