ILB launched 22 October, 2017.

On Sunday afternoon (October 22) with squally showers passing through the harbour, the lifeboat crews were tasked to assist a windsurfer, who was reported to be struggling, off Hamworthy Park.
Three separate informants rang 999 and alerted the coastguard when they saw the windsurfer in difficulty, also there was a passing vessel in the vicinity who  responded to Solent Coastguard and went to help and assist the casualty.
As the Poole Atlantic lifeboat arrived on scene the windsurfer was safe and making his way back to shore, the lifeboat crew were stood down and headed back to the station.