Two visiting yachtsmen onboard a 47ft two masted yacht at anchor just north of the Sandridge Boathouse informed the Coastguard that they were taking on water. When the lifeboat arrived they were listing to 60 degrees. The two onboard the yacht were able to contain the water they were taking on using their own engine and bilge pump. As the tide was rising the lifeboat remained on station until the list had reduced to 35 degrees.
Lifeboat crew; Chris Wallace helmsman. Lee darch and Yorkie Lomas crew.
Launch crew; Jim Brent Tractor Driver. Pete Callis