Several miles from shore, Capt. Greg Span radioed for help, panic in his voice.
"More flags. I need more flags."
At Fisherman’s Wharf Marina inside Rudee Inlet, a dock hand leaped into action, gathering half a dozen plastic boxes containing small blue flags, each embroidered with a white billfish.
Span motored into the inlet and stopped at the Southside Marina, picking up the flags and hanging them from his outriggers, finishing off a dazzling collection of blue and white that fluttered from each side of his luxury yacht, the Canyon Express.