Bonne chance for French yacht

By a County Press reporter

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Bonne chance for French yacht

The French yacht, rescued by Cowes RNLI lifeboat. Picture courtesy of Cowes RNLI.

A FRENCH yacht listing at an acute angle aground on an Isle of Wight shingle bank was towed free by Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

The 29ft Gavot II, with a couple and their two children on board, grounded on shingle and mud just west of the entrance to Newtown Creek yesterday (Saturday) evening.

Responding to a Solent Coastguard request, the lifeboat was launched at 6.20pm.

Lifeboat helm Neil Archer put Tony Harris aboard with a tow-rope and the yacht was eventually re-floated to return to Lymington.

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Delicious Icon

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Most Read

  1. Efforts to stop roads being dug up

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

  2. Island to welcome royalty

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

  3. James Bond boat rescued

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

  4. Parents back term-time holidays

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  5. 13 acres of seafront sold for £180,000

    Friday, August 1, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map