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Teens Of Falmouth Sailed At The Atlantic

The group of 11 teens from Falmouth is not talking about their girlfriends.


But, they are talking about the lifetime tourney they had. These teens, unlike the others opted a different way to enjoy their spring holidays, they sailed the Atlantic Ocean their spring break aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry.

The Perry is the biggest sailing school in the United States and it is also a kind of tall ships.

Falmouth junior, Jordan McDermitt spoke about his experience and said, “I love sailing and it is in my blood. In the summer my grandparents sailed and now I am sailing in Casco Bay. Also, in February, I went for sailing in Puerto Rico. I am excited about sailing and love to have more time for it. If I will get another opportunity of long day’s sailing, then I will not hesitate. I will go for it happily”. Continue reading Teens Of Falmouth Sailed At The Atlantic

Cheeki Rafiki disaster caused by weak keel, reports

An official report regarding the yacht disaster in the Atlantic, where 4 British sailors went missing, suggested that this might have happened because of a structural weakening of the yacht. In the part, groundings as well as subsequent repairs to Cheeki Rafiki might have triggered the dampening at the point where the stagger was bonded to the hull, said the report.

A report from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch reported that one or more bolts on the vessel might have deteriorated and it was likely that the crew was exhausted and their performance was impaired accordingly. MAIB concluded that in the absence of survivors and material evidence, the reasons of the tragedy remain a matter of speculation.

The 4 men lost in the 2014 May disaster were captain Andrew Bridge (22), from Farnham in Surrey, crew members James Male, (also 22), from Southampton; Steve Warren (52), from Bridgwater in Somerset and Paul Goslin (56) from West Camel in Somerset.

They had been participating in a regatta in Antigua and they were coming back to Southampton when their yacht capsized around seven hundred and twenty miles east-south-east of Nova Scotia in Canada on 16th May. Continue reading Cheeki Rafiki disaster caused by weak keel, reports