Distress Call from <i>XL</i>

Captain Nick Barran left this life-saving message when his boat was sinking. Supplement to "Communications Are Critical for Rescue," a story in our November 2007 issue

As the racing sloop XL was sinking after being rammed by a whale, captain Nick Barran called Walt Niemczura, Pacific Cup communications expert, to relay his position. To listen to the message, click here.