Laser sailors capsizing on purpose

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Monday 27 October

Launched at : 16:50

Returned at : 17:17

Weather: Fine with F3 WSW wind but dusk fast approaching

Solent Coastguard had a report of a dinghy capsizing frequently just offshore in Bracklesham Bay. The Atlantic 85 was launched and arrived at the bay ten minutes later. They spotted the Laser dinghy on the beach and so two crewmembers went ashore and met the 4 teenage sailors. They explained that they had been practicing capsize drill and that they were all OK. Although cold they were not injured and so the lifeboat returned to the station.

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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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