A friend expressed concern that perhaps the boat may have been attacked by pirates while in waters between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. Read more
Low on fuel and limping across the Pacific Ocean with torn rigging, the sailors had radioed for help before abandoning their 14m yacht in heavy seas.
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NOAA predicts a likely range of nine to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which four to eight could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including two to four major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or higher).
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The rally combines an "ARC style" fleet crossing of Biscay, with social day cruising and sight-seeing along the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal.
Anthony lost his left leg and genitals in the attack. He was flown to hospital in Sydney and Rally participants are asking members of the Australian sailing community to assist him and his family.
Today, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), an agency of the United Nations, provides real- or near-real-time weather forecasts and data that are transmitted around the world.
Alternative summer destinations such as Ireland, Scotland the Faroes, Scandinavia and the far north towards Svalbard offer absolutely stunning cruising.
The majority of the vessels participating the Down Under Rally will spend the next five months sailing and exploring New Caledonia and Vanuatu before returning to Australia in mid to late October.
The Centre now issues detailed five-day marine weather forecasts for the offshore waters of Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Ecuador.
Alan Culverwell, 60, died while defending his wife, Derryn, and two 11-year-old children near Morodub island, a popular tourist area.
Reports and details are not clear including the cause of the sinking and whether the boat did in fact capsize.