US Coast Guard
The sailing body reviewing new safety recommendations proposed by the America’s Cup regatta director to prevent another deadly accident on the San Francisco Bay has decided in favor of two teams contesting changes to the rules.
The U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service and East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up to remind people that while dogs almost always survive being swept out to sea, their owners usually don’t.
Officials say a fisherman is OK after his boat became stranded in a marsh near the Petaluma River and he became stuck in mud when he tried to walk ashore.
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.