Video: Two rescued at Round the Island Race
- Mon, 27 Jun 2011
Videos courtsey of RNLI
An RNLI lifeboat was launched to assist two people who were spotted in the waters around the Needles lighthouse during the Round the Island Race (above).
Volunteer crews around the Solent had a phenomenally busy Saturday assisting scores of people in distress during the annual sailing event, which this year attracted a record 1,908 vessels to take part.
Lifeboat crews from all three Isle of Wight lifeboat stations - Bembridge (above), Yarmouth (below) and Cowes - were out on the water, collectively assisting in a total of 23 incidents in Force 6-7 winds and swells up to three metres.
This, coupled with challenging weather conditions, made for an extremely busy day for the charity's volunteer lifeboat crews, who worked alongside the Coastguard and other independent rescue services to ensure the race ran smoothly.