Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat launched on Sunday afternoon to rescue a disabled yacht off Sovereign Harbour 

The 36ft yacht with five people on board had left harbour earlier in strong winds to conduct engine trials. The engine failed on their return making it impossible to safely enter the marina. Eastbourne lifeboat was called upon to assist, quickly on scene a towline was secured and the casualty vessel was returned to the safety of Sovereign Harbour.