Cowes Lifeboat Races to the Aid of Stranded Yacht
A yacht with engine trouble and problems with its sails in a windy Solent had to be towed to safety by Cowes RNLI lifeboat last (Tuesday) night.
The Hamble-based Beneteau Oceanis 37 ‘Thursday Island’ had radioed HM Coastguards for help just before 10.30 pm when a mile off Gurnard.
The yacht, with a man and woman on board, was towed into Shepards Marina, Cowes, by the lifeboat, which was helmed by Simon Hawkins.
Source: www.rnli.org Author: George Chastney, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
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