French Yacht Vent De Noroise aground
Crew: Luke Wills (Helmsman), Nick Head, Derren Plaister
Location: Turnaware Bar, River Fal
Shout Date: 10/06/2015 – 17:06
Weather:NE 1, Slight Sea and No Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny Periods
At 16:59 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports that the 10 metre French yacht Vent De Noroise was aground on Turnaware Point on the River Fal.
The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 17:06 and headed up the Carrick Roads arriving on scene at Turnaware Bar at 17:17. The lifeboat crew helped the yacht to deploy an anchor and once it had been established that the skipper was happy to wait for the incoming tide to refloat the vessel the inshore lifeboat was released at 17:32 to return to its station.
The Inshore Lifeboat was back on its slipway at 17:55 where it was refuelled, rehoused and ready for service by 18:10.
The yacht with four people on board had run aground on the bar while navigating the river. The yacht and its crew were experienced and well equipped it was soon confirmed that they were happy to await the next tide so that the yacht could be refloated.