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Sailing Race in Trouble

Sailing Race in Trouble

The Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Center is reporting Multiple sailing vessels are in trouble in the mid-Atlantic that were participating in trans-Atlantic races. The OSTAR2017 and TWOSTAR2017 races are from Plymouth, UK to Newport, Rhode Island, and are Single and double Handed events.

JRCC reports At least one vessel is demasted, with others having rigging and or hull damage. Conditions in the area are difficult with 50-70kt winds  and 10-15 meter seas (Sea State 8 / 9)

CC-130 Hercules and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft from 14 Wing Greenwood, as well as HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN, CCGS Pearkes, CCGS Cygnus and 2 civilian tankers are proceeding to the area. JRCC is coordinating additional assistance from other Atlantic marine rescue centers, including a P3 Orion aircraft from Portugal.

Photos are from the May29th Race Start via twitter.

Sailing Race in Trouble

 

Updates to follow as known.

 

UPDATE:

Locations of the Vessels from OStar telemetry. You can see live positions at http://yb.tl/rwyc_transat2017

Sailing Race in Trouble

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