Largs lifeboat volunteers had a busy Sunday this weekend with three call-outs: to a drifting yacht, an upturned dinghy, and a stricken wind-surfer.
First the lifeboat had to break off from a scheduled exercise to go to attend the Solitude, an unmanned type Moody 34 yacht, which had broken adrift in Fairlie Bay. The RNLI managed to board her and tow her to a mooring just before she ran ashore.
Then at 3.24pm the volunteers were called out by coastguards to help two men from an an upturned sailing dingy in the water at Wemyss Bay. The lifeboat was on the scene in just eight minutes to rescue the casualties and take them and their dinghy ashore. No-one was hurt.
On their way back from Wemyss Bay the crew were again called upon, this time to rescue a wind surfer some way off from the Largs shore who had been spotted from the lifeboat station with his sail down, apparently struggling to reach shore.
He was quickly picked up along with his board and landed at Aubery Point uninjured.