Yacht rally racers rescued from stormy seas

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The North American Rally to the Caribbean’s Newport-Bermuda race was disrupted by weekend storms out at sea, with the cargo ship Oleander picking up four survivors from one abandoned yacht on Sunday.

And another participating vessel was helped into the island by the pilot boat St. George and the tug Powerful Monday morning.

Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre reported that continuing high winds and occasional gale-force conditions at sea had played havoc with the cruising rally participants who set out Oct. 30 from Rhode Island for Bermuda.

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