Coast Guard to rescue sailing competitor

July 26, 2008 4:18:22 PM PDT
A Coast Guard crew is currently trying to rescue a sailor who got exhausted on his way to Hawaii.

The man was competing in the Transpacific Yacht Race, a 2,000-mile sailing competition from San Francisco to Kauai.

The race started July 12. The sailor traveled 175 miles before his 48-foot boat started having problems. He said he's too tired to keep going.

A Coast Guard ship is expected to tow the man back to Tiburon early Sunday morning.