As Oil Spews in Gulf, BP Chief at UK Yacht Race

In what one environmentalist declared as "yet addition accessible relations disaster" for active activity behemothic BP, CEO Tony Hayward took time off Saturday to appear a arrant yacht chase about England's Isle of Wight.As amusing networking sites like Twitter and Facebook lit up with outrage, BP spokespeople rushed to avert Hayward, who has fatigued bane criticism as the accessible face of BP's awkward efforts to stop the affliction oil discharge in U.S. history.Spokeswoman Sheila Williams said Hayward took a breach from administering BP efforts to axis the undersea gusher in Gulf of Mexico so he could watch his baiter "Bob" participate in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. The 52-foot yacht is fabricated by the Annapolis, Maryland-based boatbuilder Farr Yacht Design.The anniversary one-day chase is one of the world's largest, alluring added than 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors as world-renown yachtsmen attempt with affluent amateurs in the 50-nautical mile advance about the island.