Friday, 27 August 2010

Be prepared

Thursday morning we got called to an incident at Studland along with the Swanage Lifeboat.

Two persons rowing out to a yacht capsized their tender and then the anchor of the yacht started to drag......they called for assistance.

The vital issue here was the weather, certainly the TV weather reports had indicated that the weather was poor, had these two not seen the forecasts?

The pair were lucky, Swanage Lifeboat located them quickly and took them into Poole, our advice....

Check the forecast
Don't attempt night sailing without the necessary skills
Have the correct clothing on.
Wear life jackets
Have flares on board
Don't rely on a mobile phone have a VHF radio
Speak to the Coastguard for advice........its free and may save your life!

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