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  • IOR Geezer
    A sad end indeed. Parking close to beach might be tempting, but ground tackle doesn't hold very well when it gets bumpy and sand is your substrate.

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  • Charlie Tuna
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    Sad end for Rage

    The Vancouver-based cold-molded Wylie 39 sloop Rage went onto the beach just outside Marina Riviera Nayarit last weekend while the owners weren’t aboard. Landing on the rocks in front of one of the best surfing breaks in Banderas Bay, she suffered a very large hole in one side of the hull. She is not floatable, reports Mike Danielson of P.V. Sailing, and will be cut up this afternoon.

    The boat is an older IOR design and was built by Barry and Connie Ruff of Vancouver, BC. Danielson says that Rage — which many people mistakenly believe is Steve Rander’s Wylie 70 of the same name — has been cruised in Mexico for about the past five years and that the owners know the waters well. "Barry has done numerous Transpacs and Vic-Maui races," says Danielson, "and is a very good offshore sailor."

    At this point we don’t know why the boat went onto the beach. Danielson reports that an unusual swell rather suddenly came up from the WSW, and Rage was in the surf before anybody knew it. As it happened during the daytime, all sorts of cruisers and people from the nearby marina came to help, but, with a huge hole in the hull, there was nothing that could be done.