NOTE: Small Craft Advisor (SCA) magazine did not get the following information directly from Howard Rice, it was relayed through a third-party. As is always the case with these kinds of situations, new information may shed light on details isn’t known and some of what is reported might not be completely accurate. Naturally an update will come as soon as SCA hears from Howard.
Update from Small Craft Advisor –
Apparently Howard lost Southern Cross on the rocks Sunday night after a 10-hour sailing stretch where he was, at some point, battling 9-foot seas and winds in excess of 40 knots. Howard tried desperately to save the boat but eventually had to ditch and spent an hour struggling to swim to shore.
Read the full details in SCA’s post here –