Flying Fifteen rescue off Island's coast

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Flying Fifteen rescue off Island's coast
Flying Fifteen rescue off Island's coast

Two people, on a Flying Fifteen that took on too much water, have been rescued off the Isle of Wight.

A Cowes Harbour launch was first on scene, off East Cowes, bringing the stricken boat's crew aboard.

It towed the partially submerged racing dinghy to Cowes, meeting Cowes RNLI Lifeboat crew for the final stretch, to the Shepards Wharf Marina lifting crane.

The lifeboat, which launched just after 6pm on Thursday evening, returned to the station just before 8pm.

Designed by the famed Uffa Fox, the rescue of the Flying Fifteen and its crew came just days before a festival to celebrate his achievements.

This weekend sees events to mark UF50, five decades after he died.

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