The skipper then asked us to take a halyard and use the rescue boat to heel the boat. She then cam off under her own engine quite easily. It is a rescue method I have often wondered about. It is a bit scary to apply a RB pull to the top of the mast. Visions of it all tumbling down under too much load. As it happened there were no worries. All over in 10 minutes.
This is a technique used by the KNRM in The Netherlands.