Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fog and flub mar start of yacht race - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

"Before heading out on their 2,250-nautical mile voyage to Galway, Ireland, the racers were to begin with a lap of Boston's Inner Harbor. But the race was delayed 20 minutes by a premature shot from the starting gun. The false start, coupled with the fog, put some of the racing boats on a near-collision course with the 700-foot tanker, which was being towed by two tugboats, said Petty Officer Luke Pinneo, a Coast Guard spokesman."

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