Two species of ‘Moth’ involved!

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Wednesday 23 July

Launched at : 18:50

Returned at : 19:45

Weather : Fine and sunny with a F1 N wind

Solent Coastguard asked for a launch to assist a 19ft gaff rigged Cape Cutter with engine failure in Hayling Bay. The Atlantic 85 went to help whilst at the same time several sailors from the Moth Class Association had come to present a £500 cheque to the Lifeboat Station for assisting with rescues (see earlier reports) of ‘Moth ‘Class dinghies. The Atlantic 85 reached the casualty vessel to find, in an amazing co-incidence, that she was called ‘Moth!!’ A motor vessel called ‘Sulis’ had given ‘Moth’ a tow but asked the lifeboat helm to take this over and so the Atlantic 85 did so and towed ‘Moth’ into Sparkes Marina.

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Service Numbers 2018

Total Launches: 14
Atlantic 85: 9
D-Class: 5

Services Totals

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

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Tuesday, 20 August 2019
High Tide: 02:50 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 08:19 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 15:17 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 20:32 ( 1.30m )
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