June 11, 2013

SPECIAL EDITION: Young Sailor Drowns After Delta Ditch Run

We’re saddened to report that Nolan ‘Noe’ Goodman of Santa Cruz YC passed away sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning after racing on Ray Lotto’s Express 27 El Raton in the Delta Ditch Run.

In this file shot Goodman, center, is seen helping to hold down the rail.

© 2013 Chris Ray

According to several reports, friends didn’t realize the 28-year-old was missing until Sunday morning, at which point they began searching in earnest. Police were called in and the waters of Stockton Sailing Club searched by divers. Goodman’s body was found near his parents’ boat, submerged in about 10 feet of water.

Goodman worked at Santa Cruz Sails, and had previously attended UC Santa Cruz. The Latitude staff joins the Bay Area racing community in mourning Goodman’s loss. 

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