capsize http://michiganradio.org en AP: Club promises inquiry into fatal boat race mishap http://michiganradio.org/post/ap-club-promises-inquiry-fatal-boat-race-mishap <p>The sponsor of a boat race from Chicago to Mackinac Island says it will investigate the capsizing of a sailing vessel that caused the deaths of two crew members during a storm in northern Lake Michigan.</p><p>Race chairman Greg Freeman said Tuesday that the Chicago Yacht Club commodore will establish a review board. Speaking online with reporters, he said the club wants to understand what happened and look for ways to improve safety guidelines.</p><p>The 35-foot boat WingNuts from Saginaw overturned during fierce gusts around midnight Sunday about 13 miles off Charlevoix.</p><p>Fifty-one-year-old skipper Mark Morley and 40-year-old crew member Suzanne Bickel died. A rival boat rescued the other six crew members.</p><p>Freeman says the storm arose after the race was well under way, so postponing it wasn&#39;t an option. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:15:03 +0000 The Associated Press 3379 at http://michiganradio.org