Yacht pilot gets sinking feeling as boat ‘capsizes’

15th October 2022

A yachtie on Marine Lake had that distinct sinking feeling today as their boat nearly capsized in the water.

The skilled pilot was seen by shocked onlookers to be clinging on for dear life as others in a rescue boat attempted to save him.

Photos sent into OTS News appeared to show somebody in a life jacket clamouring onto the upturned hull of the yacht while a group of rescuers gave them orders.

While the scene appeared to be distressing from a distance, it’s understood the incident was in fact a training exercise to show novice yacht users how to react in an emergency situation.

The rescue mission was a resounding success and Onlookers say the boat was quickly righted and began to sail around the lake again which being carefully watched by colleagues from the Yacht Club.