A public memorial for the four-member crew of the ill-fated Aegean, which crashed near the Coronado Islands while competing in the annual Lexus Newport Beach to Ensenada Yacht Race, will be held Tuesday at the .
Pieces of the Aegean—a 37-foot Hunter 376—and the bodies of three of its crew were found floating in a two-mile debris field near the Coronado Islands on April 28. The skipper's body was discovered a week later.
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Theo Mavromatis, 49, of Redondo Beach; Kevin Eric Rudolph, 53, of Manhattan Beach; William Reed Johnson Jr., 57, of Torrance; and Joseph Lester Stewart, 64, of Bradenton, Fla. perished in the crash.
Tuesday's service, which is open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the Horseshoe section of the pier, according to Anna Mavromati, Mavromatis' daughter. Mavromati plans to speak briefly, as will Mike Patton, a member of the crew who dropped out of the race at the last minute.
"It's supposed to be an upbeat, 'celebration of life'-type service for the crew," Mavromati explained.
The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Sailing Association are conducting concurrent investigations into the incident.