Great Texas 300 catamaran race starts with 2 Coast Guard rescues on the 1st day

Great Texas 300 catamaran race starts with 2 Coast Guard rescues on the 1st day
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard brought two men to safety Thursday after a sailboat capsized 3 miles offshore and rescued another man who went overboard 11 miles offshore; all were participating in the first leg of the Great Texas 300. After being postponed due to Tropical Storm Bill, the 100-mile stretch from South Padre Island to Mustang Island of the Great Texas 300 began early Thursday...

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives

Coast Guard closes waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard continues to broadcast notification of a Federal Safety Zone in place for small crafts Tuesday on the waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay. This safety zone was established late Monday night and prohibits the use of small crafts and offshore transfer operations on the waterways referenced and will remain in effect until canceled by the Captain of the Port of...