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January 27, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
A sailboat with as many as 80 Haitians jammed on board began taking on water yesterday, and the Coast Guard fought 20-foot seas to rescue the refugees, officials said. Coast Guard helicopters lifted 28 people off the boat before winds gusting to 60 m.p.h. forced the copters to stop flying, said Petty Officer Dave Anderton. Rescuers from nearby cutters then used small boats to reach the sailboat, about 21 miles east of Miami, he said. By late last night, two people had been ferried safely to the larger ships, and the Coast Guard had distributed life jackets to the people still on the sailboat, Anderton said.
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September 12, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward A. Flood Jr. learned as a child how to handle a sailboat, even when it was not really a sailboat. "He started with a little rowboat when he was about 9," at his parents' vacation home in Wildwood Crest, N.J., Mr. Flood's wife, Anne, said. To convert the rowboat into a sailboat, she said, his grandmother made him sails from sailors' travel bags. "He used a clothes pole for a mast and the oar for the rudder," she said. For his later Newport Bermuda Races, he had sturdier equipment.
NEWS
January 11, 1989 | By J. Lowe Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even landlubbers know that the dead of winter is no time for sailing. Even so, January is a high point of the year for many area sailors because it brings the annual John Biddle show, sponsored by the Riverton Yacht Club. Biddle, a Philadelphia native with nearly a half-century of experience as crew and skipper in prestigious races around the world, is renowned for his films of mano-a-mano action in sailboat racing and for his witty, live narration of the films. This year's show begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cinnaminson High School auditorium.
NEWS
August 7, 2011
Rescue crews came to the aid Saturday of a person whose sailboat capsized in waters off Sandy Hook, N.J. No injuries were reported. Authorities told the Asbury Park Press that the person, whose name was not disclosed, was alone aboard the 24-foot sailboat when it overturned about 2:30 p.m. The boat was in the Roman Shoals/Ambrose Channel area, about three miles off Sandy Hook, when it capsized. A Coast Guard crew and New Jersey State Police and New York City marine police units responded.
NEWS
May 31, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The waves rocked the sailboat like a toy in a bathtub, splashing water over the sides and onto the deck. Water had already poured into the engine room and galley of the Irvmiren, and a distress signal had gone out. Five adults and a 6-year-old boy in life vests were in trouble, sinking on a cloudy night 25 miles off the coast of Cape May. "There was no moon. There was no star in the sky. It was pitch black," said the Coast Guard's William Jacob Harker, 30, who responded after 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on a boat with four other Coast Guard members.
NEWS
October 15, 2011
A sailboat evidently hit a submerged jetty off Barnegat Light, N.J., and broke into pieces, but the four people aboard escaped serious injury, the Coast Guard said. A crew member aboard the Odes of Joy notified the Coast Guard about 7:20 p.m. Thursday that the 38-foot sailboat was taking on water. Officials say the boat, which had been sailing in three- to five-foot waves, broke up on the rocks after hitting the jetty. A 47-foot Coast Guard boat happened to be patrolling in the area and reached the sinking craft just minutes after the distress call went out. Crew members then rescued the four, who were not identified, and took them to the Coast Guard station in Ocean County.
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July 3, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A TASK FORCE of emergency-management officials spent much of last night searching for a man who had been in a sailboat in the Delaware River off Holmesburg, police said. The man, 66, was last seen clinging to a cooler in the river just before 8 p.m., after the sailboat capsized in the evening's heavy winds and rain, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. As the boat took on water and sank, four other passengers - a man and woman in their 20s and two men in their 40s - swam to the riverbank at State Road near Pennypack Street, Small said.
NEWS
July 14, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Navy patrol plane yesterday spotted a sailboat belonging to missing West Philadelphia restaurateur Richard J. Cellini, and a body found aboard the boat was believed to be that of Cellini, who had been missing since Sunday evening when he went sailing alone off Townsends Inlet, N.J. The 22-foot sailboat, spotted about 7:30 a.m. about 120 miles off the Virginia coast, was registered to Cellini, according to the Coast Guard in Cape May. ...
NEWS
June 28, 1994 | BY DAVE BARRY
I don't wish to boast, but recently I was on the crew of one of the yachts in the prestigious Whitbread round-the-world yacht race. OK, if you want to get picky, I was not, technically, "on the crew. " A more accurate statement is that I was "constantly in the way of the crew. " But I WAS on the yacht, and it was an experience that will remain with me for the rest of my life in the form of chronic butt soreness, caused by "tacking" (more on this later). For the benefit of those of you who do not keep up with international yacht racing, I should explain that the Whitbread is a grueling nine-month race in which hardy yachtspersons sail around the world, relying only upon their skill, the wind and humongous sums of money from corporate sponsors.
