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Wrecked hull of crashed yacht found

Two San Diego residents trying to solve a maritime mystery found the wrecked hull of the Aegean yacht four months after the 37-foot sailboat crashed and killed the four people on board.

Sailors and boaters have speculated since April about the vessel’s end, which occurred at the north tip of the northernmost of Mexico’s Coronado Islands during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race.

An independent review board for the United States Sailing Association investigated and concluded that the boat ran aground, but some in the boating community have continued to speculate that it collided with a larger vessel.

San Diego lifeguard Ed Harris and boater Russell Moore, who owns La Jolla-based Xplore Offshore, made three visits to the crash site, beginning on May 2.

“It’s all mangled and broken up like it’s been in a Cuisinart for four months,” Moore told
U-T San Diego News.

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