AS THE WIND WHIPS-UP, PENARTH LIFEBOATS GO THE AID OF YOUNG DINGHY SAILORS

Penarth lifeboats head out to round up Topper dinghies and their crews being swept down-channel by a strong wind and ebb tide. (Photo Penarth Coastguard)

A number of young sailors from Penarth Yacht Club were brought to safety by both Penarth lifeboats last night after the strength of the wind increased unexpectedly as their  Topper dinghies were sailing off Penarth foreshore.

The RNLI’s next door neighbours on Penarth Esplanade – Penarth Yacht Club – requested assistance as the  strong winds,  assisted by the ebb tide,  drove the little craft off-course and down channel towards Lavernock and Sully .

The young sailors of Penarth Yacht Club (seen here in a Penarth Yacht Club library picture) are very competent and well-trained – but last night’s strong winds and ebb tide pushed some of them them off course

Both of Penarth’s lifeboats were launched this evening just after 20:18 following a request for assistance from our neighbours at Penarth Yacht Club.

It took no more than a few minutes for the lifeboats to round-up all the Toppers and bring them and their crews back to Penarth  safe and well, though a little cold. Three of the dinghies were towed back by lifeboat to the slipway at Penarth.

The rescue operation was coordinated by HM Coastguard Milford Haven and Penarth Coastguard officers.

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One Response to AS THE WIND WHIPS-UP, PENARTH LIFEBOATS GO THE AID OF YOUNG DINGHY SAILORS

  1. AK says:

    Good work.

    The volunteers of the RNLI and HMCG have had another quiet evening disturbed.

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