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March 6, 2016
Home: Center City. Family: Lilach Jacobs, just married in September; children, Lindsey, 35, Nicole, 30, Andrew, 20; twin brother Rande, an architect. Diploma: University of Kansas, environmental design. Resume: Started as an architect, then moved to construction management. Joined Clemens in 1990, full ownership in 2006. True love: River Queen, a refinished Scout boat, top speed 8 knots. "The joke is people can swim faster. " Next job: Captaining a sailboat in the Caribbean.
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July 3, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A TASK FORCE of emergency-management officials spent much of last night searching for a man who had been in a sailboat in the Delaware River off Holmesburg, police said. The man, 66, was last seen clinging to a cooler in the river just before 8 p.m., after the sailboat capsized in the evening's heavy winds and rain, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. As the boat took on water and sank, four other passengers - a man and woman in their 20s and two men in their 40s - swam to the riverbank at State Road near Pennypack Street, Small said.
NEWS
May 31, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The waves rocked the sailboat like a toy in a bathtub, splashing water over the sides and onto the deck. Water had already poured into the engine room and galley of the Irvmiren, and a distress signal had gone out. Five adults and a 6-year-old boy in life vests were in trouble, sinking on a cloudy night 25 miles off the coast of Cape May. "There was no moon. There was no star in the sky. It was pitch black," said the Coast Guard's William Jacob Harker, 30, who responded after 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on a boat with four other Coast Guard members.
NEWS
April 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert Hesse Jr., 91, of Gwynedd Valley, a Philadelphia printing-company executive and community volunteer, died Tuesday, April 15, of respiratory failure at a retirement community in Medford. After a career in the graphic arts, Mr. Hesse retired in 1986 from the Winchell Printing Co. as executive vice president in charge of sales. At the time, Winchell was one of the largest printing firms in Philadelphia, with 300 employees. It was sold and later closed in 1994. Mr. Hesse, whose last name rhymes with Bessie, was born in Abington.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coast Guard rescued four people from a sailboat that lost its rudder and engine after apparently running aground early Wednesday, a mile off Little Egg Inlet. A frantic distress call from the 30-foot Fiona came in before 4 a.m. as those in the boat reported the vessel taking on water and they feared it was sinking quickly, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Cindy Oldham. A 25-foot response boat and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responded, but the exact location of the sailboat had not been known.
NEWS
March 10, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
John R. Boehringer, 82, of Wynnewood, an engineer and inventor who founded a biomedical engineering company, died Tuesday, March 5, of cancer at home. Mr. Boehringer's life was marked by an intellectual curiosity that led him to build a sailboat as a teen and to learn, in midlife, to fly airplanes. "He was always curious," said his daughter, Barbara McConnell. "He always wanted to learn new things. " In 1967, Mr. Boehringer, known as "Jack," founded Boehringer Associates, a consulting firm in Wynnewood specializing in cost-control management in manufacturing and hospital operations.
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | Associated Press
MONTEREY, Calif. - Crews searched by sea and air and sought the public's help Monday as they ramped up their efforts to find a husband and wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls to the Coast Guard the day before, saying that their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast and that they were fashioning a raft from a cooler and a life-preserver ring. The unidentified family had been sailing a small vessel west of Monterey Bay, where strong winds, cold water, and big swells made for perilous conditions.
NEWS
January 27, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Gibbons-Neff, 67, of Rosemont, a financial manager and renowned sailboat racer, died Sunday, Jan. 20, of a heart attack between rounds of trap shooting at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Essington. Mr. Gibbons-Neff underwent bypass surgery when younger but had been in good health recently. Born in Bryn Mawr, he was raised in Devon and attended the Haverford School. His family moved to Chestertown, Md., and he graduated from the Gilman School in Baltimore. In 1968, he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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September 12, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward A. Flood Jr. learned as a child how to handle a sailboat, even when it was not really a sailboat. "He started with a little rowboat when he was about 9," at his parents' vacation home in Wildwood Crest, N.J., Mr. Flood's wife, Anne, said. To convert the rowboat into a sailboat, she said, his grandmother made him sails from sailors' travel bags. "He used a clothes pole for a mast and the oar for the rudder," she said. For his later Newport Bermuda Races, he had sturdier equipment.
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