There has to be more to that story?
I believe it took on too much water from the waves and sank in the middle of the reservoir. They managed to grab their yellow brick as it was going under and sent an SOS.
That just seems a bit outrageous but it happened. Glad they are ok.
Mark mentioned that they lost three boats during the race. I know one ended up getting folded around a bridge support. The boat I was paddling had foam blocks in the bow on stern for floatation. Maybe Not all did.