Rick Spilman

Rick Spilman
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
March 25
I am the author of a nautical thriller set in the last days of sail, Hell Around the Horn. I also the host of the Old Salt Blog. I have a background in ship operations, banking and corporate communications. I am an avid sailor and kayaker.

MAY 2, 2012 7:58AM

Update: Newport-to-Ensenada Racing Tragedy – Did the Aegean Hit the Rocks?

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Initial speculation included and explosion and then a collision with a larger vessel.  Now an online GPS tracking system, SPOT, shows the yacht running onto the rocks on a far end of North Coronado Island at 1:36 a.m. Saturday.  The Coronado Islands are about 15 miles south of San Diego Bay.  The Coast Guard could not confirm the GPS results and says that the investigation is still ongoing.

Yacht deaths: Boat may have hit rocks, not large ship

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