Weather Fails to Dampen Spirits at Largs Lifeboat Open Day
Largs Lifeboat’s annual Open Day on Saturday 28th of July started in very wet conditions but these gradually improved as the day progressed and ended in a successful day for the volunteer crew and public alike.
The crew would like to thank Largs Fire and Rescue unit, Police Scotland, including their Mounted Division, Largs First Responders, Largs Model Boat club, HM Coastguard, Celtic Soundz for their musical entertainment throughout and to members of the public for their attendance.
The Pico-Paddle race was exciting to watch, occasionally involving a bit of skulduggery as usual at this event. The eventual winner was a team from Largs Sailing Club and they are shown below being presented with the trophy by John Griffiths of Largs RNLI.
A major attraction to both crew and public was the burger stall. Largs RNLI is indebted to Scott Paton of A D Paton butchers for his donation of burgers and hot dog sausages and to Stuart Grant of The Three Reasons pub for supplying the equipment and manpower to cook the ingredients.
Unfortunately what is normally considered the highlight of the day, the Lifeboat/Helicopter exercise had to be cancelled when the aircraft got a call whilst en route to Largs.
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Alasdair Woods, Largs Lifeboat Press Officer , 07860 632524
Dave Hewitt snr, Largs Lifeboat Deputy Press Officer, 07552 064621
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, email@example.com
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