At 1720 on Wednesday 29th May 2019, Guernsey Coastguard received a radio call from sailing vessel “Rancer” asking for assistance. The vessel had 1 person onboard and had broken down approximately 2 miles west of Little Sark. She was making slow progress under sail to St Peter Port.
Given fading light, reducing visibility and light winds, St Peter Port Lifeboat the “Spirit of Guernsey” launched at 1809 and proceeded to the scene. Once “Rancer” was located, a tow line was connected and the vessel was towed safely back to St Peter Port, arriving shortly after 2015.