Monday, June 12, 2017

Cunard Again to the Rescue

A 73-year-old British man was rescued by Queen Mary 2 over the weekend in the middle of the Atlantic when a severe storm disabled the yacht he was sailing along across the Atlantic as part of a 22-yacht race from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island.

The storm had 60-knot winds and 45-foot waves. Four of the yachts declared emergencies, with two of them sinking and another losing a mast. QM2 was only involved in the one rescue, however. At this point, only nine of the yachts remain in the race.

The complete story appeared in the June 12 edition of Cruise News Daily.