Mini-Fastnet Race Yacht Runs Into Trouble Near Islands

Falmouth Coastguard has been liaising with the two crew members on board a yacht that got into trouble off our islands overnight while taking part in the Mini Fastnet race organised by the Royal Western Yacht Club.

The Petite August  reported rudder prolems at around 11.30pm and was adrift between us and Lands’ End.

She’s being monitored on her way to Plymouth.

Fifteen yachts and thirty competitors set off on Sunday 15th May for the 561 mile course from Plymouth to Fastnet Rock via Eddystone Rock and Bishop Rock, then on to S W Ireland before returning to Plymouth.