The 34-foot yachthas two people on board in Loch na Droma Buidhe,a small sea loch on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.
The yacht had lost power whilst trying to motor out of the narrow entrance of the loch.
The skipper then tried to use his sails,but the yacht’s foresail was torn by the gusting north-westerly wind.
Despite deploying two anchors,the yacht was in danger of being driven on to the rocky shore.
One of the volunteer lifeboat crew was put aboard the yacht and after securing a tow rope,he recovered one of the anchors by hand.The other was stuck and was marked with a buoy for later
The yacht was then towed in rough seas to the safety of Tobermory harbour.
Deputy Second Coxswain Andrew McHaffie said:‘The yacht’s skipper reacted very quickly in difficult conditions and managed to get both anchors out just in the nick of time. He also took the correct decision to request help and we were very pleased with the successful outcome.’
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