Penlee RNLI attended the vessel twice after it ran aground on Monday and again on Tuesday
A French junk rigged yacht was rescued off Cornwall on Tuesday after running aground twice in two days.
Penlee RNLI was first called out to Doris on Monday after reports from members of the public who were concerned about the yacht’s safety.
The inshore lifeboat arrived at the scene off Newlyn Green to find the boat aground with all the sails still up, but with no one in sight.
Following a few calls from the team, the yacht’s crew appeared from down below.
The RNLI said: “It was soon apparent that they were happy with the situation and did not require assistance. Advice was given and the volunteer crew returned to the station.”
However, the following morning at 7am, Falmouth Coastguard received another report from Penlee coxwain Patch Harvey that the yacht had run aground again, this time on Battery Rocks.
Both Penlee lifeboats were launched and after arriving at the scene, found the yacht aground with the tide still going out.
The inshore lifeboat attempted to tow the vessel to safety but was unable to get the boat clear.
The tow was then passed to the all-weather lifeboat and the yacht was able to be brought clear of the rocks.
Doris and her crew were then taken to Newlyn where the yacht’s damage could be assessed and the fouled propeller cleared.