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Old 11-06-2017, 17:26   #1
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Atlantic Race Slammed by Weather

"In the early hours of Friday 9th June, 60 knot winds and 15 metre seas were experienced by competitors, caused by a very low depression (967 mb). These extreme conditions caused damage to many boats with 3 emergency beacons (EPIRB) triggered. The Canadian coastguard in Halifax immediately reacted to the situation sending ships and air support to all the boats in distress.TAMARIND Suffered severe damage. Skipper well with no injuries. Rescued by Queen Mary en route to Halifax."

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HAPPY Dismasted. Both crew rescued by ocean going tug APL FORWARD. No injuries reported.

FURIA Boat sunk. Crew resuced by survey vessel THOR MAGNA. No injuries reported.

HARMONII Mainsail and track damage. Retired. Heading under engine for the Azores. Skipper ok, no injuries.

SUOMI KUDU Mainsail problems. Retired. Heading back to UK. Skipper ok, no injuries.


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Update 2: Canada Launches Rescue Mission as Weather System Hits Trans-Atlantic Sailing Race – gCaptain
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Re: Atlantic Race Slammed by Weather

Glad to read that no one was injured or lost.
The boats can be repaired or replaced. People cannot.
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