No. 278
Title: 20 foot yacht adrift in 25 knot winds
Date: Sat 11th Feb 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 7:14pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 46 mins
back on service: 8:15pm
Conditions ...
Wind: North East, 25 knots
Sea State: River choppy

The Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to aid a 20 ft Hurley yacht attempting to sail from Dawlish to Plymouth. The shrouds had reportedly broken and they had no engine power. They were found pinned to the lee shore 80 yards south of Bayards Fort. There were 2 adult males on board. The yacht was recovered and towed to the Town Quay jetty.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy Helmsman. Buster Hart and Will Davis.
Shore crew. Mark Strudwick, tractor driver. Katy Locke and Paul Manley.

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