Canadian coast guard rescues ocean racers

George Tzokas
By George Tzokas
June 11, 2017World News
Canadian coast guard rescues ocean racers

The Canadian coast guard is heading to sea to rescue sailboats attempting a trans-Atlantic race.

The Royal Western Yacht Club’s trans-Atlantic race hit bad weather.

Twenty-one one- and two-person boats departed Plymouth, England, on May 29 headed for Rhode Island, USA, a journey that could take a few weeks.

The boats, between 27 and 60 feet long, met 50-foot waves and 80 mph winds.

At least one boat sank, and three others were badly damaged.

No injuries have been reported.

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