Full Crew Farallones Race Tragedy – One year anniversary

Published on April 14th, 2013

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, one sailor died and four others went missing after waves pummeled James Bradford’s Sydney 38 Low Speed Chase, which was competing in the 28nm Full Crew Farallones Race, sponsored by San Francisco Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA.

Bradford, along with Nick Vos and Bryan Chong, survived the accident that immediately took the life of Marc Kasanin. The four that went missing that day were Alexis Busch, Alan Cahill, Jordan Fromm, and Elmer Morrissey.

Here is the final accounting of the crew…

James Bradford, 41, Chicago, IL
Bryan Chong, 38, Tiburon, CA
Nick Vos, 20s, Sonoma, CA

Alexis Busch, 20s, Larkspur, CA
Alan Cahill, 36, Tiburon, CA
Elmer Morrissey, early 30s, Ireland

Recovered/Confirmed dead
Marc Kasanin, 46, on April 14
Jordan Fromm, 25, Kentfield, CA on April 26

The following onboard account is provided by Bryan Chong… read on

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