Hot Fun In The Summer Time Ends With Cold Dash Of Reality

Published on June 10th, 2013

Stockton, CA (June 10, 2013) – The annual Delta Ditch Run was hotter then hell in some stretches with just enough wind to keep things moving east in in other places and with a good push at the end for the high raters. First place on corrected time was Navasana (Ventura YC), skippered by David Paudler finishing in 07:42:58; in second was Misbehavin in PHRF4 (South Beach YC) skippered by Brian Green in 07:48:41; and third went to Moore 24 Eclipse (Richmond YC), skippered by Bill Erkelens in 07:55:32.

Jonny Goldsberry became the first to sail the 67 nm Delta Ditch Run from Richmond to Stockton on the Foiling Moth, unofficially, starting with the faster Cat Class, Division G. Goldsberry finished sandwiched between Charles Froeb’s Hobie 18 Chaos and Control, and Andy Costello’s LS 32′ Lightspeed in and unofficial time of 5:54:32. Although not a legally sanctioned contender under the Ditch Run rules, Jonny was supported by his dad in a chase boat, and seeks to get a full moth fleet next year, officially recognized or not…

But all the joy and fun which the race and party provided to hundreds of sailors was tempered following Saturday night’s celebrations at the Stockton Yacht Club (SYC), as news spread that the body of a sailor and SCC member – Nolan “Noe” Goodman, was recovered late Sunday.

Goodman passed away Saturday night or early Sunday morning, apparently falling overboard or off the dock in the wee hours next to his parents boat at the Stockton Sailing Clubs marina. He was spending the night on the vessel and only after he failed to show up in the morning did a frantic search ensue with speculation that he might have hopped on a boat headed back to the Richmond Yacht Club. Unable to locate him, the family filed a missing person report, and the unthinkable thought that he might have fallen overboard became a reality. The Stockton Police came to the Club and request the assistance of the Stockton Fire Department’s Dive team, which located Noe’s expired body 10′ from the family’s boat in 10-15 feet of murky water. Full report


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