On Saturday, 17th September, 2016, the St Peter Port Lifeboat went to the assistance of a French yacht 10 miles off the West coast of Guernsey. The 8.7m “Rytmic” with 1 person on board, had difficulties with its mainsail and had engine failure. Guernsey Coastguard were alerted at 17:38 local time by French Station Cross Joburg and the decision was taken to launch the Lifeboat.
The Spirit of Guernsey departed St Peter Port at 18:37 and was alongside the casualty at 19:00. A tow was established and the Lifeboat arrived back at St Peter Port with “Rytmic” at 20:05.