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Border Run to aid family of dead sailor

April 05, 2013

The family of a sailor who died during a Newport Harbor Yacht Club co-sponsored race will receive funds raised during Saturday's Border Run International Sailing Event.

Craig Williams was one of six crew members aboard the Uncontrollable Urge, a 32-foot vessel participating in the fourth annual Islands Race in early March. He died and the rest of the crew was injured when the surf line broke apart the drifting sailboat late at night near San Clemente Island, Coast Guard officials said at the time.

Williams, 36, of San Diego, was part of the Silver Gate Yacht Club.

Those wishing to help his pregnant wife and their 4-year-old daughter can donated via http://www.theborderrun.org. Sailors have amassed $77,000 so far but are aiming for $100,000.

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The Border Run begins at 10:50 a.m. at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. Sailors will compete en route to Dana Point and San Diego. The race is organized by XSracing.org, SSYC, DPYC and SYC of Long Beach, and sponsored by Pirates Lair and Ullman Sails.

For more information, call (800) 366-8584.

— Rhea Mahbubani

Twitter: @RMahbubani

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