Same Accident, Same Reservoir:
A fatal sailboat accident this past weekend in east Texas recalled a 1982 incident in which a Longview attorney was killed when his boat’s mast also hit a power line at the same reservoir – Lake O’ the Pines.
G. Brockett Irwin, a prominent Longview lawyer who helped found the Longview Yacht Club, died just before Christmas Day in 1982 after his boat’s mast hit a power line at night near Johnson Creek. Three other Longview attorneys on the boat at the time — Steve Kattner, David Brabham and Jim Moore — survived.
In the recent accident on August 5, two Boy Scouts …
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Historic trophies at U.S. Junior Sailing Championships:
Toms River, NJ (August 8, 2017) – Barnegat Bay is the place to be for youth sailing this week as the 2017 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships will feature three days of racing for the historic Sears Cup, Bemis Trophy, and Smythe Trophy.
The Toms River Yacht Club will play host to US Sailing’s oldest championship this Tuesday through Friday, August 8-11, 2017. Nearly 100 young sailors representing their home yacht club or local sailing organization will test themselves against their peers from around the country in single-, double-, and triplehanded competition.
First sailed in 1921, sailors compete regionally to earn an opportunity to race at this championship in one of…
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