The volunteer crew of Eastbourne lifeboat were scrambled on Sunday to assist a disabled 12.5 metre yacht which had suffered a mechanical failure 

The yacht with four people on board was two miles from the safety of Sovereign Harbour when it lost all power. Unable to negotiate the harbour entrance in the prevailing weather conditions the yachtsmen contacted HM Coastguard for assistance who immediately requested the launch of Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat. Quickly on scene the lifeboat crew secured a towline and took the casualty vessel into the marina.

Picture from Pete Abel