Detroit Sailor Dies in Atlantic

dweller - October 31, 2008

Detroiter Phil Rubright, well known Great Lakes singlehanded sailor, died off New Jersey in the Atlantic during a severe storm Wednesday. News story here...

A Coast Guard video of the rescue is interesting. The video was shot from an orbiting C-130 Hercules; the first portion features an infrared filming, and the second portion is more what you would be used to seeing. Needless to say, Freefall had been dismasted by that time, and the conditions made for a very dicey rescue. 

To view the video, point your web browser to:

http://www.solosailor.org/membernews.php

The link is titled 'Rescue Video from a C-130'.....