LIFEBOAT crews were called to a sailing yacht which had broken down and blown ashore.

Harwich RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was sent to the 24ft sailing yacht Barnstormer which was travelling up Walton Channel when it broke down on Saturday at around 9pm.

It had then blown ashore onto the mud.

The Yacht was recovered and towed to its intended destination at Titchmarsh Marina on the Walton Backwaters.