Yarmouth’s All Weather Llifeboat was tasked to launch by Solent Coastguard yesterday evening (Monday) to a 33ft yacht in difficulty north west of The Needles.
The volunteer crew located the sailing boat as it struggled in westerly winds of 22-27 knots and moderate sea conditions.
The 4 crew members on board the casualty vessel were concerned that they were unable to maintain secure steerage in the unfamiliar, locally challenging conditions and were being swept towards navigational hazards.
Having assessed the situation, Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat crew gave advice to the yacht to support a safe passage and the ALB escorted them to the safety of Yarmouth as the nearest harbour.
The lifeboat returned to her berth and was ready for service at 20:55.
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