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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 09:34 AM
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3. There's a whole community of winter sailors
Not the least unusual.

Incident is at Lynnhaven Inlet at mouth of Chesapeake Bay

7-12 ft seas

20 - 30 kt winds
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  -6 ppl in water; boat capsized; USCG on scene; live on MSNBC Husb2Sparkly  Jan-14-09 09:31 AM   #0 
  - Why are people sailing when it's so cold?  Kalyke   Jan-14-09 09:32 AM   #1 
  - There's a whole community of winter sailors  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 09:34 AM   #3 
     - Wow - that's right near where my folks live. It's not far from land at all or ChesBayBridgeTunnel.  MookieWilson   Jan-14-09 09:35 AM   #5 
     - It appeared to be no more than a quarter mile from the bridge and not much further from shore.  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 09:40 AM   #6 
        - Yeah, it's tight, so it's not all that stupid to be sailing there under normal circumstances...  MookieWilson   Jan-14-09 09:42 AM   #7 
     - given the seas and wind, i'd call it stupid  spanone   Jan-14-09 10:15 AM   #11 
        - Now that we learn it was six people on an open 18' aluminum outboard .......  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 11:02 AM   #15 
  - Where? n/t  MountainLaurel   Jan-14-09 09:33 AM   #2 
  - Lynnhaven Inlet at mouth of Chesapeake - one dead so far  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 09:35 AM   #4 
  - Coast Toasties we called them  Submariner   Jan-14-09 09:50 AM   #8 
  - My wife grew up on the Conn College campus  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 10:04 AM   #9 
  - Yup. I was a USCGA cadet 1961-63 ... and watched the n-subs go to sea ...  TahitiNut   Jan-14-09 10:35 AM   #12 
     - I was a bubblehead from 66-69  Submariner   Jan-14-09 05:56 PM   #17 
        - If I recall correctly, one of them did have '571' on the side of her sail.  TahitiNut   Jan-14-09 06:22 PM   #18 
  - RECAP: 6 went in water, 6 pulled out. 2 dead. 4 will survive  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 10:13 AM   #10 
  - Six people in an 18' aluminum outboard under those conditions?  TahitiNut   Jan-14-09 10:42 AM   #13 
     - When I saw the initial tv shots on MSNBC, the angle and altitude were such that .....  Husb2Sparkly   Jan-14-09 10:59 AM   #14 
  - Yes we do  madokie   Jan-14-09 11:17 AM   #16 

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