Friday, May 11, 2012

Rattler has retired

We heard from Rattler this morning. They have retired and are now safely in Gray's Harbor. They said that it was a pretty miserable night with 10' confused seas. Everything was completely wet. Several crew members had been shivering for 12 hours and all were wet and very tired. They decided to drop out before someone got hurt. The boat and all aboard are fine and trying to dry out. They will make a decision today about their next step. They still plan to race Swiftsure, so they will likely start motoring up, hopefully in time for Sunday's BBQ.

4 comments:

Shirley Sanders said...

Sorry Rattler and crew!

Shirley Sanders said...

Cool Change seems not have moved for hours. Arey they tracking? Thanks,

Shirley

Gary B. said...

Monster bummer for Rattler. Those Olson's are cool, but a tad short on 'creature comforts'. I think Kokopelli might be feeling a little small about now, too.... Go get' em, Eric!

Eric Rouzee said...

Good decision Rattler to take care of the crew.