Callout No. 14
Walton & Frinton Lifeboat launched on service at 21:23 to Mayday from a Yacht Non Porial with 2POB with steering failure 13 miles SSW from Station. The lifeboat making best possible speed through moderate seas and heavy rain showers arrived on scene at 21:23.
After assessing the casualties steering capabilities it was agreed that the lifeboat would shadow the Yacht into Brightlingsea. At 22:10 the lifeboat left the casualty at the entrance Brightlingsea Harbour and returned to station. Crew: R. Farrance, K. Bruce, S. Berry, J. Hale, K. Leech & S. Bettany