Yacht believed to be in difficulties

Crew: Diane Bush (Helmsman), Tom Bird, Jonathan Hackwell
Location: Falmouth Bay
Shout Date: 14/08/2015 – 11:37
Weather: NW 5, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Overcast with Showers

At 11:37 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following calls reporting a yacht in difficulties in Falmouth Bay. The yacht had its spinnaker jammed up the mast and was being blown out to sea and not under control.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 11:42 and headed out of the harbour towards Pendennis Point. At 11:46 it was reported that the yacht had managed to drop its spinnaker and the situation was under control so the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 11:52 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 12:05.