42ft yacht with loss of power in F 6 gusting 7

Launch No: 192
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 18 October 2013
Location: The Bight. Dartmouth Harbour

A 42 ft yacht with three men on board requested help due to loss of engine power. They were able to sail into the Bight, where they lowered their sails and were taken in tow by the Dartmouth D class inshore lifeboat. They were secured alongside the Town Quay. The call out was noteworthy because of the torrential rain, the strength of the wind from the S East and the size of the yacht. Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Richard Eggleton and Mark Conroy, lifeboat crew. Launch crew. Pete callis, tractor driver. Yorkie Lomas crew.


Request Received 5:39pm
Time at incident 36 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 1 minutes
Back on Service 6:50pm


Sea/River State Rough
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 22-27 knots (Gusts: 33

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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