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Think it would be fun to be 50 feet away as a 180-ft Herreshoff schooner, such as Elena, rips by at 16 knots?
The deaths of Jun Chen, 44, and his father, Chao Chen, 73, in a tragic sailing accident Sunday afternoon in San Diego Harbor has raised questions about the wisdom of taking 10 people — eight adults and two children, one of whom was autistic — out on a MacGregor 26.
This is a bit off our normal beat, but the video below (from Australia’s Channel 7 News) is so eye-popping we had to share it with you.
Lots of sailors like to surf. One of the big problems they have is that surfboards are pretty large and most cruising sailboats are relatively small.