A routine training session on Wednesday 10th May turned into real practice with the D class launching on training just after 17.00.
With the big low tides the D class came across a 33ft yacht aground just outside Cobbs Quay Marina. As the crews were due to practice towing anyway the scenario was used and the yacht safely towed back into deeper water.
While the first yacht was being towed a 2nd yacht mis-judged the channel and came to a halt. The inshore lifeboat released the tow and assisted the 2nd yacht into deeper water.
The crews were re-fuelled and ready for service at 20.00.