October 30, 2012
A report from U.S. Sailing says the fatal Aegean yacht crash during the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race was likely due to inadequate lookout by the vessel’s four sailors.
The Aegean hit North Coronado Island, killing four people, during the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race in April due to “an inadequate lookout,” according to a final report from U.S. Sailing, the sport’s governing body.
U.S. Sailing released the report Tuesday and will present its findings Thursday at the organization’s annual meeting. According to the U.S. Sailing report, the yacht crashed into the North Coronado Island in Mexico in the early morning of April 28 while running on autopilot. The crash resulted in the deaths of sailors William Johnson Jr., 57, of Torrance; Kevin Rudolph, 53, of Manhattan Beach; Joseph Stewart, 64, of Bradenton, Fla.; and skipper Theo Mavromatis, 49, of Redondo Beach.
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