12 May 2013 - Padstow Lifeboat launches to assist yacht

Padstow RNLI lifeboat Tamar class 'Spirit of Padstow' launched at 8.05pm tonight (Sunday 12th May) to go to the aid of a yacht en route from Ireland making its way to Padstow.

The yacht, first reported problems some 9 miles NW of Padstow, reporting trouble with the vessels engines and experiencing trouble sailing due to weather conditions. The crew managed to make their way to Newland Island where the lifeboat crew met the yacht and fixed a tow.

The lifeboat then proceeded to tow the yacht into the inner harbour at Padstow.