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Windsurfing Board found on water 3rd Ave

 
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pthorner



Joined: 29 Mar 1994
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing Board found on water 3rd Ave Reply with quote

The Coast Guard received a report of a windsurfing board floating north of the San Mateo bridge around 8:15 this morning. The board was recovered by Alameda Sheriff and is reported as 11' long, white, with growth on it. It sounds more like a cast off than a cherished board, but searches continue as long as a person might be in the water. From the iW graph, it doesn't look like it was windsurfable at 3rd Ave yesterday, but the board could have started out at another site and drifted. Please call if anyone has information that might help identify the owner or shed light on whether the owner is safe or in need of assistance.

Arrow If your info is general, call me at 510-517-4422 or e-mail at peter.h.thorner@uscg.mil.

Exclamation If you have info that is more specific or time critical, call the USCG duty officer at 415-399-3530.
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pthorner



Joined: 29 Mar 1994
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The recovered board is an O'Brien Sensation - very old board and very dirty. It has a centerboard and universal attached but no footstraps, so not likely suited for getting very far off shore. It looks like something that might have been pulled out of the back of someone's garage. It is just tough for USCG to call of the serach without knowing how it got in the water.

REMINDER: Please mark your sails and boards with name and phone numbers.
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edscott



Joined: 27 Mar 1994
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andre went sailing yesterday? Smile

I'm guessing you're right. was probably on the back of a sailboat and got knocked off.
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tomg



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's flotsam. They shouldn't waste their time with this.
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