5 hurt in sailboat wreck
A San Diego based Coast Guard air team rescued the crew of the 30 foot sailboat Uncontrollable Urge after the disabled vessel drifted into the surf and broke apart near the island, which lies 70 miles northwest of San Diego.By the time the Onitsuka Tiger Singapore rescue helicopter onitsuka tiger mexico 66 womens arrived, 36 year old Craig Thomas Williams of Serra Mesa had died. Williams was a member of the Silver Gate Yacht Club located on Shelter Island.He was part of a crew competing in the Islands Race, co hosted by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club. The 139 nautical mile course starts in Newport Harbor, rounds the Catalina and San Clemente islands, and ends in San Diego.There were 41 sailboats registered for the race as of Thursday, according to the race website, including Uncontrollable Urge, a carbon fiber Columbia 32 whose owner, James Gilmore, is also a member at Silver Gate Yacht Club.It was Uncontrollable Urge's first race, according to Gilmore's Twitter account."Gonna see what this boat can do!" he tweeted Friday morning.Williams, an architect, is survived by his wife, Kjersti, who is pregnant, and 2 year old daughter Claire, a family member said."Silver Gate Yacht Club is very sad to acknowledge the loss of one of our members, as well as the loss of a member's boat," stated a news release from the club. "This is a tragedy for the families and our club is in mourning for the loss of life.""When your rudder fails, you lose steering control of the boat, but there wasn't an immediate emergency as far as they were concerned," explained San Diego Yacht Club Commodore Chuck Hope.