Monday, May 16, 2011

The wrong name for a sailboat

This falls into "The truth is stranger than fiction" category. A recent Twitter update alerted us that a sailboat had been crushed by a whale off the coast of Oregon. The name of the sailboat?


According to a report from the 38-foot sailboat was taking part in a race to Vancouver, British Columbia when a whale came out of the water just feet from the starboard side. The beast crushed the mast and rigging as it fell back into the water. A 47-foot motor lifeboat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment responded to the scene and escorted the sailboat back to Astoria's West End Basin Pier.

What's this got to do with Amver? It doesn't matter what may happen, sailors need to be prepared. File a float plan and have an EPIRB. If you need to be rescued, we'll be there for you.

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