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AFR Midnight Rambler—Listen to That

The airwaves were filled with sounds of anguish and desperation. Aboard AFR Midnight Rambler, the crew listened to the frightening Maydays and man overboard alerts. They heard helicopters coming to the rescue of stricken boats, searching for people lost in the water.

These were men they knew. Friends they had shared time with and sailed with, not just competitors. Some, like Jim Lawler, they knew personally. It was sobering, and everyone on board the Rambler knew the danger. A wave that had knocked down and dismasted another boat could have just as easily crushed them.

Ed, Arthur, and Bob were steering magnificently, ...

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