Published on 04-27-2015 03:58 PM
The names of the dead and those feared lost after Saturday's Mobile Bay storm are still closely guarded by officials as family members are notified and given space to grieve and, in many cases, maintain hope.
A second night of searching is currently underway in the waters in-between Middle Bay Lighthouse and Dauphin Island.
But the fellowship of southern sailors is a small one in coastal Alabama, and according to one man who survived the Dauphin Island Regatta, the victims were the subject of quiet conversation at Mobile Yacht Club Saturday night.
"Those of us that were out there, we all race and sail together," said Joshua Edwards. "We knew who those people were.
"Most of us still know the names of the people they're still looking for."
Edwards said MYC members and guests quietly exchanged personal information Saturday night, still putting together details from the 57th annual regatta that ended with tears and rescue efforts, instead of trophies and cocktails.
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The 32-year-old Mobile man said he skippered his parents' boat, St. Somewhere,