Bro James Male is one of the sailors missing in yacht Cheeki Rafiki

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Bro James Male, of Thomas Bennett Langton Lodge No. 9224, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, is one of the sailors missing in yacht Cheeki Rafiki

UPDATE: Relatives of two Cheeki Rafiki crew members have paid tribute to the 'passionate sailors' after the search for the four men was called off.

UPDATE: The US Coastguard resumes search for missing yachtsmen.

Contact with the 40ft Cheeki Rafiki yacht was lost on Friday after it got into difficulties 620 miles (1,000km) east of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

The search for Mr Goslin and three other men was called off in the early hours of Sunday morning local time.

Meanwhile the yachtsman and four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie joined calls for the US coastguard to continue the search, while an online petition has gathered more than 37,000 signatures.

Television presenter Ben Fogle also added his support, adding: 'We've heard too many stories over the years of shipwrecked sailors found in tiny rafts.

'If they don't have a beacon that's emitting, that doesn't mean they've perished.'

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