Sports boat saved from the surf

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 7 September

Launched at : 15:33

Returned at : 16:28

Weather : Fine and dry with a F3 SW wind

Solent Coastguard asked us to go to assist a sports boat with engine failure in Hayling Bay. The boat was being washed towards the shore and had 4 people on board. The Atlantic 85 was launched and went to the area just off the Coastguard Look-out Station where they found the casualty. The boat was very close inshore and a local coastguard had entered the water and was holding the boat to prevent it being damaged in the breaking waves. A tow line was passed to the boat and she was towed into deeper water where two of the crew were taken aboard the lifeboat, leaving two crew plus a lifeboat crew member on the sports boat. The boat was towed to Sparkes Marina where she was given contact numbers for the Harbour Patrol and Hayling Rescue to arrange a tow back to Itchenor.


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 Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Low Tide: 04:22 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 12:03 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide: 16:42 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 00:04 ( 4.50m )
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