Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 19:35 tonight after concerned members of the public called the Coastguard when they had seen a yacht apparently struggling to make way on a westerly track just past St Leonards.

The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and commenced a search for the vessel who was located further to the west. 
With the skipper happy and under power, the ILB was released to return to station