Man Overboard - Clipper 2013/14

April 14, 2014

  Andrew Taylor survived one and a half hours in the stormy Pacific Ocean after falling overboard during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew (46) from London went over the side at 00.43 BST in rough weather and was sighted again at 01.55 BST before being recovered at approx. 02.13 BST the morning of March 30th. The incident happened in rough weather with 35 knots of wind and clear visibility in daylight. Skipper Sean McCarter reported that he was working with Andrew on a sail change near the bow when he went over the side. Sean immediately went back to the helm, stopped the yacht and initiated the MOB (man overboard) procedure. Race Director Justin...

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Ben Ainslie's J.P Morgan BAR Sailing to the extreme

March 04, 2014

Henri Lloyd Ambassador Sir Ben Ainslie and his British team have just completed their Extreme Sailing Series debut in Marina Bay, Singapore.The Extreme Sailing Series is just that, fast and furious racing around a compact course that is designed with spectators in mind. Twelves teams competed in up to seven races per day, each lasting approximately 10 – 15 minutes.The teams blast their 40ft lightweight catamarans around an incredibly tight race course, sometimes just meters from the shore, reaching speeds of up to 30 knots (approximately 35 miles per hour) with thrills and some spills along the way.For J.P Morgan BAR it was an event of highs and lows for the brand new team. On day one they celebrated two...

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