Halifax Joint Rescue

Another competitor in that trans-Atlantic race had to be rescued yesterday off the southeast coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Halifax Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre sent two aircraft to rescue the sailor who was airlifted from his boat whcih was damaged in heavy, stormy seas.

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England says four vessels have so far required assistance in the rough conditions, a higher number than in previous years.  13 of them have dropped out of the race.