37ft yacht under tow after having been plucked from the rocks
A 37ft yacht on passage from Brixham with three onboard fouled her propeller with a sheet which went overboard in an increasing swell as they approached Dartmouth Harbour. They called the Coastguard for help and the RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched. Fiona and Charlie Lansdowne were just returning from a picnic with their family in their 7.5m RIB when they were hailed by the crew of the yacht which was being blown by their flapping sail onto the rocks at Kettle Point.. They took a bow line from the yacht when she was approximately two metres from the rocks and managed to pull her round. The lifeboat arrived some three minutes later and took over the tow. The yacht was taken to a berth at Darthaven marine.