27th June 2015
Cowes RNLI lifeboat’s state of preparedness because of the famous Round the Island Race today was put to good use at lunch-time – but not to go to the aid of one of the hundreds of competitors.
The lifeboat was launched at 12.50 pm because a motor-cruiser, with a man and a woman aboard, was reported to have suffered engine trouble well east of Cowes.
The vessel, Sundancer, was discovered about a mile off Gilkicker Point and was taken in tow to near Portsea; from there the cruiser was able to use its own outboard motor to proceed on to the local marina
The lifeboat returned to station at 2.40 pm.
Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer