Monday, 15 August 2011

Dragonfly from Amsterdam

With almost perfect timing my pager went off this afternoon just as I pulled onto the drive having returned from a very pleasant bike ride with the kids. In less than 10 minutes I was on the ALB as it slipped into the sea.

Portland coastguard then instructed us to make best speed towards a Dutch trimaran which had lost its rudder 3 miles South South East of Peveril point.

On arrival Gav and myself jumped onboard and rigged a tow and casualty Drogue. Less than 30 minutes later we had the yacht tied to our moorings in Swanage. Job done...there was nothing he could do too sort it out himself so we were very happy to assist. Let's hope that he gets this fixed quickly so that he can continue with his holiday and sail his wonderful Dragonfly trimaran back to Amsterdam!

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