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RNLI Lifeboat Fowey Golant Cornwall Yacht Rescue | Capsize Sea Ocean Sailing Rescue | The Cormorant Hotel & Restaurant  FOWEY'S lifeboats and RNLI volunteers provided a reminder of why they're so valued by people who live and work in the town this week.

Because Fowey is a town with such a strong link to the sea it's always had a lifeboat station, and everyone understands just what an important job the people who staff it do.

So this weekend most people in the town were aware something dramatic was afoot when both of Fowey's lifeboats rushed out of the harbour on Saturday.

The boats were headed to assist a yacht, which had capsized in Carlyon Bay with three people aboard.

The sailors aboard the Redrow, a 20 foot long racing yacht from Fowey, sent out a mayday signal at around 3pm as the boat started to fill with water before capsizing.

One of the sailors was picked up by another yacht, while a second was rescued by a passing fishing vessel. The third had to tough it out in the water - hanging on to the hull of the overturned yacht until the lifeboats arrived.

Fortunately conditions were fairly good and Fowey's Trent-class lifeboat Maurice and Joyce Hardy, and the D-class Olive Two, were able to effect a rescue in fairly short time.

The RNLI boats reached the scene of the accident within 15 minutes of leaving the harbour and were then able to tow Redrow back to port, before she was righted.

We, along with all the other hotels in Fowey, recognise how this rescue is just one example of the RNLI coming to the rescue and we value that service, since it helps keep our guests safe!

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