Laura Hodgetts

Chris and Helen Tibbs, with Jeremy Wyatt and William Yonge on the yacht Taistealai © WCC / James Mitchell

Years and months of intense planning and preparation finally paid off when the yachts taking part in ARC 2015 set sail from Gran Canaria on 22 November, bound for the

Yacht wreckage at Redcar

Investigations indicate the vessel was an Oday 22 sailing yacht and wreckage colours are blue, white and red with a section of the stern marked Hartlepool.

ARC 2015 participants Bonny and Buzz with their skipper Dawn Kelly aboard Dawn Chorus

Excitement is building and tensions are high as final preparations get under way in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for tomorrow's Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) start day.

Lysblink Seaways

An official report has found that the grounding of cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways off the west coast of Scotland, was caused by an inebriated watchkeeper.