“POPPY” PERFORMS A DOUBLE GOOD-DEED OFF PENARTH

Traffic congestion on the start line off Penarth Pier - but no repeat of last weekend's incident

Traffic congestion on the start line off Penarth Pier – but no repeat of last weekend’s close call

There has been no repeat this weekend of the somewhat strained relations of a week ago between anglers and sailors off  Penarth : in fact this weekend the anglers have been giving the yachtsmen a helping hand.

Last weekend one anchored fishing boat – Jabberwocky – had lodged a complaint with HM Coastguards at Milford Haven against  the big racing yacht Challenge Wales which –  the  anglers alleged –  had sailed so close to them she had interfered with their fishing lines.

Challenge Wales off Penarth

Challenge Wales off Penarth earlier this year.

Challenge Wales said later “A close quarters situation took place with another vessel when Challenge Wales was under sail. At the time “Challenge Wales” was amongst a fleet of other yachts (although not participating in their event) and was not aware of any damage to fishing lines.”

The racing yachts hoisted spinnakers in the light airs but later in the morning the wind freshened from the north

The racing yachts hoisted spinnakers in the light airs at the start of the race but later in the morning the wind freshened from the north

Yesterday morning there was some tight manoeuvering on the start line of a “frostbite” race off  Penarth Pier in calm seas and light airs.

The wind picked up from the north later in the morning  and at end of the race a yacht from Cardiff Yacht Club “Pointer” had trouble re-starting her engine to return to Cardiff Bay.

Anglers to the rescue. A local fishing boat tows in a disabled yacht - and has a second broken down boat secured alongside

Anglers to the rescue. The local fishing boat “Poppy” performs a double good-deed as she tows in a disabled yacht – and has a second vessel – a broken-down motorboat boat – secured on her starboard side.

However a local fishing boat “Poppy” – with several anglers aboard – did the decent thing and volunteered to tow “Pointer”  safely back to the locks at the Penarth end of the Barrage …and there was no need to trouble Penarth lifeboat.

The good samaritans already had a smaller disabled power boat secured alongside

The good samaritans of “Poppy” already had a smaller disabled power boat secured alongside

It was in fact a double good-deed: “Poppy” also picked up a small disabled  motorboat and brought her in at the same time …saving the hard-worked crews of Penarth lifeboat from having to launch.

 

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One Response to “POPPY” PERFORMS A DOUBLE GOOD-DEED OFF PENARTH

  1. Peter Church says:

    Well done Poppy, you could have waited till Friday and then it would have been even more relevant.

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