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RNLI Torbay lifeboat rescues sailing yacht

Photo: RNLI / Nigel Crang

The volunteer lifeboat crew were called to the yacht at around 8pm on Tuesday evening.

The RNLI Torbay all-weather lifeboat rescued a 14 metre sailing yacht on Tuesday evening.

The volunteer crew received a call from Pelagis, which was experiencing rudder problems with two people on board, at around 8:05pm.

Many of the volunteers had just sat down to watch Saving Lives At Sea - which was to show the station's rescue of a yacht during the 2017 Brixfest regatta - when they received the call. 

The RNLI towing Pelagis. Photo: RNLI / Nigel Crang

The Severn Class all-weather lifeboat Alec & Christina Dykes – with duty Coxswain John Heale in charge - travelled to meet the yacht six miles east of Hopes Nose.

They then towed Pelagis to just outside Brixham Breakwater, where she was placed alongside the lifeboat to be brought safely to a mooring on Brixham Events Pontoon.

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