Deepening the mystery surrounding the fatal crash of a racing yacht based in Redondo Beach, an investigation has determined the ill-fated boat ran aground on the rocky shore of a Mexican island.
However, the daughter of the vessel’s captain is protesting the findings released Tuesday by US Sailing, the sport’s governing body.
The Aegean, a 37-foot Hunter sailboat, sank April 28 in waters near the Coronado Islands, a chain of four rocky islands lying about eight miles off the Mexican coast. The crash claimed the lives of all four crewmen aboard the vessel, which was moored in King Harbor.
The independent panel announced Tuesday that it concluded the yacht ran aground on North Coronado Island. The announcement comes as the U.S. Coast Guard continues to investigate the crash.
But Anna Mavromati, daughter of the yacht’s captain, Theo Mavromatis, said her family believes the findings are premature and not accurate…
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