"People in charge of high powered craft should use their kill cords"... a 4m RIB was careering around in the sea off Penbryn beach with no one on board.
Both Barmouth RNLI lifeboats were launched when a 34ft yacht broke it’s moorings and ended up caught in Barmouth bridge.
The yacht’s propeller had become fouled on a pot buoy, anchoring her to the seabed, and the crew were unable to free the vessel.
The yacht, Vencom, with 10 people onboard was returning from the Rolex Fastnet Race when the vessel lost its rudder and was unable to steer.
An elderly solo sailor was rescued, with suspected mild hypothermia, after his 32ft yacht suffered engine failure and ran aground on rocks off Bognor Regis.
Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat following the report of an EPIRB activation, approximately 60 miles off the Cork coast.
A Mayday call was made from a single-handed 9m yacht that was taking on water seven miles north-west of St Agnes, Cornwall.
A total of 1,342 yachts turned out to compete in Round the Island Race 2017, with the 70ft trimaran Concise 10 achieving a thrilling race record.
An 18ft yacht that required assistance in the Solent was described by rescuers as being in a 'poor condition.'
Two yachts aground in the space of less than 12 hours kept rescuers from an independent lifeboat station busy this weekend.
A Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat spokesman said: “The sailor was a bit upset about having to be rescued."
Four yachts competing in the OSTAR and TWOSTAR fleet have been rescued after a storm struck in the north Atlantic.
The Yarmouth RNLI all-weather lifeboat assisted a yacht that was unable to move after fouling its propeller on unmarked lobster pot gear.
The Isle of Wight yachtsman aims to become the first disabled sailor to achieve a non-stop round Britain and Ireland voyage.
"The crew of the yacht had managed to free the mast, not an easy task in 30 knots of wind" said Mumbles lifeboat deputy second coxswain James Bolter
"A great example of how a personal locator beacon, when properly used and registered, can save a person’s life" said UK Coastguard's Aimee Phillimore.
"The sailor wanted to stay and fix the leak": RNLI crew advised the boat owner of the "very old" wooden yacht not to take to the sea in the same…
Seven suspected illegal immigrants from Ukraine were discovered on a 28-foot yacht stranded on the mud at the mouth of the River Ore.
GAFIRS volunteers were called to assist a cabin cruiser skipper who had got into trouble after mooring up alongside a Portsmouth pier.
The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter base in Lee-On-Solent will start flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations from 1pm today.