Sailing Dinghy in trouble

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 10 February

Launched at : Already on exercise and diverted at 11:33

Returned at : 11:50

Weather : Cold with rain and sleet and a SE F5/7 wind.

The Atlantic 85 was returning to the station after an exercise when the crew saw a capsized sailing dinghy with two people in the water.   The sailing club safety boat was single manned and was having difficulty in righting it.    The lifeboat put one crew member on board the safety boat to assist in righting the dinghy and then the crew put back on board.  The RNLI crew member was taken back on board the lifeboat and the dinghy escorted back  to Hayling Island Sailing Club.

The lifeboat returned to the station and was made ready for further service.

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Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Thursday, 06 August 2020
High Tide: 01:40 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 07:10 ( 0.90m )
High Tide: 14:15 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide: 19:27 ( 1.10m )
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