Lifeboat volunteers faced high waves and high winds to come to the rescue of a yacht that had gone aground in the entrance to Penzance harbour.
Despite a six metre swell and a southerly gale, as well as one engine giving out briefly, the Penlee lifeboat team managed to attach a tow rope and - eventually - pull the vessel to safety.
The coxswain at Penlee says the crew volunteers did a brilliant job:
The three people on board the 30 feet yacht had left Penzance on Wednesday morning heading for Weston-super-Mare but turned back when one of them fell very seasick.
A huge swell running into the harbour grounded the yacht as it entered the port and it ended up on its side.
The lifeboat was itself swamped by the sea several times as it tried to come to the rescue as this footage from the RNLI shows:
With high winds forecast again today, Patch Harvey has issued a warning to sailors.