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Coast Guard Halts Sailing Races off SF

Deadly crash prompts investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday put an indefinite hold on sailing races off San Francisco Bay while it concludes an investigation into a deadly accident that killed five sailors earlier this month. The ruling permits sailing within the bay but will restrict events, including this weekend's Duxship Race, from sailing more than one mile beyond the Golden Gate Bridge. On April 14, five sailors died when the the Low Speed Chase crashed into rocks on the Fallaron Islands. San Francisco will host the America's Cup next summer.


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