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Monday, 21 July 2014

A French yacht had to be towed to Newlyn over the weekend

A French yacht had to be towed to shore after she lost her rudder midway through crossing the Channel. Gwalarn III got into difficult on Friday morning while making the trip and was taken under tow by fishing vessel Lady T Emiel. After safely bringing the yacht into Mounts Bay, it was decided that the fishing vessel was unsuitable to tow Gwalarn III into the harbour due to her lack of manoeuvrability.

As a result, Penlee RNLI took over the tow at 10.30am, two miles south of Mousehole Island, and brought her into shore. The stricken yacht and her two crewmen were taken to Newlyn harbour and secured alongside the north pier.

She has now been beached in front of the harbour offices in order to affect a repair on the rudder.

Read more at http://www.ybw.com/news/sailing/536999/french-yacht-loses-its-rudder-crossing-the-channel?