Tangled spinnaker leads to man overboard

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The yacht had tipped flat onto the sea when a crew member climbed the mast to try to free the recalcitrant sail, resulting in him crashing into the water.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 7:57am

By George Chastney

Teen’s legs crushed in two-boat collision

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At least one of the teenager's legs is thought to fractured from the incident while his legs were dangling over the side of the yacht.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:12am

By George Chastney

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat called after crew member breaks arm

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The emergency involved a crew member who had suffered a broken arm aboard a yacht.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 4:24pm

By George Chastney

Damaged and waterlogged speedboat towed to safety by lifeboat

Speedboat being towed

The small open craft had not only lost its steering, but also was filling with water.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:56am

By George Chastney

Cowes RNLI and Ventnor Coastguard assist unwell woman on board broken down boat

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The Cowes RNLI crew assisted an incident on Thursday evening when a woman fell unwell on board a boat with a broken engine.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:29am

By George Chastney

Emergency crews valiantly fight fierce boat fire

East Cowes boat fire - photos from RNLI

Firefighters, coastguards and crew from the Cowes RNLI station worked hard in the early hours of Monday to fight a boat fire in Cowes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:56am

By George Chastney

Moon’s influence was undoing of yacht sailing in the Beaulieu River

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The yacht, with five people aboard, had gone hard aground at the entrance of Beaulieu River when, thanks the gravitational pull of the moon, there was an exceptionally low tide.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 8:42am

By George Chastney with 2 readers' comments

High Sheriff presents Lifeboat Awards at Cowes RNLI Station

Volunteers receiving Lifeboat awards at Cowes RNLI

Isle of Wight High Sheriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens presented awards celebrating the commitment of volunteers at the Cowes RNLI Station last weekend.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:26pm

By George Chastney

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual get together

Lifeboat Get together 2019

As well as the Bembridge and Cowes lifeboats, the marina line-up included craft from Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Calshot, Lymington, Gosport and Ryde and members of the Freshwater and Sandown stations arrived by road.

Sunday, 20th January, 2019 11:08am

By George Chastney

Local craftsmen commissioned to commemorate two local community champions

Taylor's Table

The table and cover were both made locally to commemorate the lives of two Cowes men who contributed a great deal to the community.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 8:02am

By George Chastney

Damaged yacht towed back to shore by Cowes RNLI

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After the yacht became entangled in a marker buoy, and because of strong west-going tide, Cowes RNLI was tasked with towing the yacht back to shore.

Sunday, 28th October, 2018 8:06am

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre providing a vital service nationally

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) in Cowes.

A whopping 50 inshore lifeboats are built at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes every year by the team of 70 highly skilled people. Make a trip to the new Visitor and Heritage Centre to find out more.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 2:49pm

By George Chastney