Here is a interesting sidebar to the races.
Last week Tuesday afternoon a good friend went fishing with another person in a 19' Starcraft bowrider just off the St. Clair waterfront.
A lake freighter going downriver passed them and a 36 foot sailboat running on engine behind the freighter pulled out to pass the freighter and ran into their boat.
My friend jump into the river, they were drift fishing. The other person stayed with the boat and was pinned between the sailboat bow and his dashbord after the collision. Fortunatly the sailboat operator was able to reverse the tranny and back away.
My friend swam to the sailboat and climbed aboard. The other guy stayed with the now crumpled boat.
One of the offshore racers was out on the river setting up for race weekend. He saw the collision and powered over to assist with the rescue and I think he also towed the boat back to shore.
My friend forgot the racers boat name but I'd like to thank him for helping out with the rescue. If you're an OSO member THANK YOU ! If anyone knows who this person may be please thank him for me.