Sailboat Sinks During 2014 Whitebread Challenge on Long Island

Sailboat Sinks During 2014 Whitebread Challenge on Long Island

Suffolk Times: A 28’ sailboat participating in Saturday’s 21st annual Whitebread race sank off the coast of Shelter Island during rough seas this morning, the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed.

All four crew aboard the boat Optimistic — including owner and skipper Bill Archer — were pulled from the water unharmed by other sailing vessels that quit the race to rescue them, race officials said.

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