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Lost Atlantic sailors remembered at Lyme

10:34 26 May 2014

Lyme Regis  lifeboat crew members with the wreaths before taking themout to sea. Photo by Richard Horobin

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew members with the wreaths before taking themout to sea. Photo by Richard Horobin

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Special prayers for missing yachtsmen are said during the resort’s traditional blessing of the boats service

Lyme Regis lifeboat crew and the congregation on the slipway during the blessing of the boats service at Lyme Regis. Photo by Richard HorobinLyme Regis lifeboat crew and the congregation on the slipway during the blessing of the boats service at Lyme Regis. Photo by Richard Horobin

The four British yachtsmen lost in the Atlantic were remembered at the traditional blessing of the boats service in Lyme Regis yesterday (Sunday).

While the usual prayers and words of thanks were spoken for all those who use the sea, there was special mention of the sailors – two from neighbouring Somerset – thrown overboard when their vessel, Cheeki Raffiki capsized.

The vicar of Lyme Regis, the Rev Jane Skinner, who led the inter-denominational outdoor service, reminded the congregation of the tragedy when she spoke about those who use the sea for fishing, trading, as professional sailors or just for pleasure.

Some 200 people lined the slipway in front of the lifeboat station for the service with music from the town band.

The lesson was read by the mayor, Councillor Sally Holman, and four wreaths were taken to sea by the RNLI lifeboat crew as a mark of remembrance ‘for all those who have perished in Lyme Bay in violent weather, in mishap or in time of war.’

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