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Beaumaris RNLI crew win in the Tug Of War and Tractor Pull on New Year’s Day.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew members of the Beaumaris R N L I lifeboat regained the trophies in the annual tug of war event held on the Green at Beaumaris on New year’s day

The New Year's day Tug of War winners

RNLI/Paul Blackwell

The RNLI Beaumaris volunteers Tug of War winning team

The competing teams this year came from the Farmers, Magnificent 7, Royal Anglesey Yacht Club and the Beaumaris RNLI volunteer crew.

This year the lifeboat crew succeeded in winning both events the lifeboat crew beat a team from the Magnificent 7 in the first round of the tug of war and then won the final against a team of Farmers.

In the tractor pull the lifeboat crew time of just over 40 seconds was four seconds better to complete the course than their nearest competitor.

The event was well attended and it was decided this year that the funds raised for charity amounting to £225 is being donated towards the cost of treatment in the USA for a niece of a former crew volunteer.

At the conclusion of the competition most of the competitors and spectators went to the yacht club to recover.

Receiving the New Year's day Tug of war trophies

RNLI/ P Blackwell

The RNLI volunteers accept the Tug of War trophies

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