Friday, June 15, 2007

SRM Withdraws - What?

Stark Raving Mad III, one of the leading contenders for honors, has withdrawn from next month's 44th Transpacific Yacht Race to Hawaii. Jim Madden, owner/skipper of the new Reichel/Pugh 66 from Newport Beach, informed entries chairman Bill Lee Friday: 'Though the boat is primed and ready to go, a recent health issue impacting me has developed, and the time required for resolution will go beyond the dates for the race.'

Don't you worry the crew will be fully compensated for their time and effort - now that is a true owner!