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’s Sail Training Vessel (HMSTV) Adventure
- Army yacht is: HMSTV Challenger
- Royal Air Force yacht is: HMSTV Discoverer
- 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
Here is the photograph of HMSTV Adventure released by Exercise Transglobe.
Read more from the MOD, U.K.
For more details, log on to Exercise Transglobe 2009-2010.
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