Global Telesat Communications to Provide Satellite Tracking for Atlantic Odyssey Transatlantic Rallies

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DeLorme inReach satellite tracking devices will deliver GPS position updates for vessels participating in the Atlantic Odyssey rallies.

DeLorme inReach Satellite Tracker

inReach will provide location updates using the Iridium satellite network

We are pleased to be a part of this exciting new venture with Atlantic Odyssey. It is a great event for sailing enthusiasts and the perfect opportunity to show off the tracking capabilities of the inReach satellite tracker.

Global Telesat Communications (GTC), one of the UK’s leading suppliers of satellite tracking and communications equipment, announced today that it has been selected to provide the satellite tracking solution for yachts participating in the Atlantic Odyssey rallies. These new transatlantic rallies have been launched by Jimmy Cornell, the founder of the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers). The aim of the rallies is to return to the original spirit of the ARC, that of a non-commercial, non-competitive event for cruising sailors, with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment of participation in this kind of amateur event.

GTC will supply DeLorme inReach satellite trackers, airtime and online mapping capabilities for the rallies which are being organised by Cornell Sailing Events Ltd. Utilizing a combination of the GPS and Iridium satellite networks, the DeLorme inReach tracking devices provide 100% global coverage and will automatically transmit regular GPS location reports from the participating yachts. This will enable the yachts to be visually located and monitored by race spectators and organisers anywhere in the world. In addition, historic data will also be available to show movements of the yachts during the course of the rallies.

John Ellis, Event Director of Atlantic Odyssey said "We are delighted to be receiving GTC’s assistance for our upcoming transatlantic sailing events. GTC were able to offer a wide range of tracking options for our fleets of yachts and have provided us with cost-effective airtime plans and trackers. Having reliable, accurate trackers and flexible mapping and airtime options were key factors in our selection of GTC for the Atlantic Odyssey sailing events.”

“We are pleased to be a part of this exciting new venture with Atlantic Odyssey. It is a great event for sailing enthusiasts and the perfect opportunity to show off the tracking capabilities of the inReach satellite tracker. We look forward to following the rallies with interest“, said David Phipps, Managing Director of GTC.

The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable, two-way communications solution which provides GPS tracking and locating, SOS alerting and messaging anywhere in the world using the Iridium satellite network.

About Global Telesat Communications
Global Telesat Communications (GTC) is a supplier of mobile voice and data communications services via satellite. GTC provides equipment and airtime for use on all the major satellite networks allowing users in remote locations to make phone calls, connect to the internet and track assets or personnel anywhere in the world. GTC also offers a rental service for customers requiring equipment on a short-term basis.

Global Telesat Communications Ltd, Unit G5 Arena Business Centre, Holyrood Close, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7FJ, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0)1202 607486.

Website: http://www.globaltelesat.co.uk

About Atlantic Odyssey
Atlantic Odyssey is organised by Cornell Sailing Events established by Jimmy Cornell. Jimmy Cornell is the founder of the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) and over the last 27 years has organised 20 transatlantic and 5 round the world sailing rallies. The first of the annual rallies will take place between the Canary Islands and the Caribbean this November and January 2014 and the company is also currently organising a new round the world sailing rally, “Blue Planet Odyssey” which will begin in Summer 2014.

Website: http://www.atlanticodyssey.org

Email: info(at)cornellsailing(dot)com

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