Yacht breaks mast in harbour entrance.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Friday 29 March

Launched at : 13.51

Returned at : 14:50

Weather : Cold and clear with a F4 biting easterly wind

The yacht ‘Jayllo’ was on passage from Chichester Marina to Cowes when she suffered a broken mast in the mouth of Chichester Harbour. Solent Coastguard asked us to go to her assistance and the Atlantic 85 was launched. On arriving at the scene we found the casualty vessels broken mast and associated sails and rigging were hanging over the stern of the boat preventing the owner from using the engine and so the yacht was drifting and in danger of going aground.

Lifeboat crew went on board ‘Jayllo’ and with the help of the owner were able to cut away the shrouds and halyards and recover the broken gear onto the deck of the yacht and secure it. The yacht was then able to start it’s engine and the lifeboat escorted her back into the harbour. The lifeboat contacted the harbour patrol and they took over the escort role to return ‘Jayllo’ to Chichester Marina. The Atlantic 85 then returned to the Station to be made ready for further service.


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, 21 January 2021
High Tide: 05:00 ( 4.10m )
Low Tide: 10:32 ( 2.00m )
High Tide: 17:20 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 23:01 ( 2.00m )
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