QF3yachtontowThe skipper of this yacht under tow by QF3 Redcliffe rescue vessel RSL Redcliffe was near exhaustion after battling 25 knot winds and 3m to 4m seas for nearly 24 hours with just a headsail after losing his mainsail and discovering his engine would not start.

His wife and daughter were suffering severe sea sickness as they were bounced around in the yacht 11 nm off Cape Moreton.