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Join the Torbay RNLI Team for our best ever 2017 Seaside Special!

Lifeboats News Release

A wonderful programme is planned for Torbay’s RNLI supporters from the start of August, with a series of great events culminating in a fantastic Seaside Special Lifeboat Day on Sunday 13 August.

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RNLI Torbay all-weather & inshore lifeboats in action together

Following Flag Week collections, which start on 1 August, the Torbay team will be offering Lifeboat Tours each morning from Sunday 6 – Friday 11 August.

Annual favourites ‘Walk the Extra Mile’ and ‘Cover the Flag’ return from 7 August, kicking off a full week of Brixham-based fun and entertainment including: boating models on display, a children's treasure hunt, coffee mornings at the Sprat & Mackerel and Rockfish Brixham, a quiz night at the Ernie Lister bar (Quayside Hotel), and children’s face painting with Stormy Stan in the town centre.

On Sunday 13 August, residents and visitors to Brixham will be treated to a full day of wonderful activities for this year’s Torbay RNLI Lifeboat Seaside Special.

The day starts with competitors (who have pre-registered) for the Two Lighthouse Run setting off, followed by a full programme of activities including: lifeboat tours, coastal safety advice, the Pedalo Grand Prix, a scrumptious BBQ and tea room, boating model displays, a Water Ball Challenge and numerous water-based displays including water board, wakeboard, flyboard, jet ski and, of course, the popular search and rescue demonstration.

The annual Fishermen's Mission Dedication service, led this year by new Superintendent Matt Skinner, takes place at 6.30pm accompanied by the fabulous Brixham Town Band.

As dusk falls from 8.30pm onwards, supporters will be able to purchase candle lanterns from the crew and settle on Brixham breakwater and beach ready to enjoy the evening finale, the Grand Fireworks Display at 9.15pm. Those wishing to further support the fundraising effort are invited to purchase tickets for an evening cruise around Torbay , departing at 7.30pm and timed to arrive at Brixham Breakwater for 9.15pm.

This year’s Torbay RNLI Seaside Special is set to be the best ever – come and join us and support your wonderful Torbay RNLI lifeboat team. Full event details and timings can be found in the attached Lifeboat Day Seaside Special booklet (paper copies of which are available in numerous outlets around Brixham town centre).

RNLI notes to editors


(1) Torbay all-weather and inshore lifeboats in action together

(2) Torbay all-weather lifeboat the Alec & Christina Dykes

(3) Torbay inshore lifeboat the Leslie & Mary Daws

Link to Two Lighthouse Run online Registration Form

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RNLI Torbay Alec & Christina Dykes

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RNLI Torbay inshore lifeboat Leslie & Mary Daws


RNLI Pedalo Grand Prix Poster

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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