Sailors who survived sailboat race accident near San Clemente Island released from local hospitals

Crewmember Craig Williams killed in accident

LOS ANGELES - Five sailors who survived when their boat smashed into rocks during a race in storm-churned seas off San Diego, killing a fellow crewmember, have been released from San Diego hospitals.

Chuck Hope, commodore of the San Diego Yacht Club, tells UT San Diego Sunday that the survivors were treated for cuts, bruises and hypothermia. The yacht club was a co-host of the Islands Race.

The Uncontrollable Urge broke apart Friday on rocks near San Clemente Island after the 32-foot sailboat lost its steering.

Thirty-six-year-old Craig Williams, an architect from Serra Mesa, was killed. Officials with the Islands Race identified the other crew members as James Gilmore, the skipper and owner of the boat; Mike Skillicorn; Doug Pajak; Ryan Georgianna; and Vince Valdes.

The overnight, 139-nautical-mile race began in Orange County on Friday.

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