Strong words of advice were given to the skipper of a yacht after he was rescued on the Solent last night (Tuesday).
Gosport Independent Lifeboat was tasked by Solent Coastguard to the assist the 19ft vessel, with a tow soon being established.
Cowes RNLI lifeboat was out on a training exercise when they were requested to take over the tow from Gosport Lifeboat, which was successfully completed close to Gosport’s station at around 21:30.
With the yacht under tow and heading towards Cowes Harbour, The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to assist on the shoreside at Trinity Landing.
Coastguard officers gave strong words of safety advice to the lone skipper, who had only owned the sailing yacht for a matter of days.