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Peter MillsVolunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Lifeboats News Release
Lymington RNLI Lifeboat Station to host culmination of a year's fundraising by the Hurricanes Dragonboat club.
As the culmination to a year's fundraising http://www.justgiving.com/teams/HurricanescrewNeedlesChallenge the Hurricanes Dragonboat club (HDC) are scheduled, weather permitting, to arrive at the Bath Road public slipway adjacent to the Lymington RNLI Lifeboat Station at approximately 2.15pm on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August (spare day Tuesday 28) having paddled two 35ft dragon boats from Lee on Solent to Lymington via the Needles, a distance of about 30 nautical miles.
The scheduled route passes close to Calshot RNLI Lifeboat Station and the New Forest National Park shoreline before crossing to the Isle of Wight shore in the Hurst Narrows for the push to the Needles, the aim being to arrive inshore as the tide turns for the run back to Lymington.
HDC are true long distance paddlers having already completed the Great River Race, the London River Marathon and from Fort Augustus to Loch End whilst supporting RNLI Loch Ness in 2011.
Weather permitting and with timing drums beating out the stroke rate, the approach up the Lymington River should make quite a spectacle - all spectators welcome!
RNLI media contactsPeter Mills, RNLI Lymington Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer07767 213583 / email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgTim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / email@example.comPhilly Byrde, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)0207 6207425 / 07886 668825 / firstname.lastname@example.orgFor enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
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