Man praises rescue crew after dramatic sea rescue

A man, who was swept away from his yacht, by a huge wave has praised the crew of Shoreham lifeboat and rescue who saved his life. The sailor named Cornelis van Rietschoten was sailing 6 nautical miles off the Shoreham coast earlier on Saturday when he was slung into the freezing water.
The fifty-six year old man, who is an experienced sailor who ties up his boat at the Sussex Yacht Club in Southwick, immediately drifted hundred and fifty meters from his boat, leaving his buddy Spencer Neal onboard and fighting to keep control of the boat.
In the meantime, Cornelis started to realize that he was in deep trouble. He was not panicked, but he quickly realized that he was in very serious trouble. He was getting very cold and the wind was very visibly picking up.
Spencer was not able to reach him in the boat, as the sails had got clung, so he was pressured to call for help through the digital selective calling (DSC) function on his radio. It alarmed the coastguard service that they were in distress and sent them their exact location.

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Sydney Hobart Race to see strong pack

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 entries have officially shut down with hundred and eleven yachts having participated the testing 628 nautical mile classic, consisting of 83 vessels covering each state of Australia as well as 28 international teams representing ten countries.

Total number of entries for this seventy-first edition of the race is only 6 short of previous year’s special 70th season. Otherwise, numbers exceed each Sydney Hobart this century, aside from the sixtieth race in the year 2004, when hundred and sixteen boats faced the order of the starters. Continue reading “Sydney Hobart Race to see strong pack”

Maxi Championships gets started

Today, the opening salvos were fired between the forty boats taking part in Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup as well as Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, arranged by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in alignment with International Maxi Association.

The terms offered a perfect opening for the regatta, arranged in this paradise sailing place with a brilliant summer sun as well as a 6-10 knot wind which slowly curved into NNE over the course of the noon, replacing the blustery conditions of the weekend. Continue reading “Maxi Championships gets started”