logo_ao_finalGlobal Telesat Communications, 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.

route mapJohn 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, Delorme-inReach-Satellite-TrackerManaging 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.

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