Bembridge Lifeboat Rescues 17 Ton Sailing Yacht for a Second Time this week

bembridge lifeboat rescues 17 ton sailing yacht for a second time this week

RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All Weather Lifeboat 16-17) launched at the request of UK Coastguard at around 9.43pm this evening (Wed 4th Oct) to assist (again) the 39 foot, 17 ton sailing yacht Rosalyn with three crew onboard whose engine had failed 2.2nm SE of Bembridge having set off for South Wales from Portsmouth earlier in the day and subsequently turned back off St Catherine’s Point when the wind increased.
The Alfred Albert Williams was on scene by 9.48pm and quickly established a tow to Bembridge Harbour. Having successfully berthed Rosalyn on the Visitors Pontoon by 11.00pm, the Alfred Albert Williams returned to the Offshore Boathouse and was recovered by just after 11.30pm.