One of the lifeboat crew observes the blown away catamaran from the pier.

An upturned Trimaran led to call-out for Cowes RNLI after high winds blew it towards Cowes Harbour.

The lightweight racing Trimaran was swept off its trolley at Venture Quay on Saturday night (21) and ended up precariously hanging from a quayside pier.

After the upturned catamaran was spotted by someone aboard a Red Funnel car ferry, UK Coastguards decided it could be a possible danger to other craft if it broke free and drifted away.

Cowes lifeboat raced to the scene to keep watch, joined onshore by mobile coastguards from Ventnor and Bembridge.

Eventually, however, the wind had dropped sufficiently for the lifeboat crew deciding the Trimaran was going nowhere and it was safe to return to station.