Thanks for the video, it is really great and I've sent the link on to folks at the FYC. The race
was called in response to the storm and loss of life. 6 people died and one body still has not been found. 10 boats were sunk, many more had damage. The race
began in usual weather
and the storm hit without warning at about 3pm,the time that the racers were either still on the way to DI or returning and in the middle of the bay where there was no shelter. Wind
speed was recorded going from 20 knots to 73knts in a matter of moments. Racers rescued many of those in the water
. One young man was rescued after 6 hrs in the water
with no life vest.
I'm certain that the race will go on next year. There was a memorial at FYC the following week. My friend John, one of whom lost
, has just purchased anther boat and plans to race again. The local news carried the story for about 2 weeks. For the sailors on the bay this was our equivalent Fastnet.