Dart RNLI help stricken yacht during training on Atlantic 85

Launch No: 444
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Photo: Andy Kyle

Whilst out on a crew training exercise the new Atlantic 85 was tasked to assist a 30ft yacht with one person on board and a collie dog. The yacht was suffering from engine problems. The Dart RNLI crew towed it into Dartmouth and with the assistance of Dart Harbour, placed them safely alongside much to the gratitude of the solo sailor.


Lifeboat underway at time of request.

Request Received 11:20am
Time at incident 1 hour, 45 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 40 minutes
Back on Service 1:05pm


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots (Gusts: 25

Lifeboat Crew

Aaron Ashton
Crispin Brabner
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Phil Braackenburg

Deputy Launch Authority

Additional Crew

Will Ellwood Helm

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