Well my only rescue happened off St Albans when we were diving close inshore. When we came to leave, the engine refused to start and we were caught at anchor as the race kicked in. We didn't want to cut the anchor line as we would have been swept into trouble.
Anyway a passing yacht very neatly sailed alongside, took our lines and took the strain while we sorted the anchor, he then towed up back to Kimmeridge while his good lady passed mugs of coffee down to us, and sarnies.
At that point we managed to get the engine spluttering enough to get into Kimmeridge bay. We never managed to trace the yacht so never had the chance to thank him properly. Can't remember the name now, it was about 15 years ago.
Anyway it was a very impressive piece of boat handling under sail which was part of the reason that I went off and learned to sail.
Also a big part of the reason that I am happy with both stinkies and raggies