NEW Quay RNLI crews were called out twice in the space of 90 minutes on Saturday.

At 3pm, the Coastguard requested the inshore lifeboat, the Audrey LJ, to proceed to an area off Cei Bach to assist a windsurfer reported to be in difficulties.

The windsurfer had been seen by members of the public to be unable to board his craft after capsizing. When the crew arrived they found that the windsurfer had been able to make his way to the shore and all was well.

Soon after the inshore returned and around 4.30pm a further call was received from the Coastguard for the all-weather lifeboat to assist a stricken yacht off Llanon.

With coxswain Daniel Potter in charge, the crew found that a fouled propeller was the cause of the problem and the only solution was to tow the yacht back to New Quay where it was secured on a mooring.