Sailboat owned by Google chairman’s wife sinks

Author:
Publish date:

A 46-foot classic wooden sailboat owned by Wendy Schmidt, wife of Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, caught fire and sank off Rhode Island on Friday while returning to Nantucket, Mass., according to the Coast Guard.

Equus was the winner of the 2011 Opera House Cup classic wooden sailboat race off Nantucket and had been in a Rhode Island shipyard for work.

She was not aboard, but two crewmembers were. They were able to escape to another vessel without injury, Petty Officer Ross Ruddell of the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston told CapeCodOnline.com.

The Nantucket newspaper The Inquirer and Mirror published a photo of the burning boat in its report.

Related

Fueling Fishing

The Kenai River Women’s Classic shows how female anglers are generating new markets for fishing gear and clothing, as women comprise the largest group of new participants in the sport.

New Deal for Dealers?

MRAA promises a fresh show experience with next year’s Dealer Week, which replaces MDCE. “It’ll feel like you’re immersed in the event,” says an organizer.

Erich Pfeifer

Marine Travelift CEO Erich Pfeifer has helped pioneer innovations in boat-moving equipment while expanding his company’s global network of clients.