From 'Lectronic Latitude:
Flips off Ft. Bragg, Crew Rescued
July 7, 2010 – Mendocino Coast, California
Bay Area sailor Kristy Lugert and her two male crewmen were rescued by US Coast Guard resources Saturday, after their 32-ft catamaran
Catalyst capsized in extreme conditions, roughly 20 miles west of Fort Bragg.
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If someone knows any of the 3 people aboard I'd like to hear their tale told here
How hard was the boat being driven in the conditions?
Who was on the helm
, with how much experience?
Why the heck did they leave a safe harbor/Port when the Marine Forecast
was for a Gale off shore?
Why did no one have a life jacket on in those conditions?
Why would someone take a 'new to them' boat offshore
in such conditions right out of the gate?
Did lack of familiarization with the way the vessel handled the Seas have any bearing on the capsize
What brand cat was this, and how was it loaded for the trip fuel/stores wise?
Not the ideal story to read when shopping
for a cat after hearing all of those ' a monohull
does'nt float threads'. Guess i'd too rather be floating upside down, but actually I'd rather be sailing right side up