35ft yacht with shredded sails towed to Dartmouth Town Pontoon.
A concerned member of the public called the Coastguard when they saw a 35ft yacht with shredded sails anchored eastof Start Point. The Falmouth Coastguard tasked the Salcombe Tamar lifeboat to tow the 6 tonne vessel towards Dartmouth and then to hand over the tow to the Dart B class inshore lifeboat. The tow was transferred south east of Blackpool Sands. The single handed sailor had left Plymouth two days before and had met high winds in the Channel which shredded his sails.
The yacht was towed to the Town Jetty in Dartmouth Harbour and was met by the Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue team.