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Yacht That Lost It Rudder Then Its Anchor Is Towed To Safety
Yacht That Lost It Rudder Then Its Anchor Is Towed To Safety

Yacht that Lost it Rudder then its Anchor is Towed to Safety

Five people stranded on a rudderless 38-foot yacht in the Solent were taken to safety by Cowes RNLI lifeboat at lunch-time today (Saturday).

After losing their rudder just outside the Cowes Harbour breakwater they had dropped their anchor; while this prevented the yacht suffering any further mishap in the windy conditions, the anchor proved difficult to retrieve once the lifeboat arrived on the scene.
Yacht That Lost It Rudder Then Its Anchor Is Towed To Safety
As a result, the anchor line had to be cut loose land attached to a marker buoy for a later retrieval attempt.

The lifeboat then carried out an alongside tow of the yacht to East Cowes Marina.