I have been out on these events several times in the past.
Gave up on them, as really scary to see guys who don't boat very often ,hurtling about the Bay in the dark.
Never imagined though,that it would be the Coast Guard who would be the one's involved in the collision !
Seems they ran right up the stern of the family boat, scattering the 12 people onboard.
I have noticed a change in attitude, since they came under the wing of "Homeland security" though.
Seems less caring and helpful and more thinking everyone is out there with bad intentions.
Have seen several times CG boats approaching at high speed (fully armed and machine guns manned ) to intercept "family boaters" who committed minor violations.
I know they have to be extra careful ,due to the crazy times we live in, but really!!!!
Sad ,Sad times,