I just came from the beach where Cat Shot a Voyage 440 lies in ruins. The house is 80% gone there is a huge hole in the side from the Coast Guard. Its full to the brim with drift wood. From my observations it looks like they deployed a parachoot anchor
and the bridal broke. Then tried to tow warps. They had no sail out. Both roller furlings were fully roled up. I live in Newport
OR and Everybody knew that the storm was coming. The Whole dunginus crab fleet all geared up and ready to go for the first big catch, sat in harbor. The captain
was (quite frankly) a complete moron for leaving S.F. whene he did. Cape Blanco is famouse for shipwreks. The artic current
flows south strait in to large southerlys that cause huge steep confused seas. No captain
that I know of would have attemped that passage
. It's realy sad because it cost every one ther lives. As I walked around the destruction I tried to put myself in their shoes until over in the driftwood I spoted a shoe of one of the crew with the initials J.L.B. on it. Then it seemed kinda pointless.