Another Rescue in the North Atlantic

Italian Ostar skipper Michele Zambelli on yacht Illumia triggered his EPIRB at 0400UHT after encountering keel problems. Immediate action was taken by Halifax CG which resulted in him being picked up by a Canadian Air Force helicopter, Rescue 911, at 1000UHT. Just six hours after the rescue was initiated. The skipper incurred no injuries and is now in St John’s.

The remaining nine boats in the fleet are all safe and well, continuing their passage to Newport. The Atlantic swell in the area has moderated to 5 metres.

The first boat is expected in Newport on the 14th June. Vento Di Sardegna is skippered by Italian Andrea Mura who won the last Ostar in 2013.