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Yacht rescue of Scilly


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Thank you.  For a while there I thought I was missing some spectacular clever technique.  Turns out I was watching video that shows even the professionals get it wrong.

At the very least, something to keep the towed vessel's bum pointed at the following sea would have been useful.  Parachute, trailing warp, anything....

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27 minutes ago, Fogg said:

Not what I’d have expected from the RNLI.

Btw it’s Isles of “Scilly” (SW England) not “Sicily” (Italy).

Assume they were towing to mainland in which case a long tow in those conditions. Don’t think there are any sheltered ports in Isles of Scilly - quite exposed there .

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1 hour ago, 1paulg said:

Assume they were towing to mainland in which case a long tow in those conditions. Don’t think there are any sheltered ports in Isles of Scilly - quite exposed there .

There are a few but it’s an intricate set of islets often requiring a long trip around the other side to find shelter. A bit like being caught out wrong side of the Mercs in a big blow and needing to get to other side in a hurry 

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