Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to meet a yacht after it declared ‘mayday’ earlier on this evening (Friday).
Southampton Patrol Boat Pathfinder initially attended the vessel in distress after hearing the mayday call at around 17:00.
It is said the yacht ‘Solitaire’ became swamped by large waves and required assistance off of Gurnard.
The Patrol Boat then towed the yacht into Cowes harbour to where they were greeted by Bembridge CRT who were tasked at 17:47.
The sailor was checked over by the Coastguard Rescue Team and was found to be safe and well.
Bembridge CRT has since stood down from the incident.