The lifeboat launched on service shortly after 5.30pm going to the assistance of a 10-meter French yacht with 2 people on board and its position given as 1.5 nautical miles south of Lizard Point. The yacht had suffered a damaged rudder rendering it unable to sail. On arrival two members of the lifeboat crew transferred to the yacht to facilitate a tow. Because of the yacht and sea conditions at the time, a slow tow to Newlyn Harbour began. Lifeboat Coxswain Russ Craig described sea conditions as 1.5-meter waves with a force 5 wind from the west off Lizard Point. The lifeboat arrived back at Kilcobben for re-housing just after 11pm.