Bembridge RNLI has been called out to help a dismated yacht this afternoon (Saturday).

The team launched at 3.30pm.

The crew were heading to Southampton and were able to use their own engine.

The lifeboat escorted the boat as far as Bembridge.

Yachts are sailing around the Isle of Wight today as part of the charity fundraising Race The Wight event, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

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