Yacht reported aground at Blackpool Sands

Launch No: 403
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Thursday, 1 August 2019
Location: Blackpool Sands. Start Bay

Crew of 36ft yacht called Coastguard asking for assistance as they were aground at Blackpool sands. The RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was launched but stood down eight minutes after call out as the yacht had freed herself.


Request Received 5:49pm
Time at incident 0 minutes
Time to recovery 8 minutes
Back on Service 5:57pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Jamie Mathys

Shore Crew

Stewart Taylor
Karl Guess
Stuart Millard
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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