Lifeboat launched to help lone sailor

Lifeboat launched to help lone sailor

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:00am 14th August 2019.

Weymouth Lifeboat was launched yesterday to help a lone sailor of a catamaran in difficulty near Portland Bill.

Weymouth Lifeboat was launched yesterday to help a lone sailor of a catamaran in difficulty near Portland Bill.

He was travelling from Falmouth to Ipswich when he became concerned that the small engine of his boat wouldn't be able to cope with the strong currents around Portland race.

The skipper called for help using his mobile phone.

Once on the scene the lifeboat crew brought the catamaran safely into Weymouth Harbour.

Weymouth Lifeboat bringing in catamaran 2