An independent group of sailors has issued more information concerning the Aegean's fatal crash in April during the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race.
Using their own GPS device, the three-member team visited the final three points of the Aegean's course near North Coronado Island that were reported by the boat's tracking device through a commercial website.
While there, the team saw blue bobbing debris near the Mexican-controlled island's rocky shore and below the water southwest of the island's northern tip, where the Aegean's private GPS device indicated that the vessel may have run aground.
Using an underwater camera attached to a pole, San Diego resident John R. Walton and his two companions took photos of what they believe are some of the boat's remains, including what may be its bow pulpit, resting about 15 feet below the surface.
In their report submitted to the Coast Guard, the sailors said waves likely twisted the Aegean in a clockwise direction, and that the jagged rocks off the island damaged the Aegean's port side.