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Old 11 August 2014, 14:45   #1
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Strangford Lough 100 in water

The dinghies were taking part in the GP14 World Championships which were being held at the East Down Yacht Club on Strangford Lough. The competition was due to run from August 9-14. The Daily Mirror reports that there were competitors from all over the world involved in the race.
Promoted mass rescue opp,heard bits on the the Radio today
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Yep,just heard it on the 6 news!
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Moved here from Inflatables forum - these are SAILING dinghies

I bet Ribochet knows a bit more about this

This kinda thing is fairly common on a smaller scale with WAFI nymphs - they're forever getting "knocked down in squalls" and hauled out. Kayakers too. All well in this case, few bumps and chills. Well done the Rescue Services!
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Max 12 capsized at any one time. Majority self recovered. All recovered by the event safety team.

PROs get loads of pressure to put the race on...
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I bet Ribochet knows a bit more about this
Well done the Rescue Services!
Yep but need to keep my powder dry

Forgive the pun but it was the proverbial storm in a teacup
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/126826...7645965076010/

This is link to photos of event a GP World Series race, shows before during and after with support safety boats
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Looks kinda chilled out alright
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