Yacht Expedition: Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010 by U.K Armed Forces

by OldSailor on July 17, 2009

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Exercise_Transglobe_ 2009-2010 Exercise Transglobe, by three yachts manned by Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force of U.K commenced on July 11.

Some interesting features of Exercise Transglobe are:

  • A major Tri-Service adventurous training expedition, participated by members of all three Armed Forces personnel (regular and reserve) of U.K.
  • Duration: from July 2009 to July 2010.
  • The Yachts: All the three Services are provided with one Yacht Challenge 67 each, for the duration of the Exercise.
    • Yachts are owned by the MOD, U.K.
    • Operated by Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSASTC) at Gosport, Hampshire.
    • Steel-hulled yacht.
    • 67 ft in length from bow to stern.
    • Built by Devonport Management Ltd.
    • The Royal Navy yacht is: Her Majesty‚Äôs Sail Training Vessel (HMSTV) Adventure
    • Army yacht is: HMSTV Challenger
    • Royal Air Force yacht is: HMSTV Discoverer
  • Crew:
    • Each yacht has a crew of 14 from the respective Service with a mix of abilities and gender.
    • Crews will be changed at each destination.
    • Over 500 sailors, soldiers and airmen will participate.
  • Selected crews will represent their respective Service in both the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the 2010 Antigua Race Week.
  • Route: to be completed in 13 legs.

Here is the route in Google Maps

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Here is the photograph of HMSTV Adventure released by Exercise Transglobe.

HMSTV_Adventure

Read more from the MOD, U.K.

For more details, log on to Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010.

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