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Abersoch RNLI receive kind donation from the SCYC Mirror Dinghy fleet

Lifeboats News Release

South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club recently hosted the annual Mirror Dinghy Week and kindly donated the entry fees to Abersoch RNLI.

RNLI/Selina Brown

Due to Covid restrictions the event was unable to take place last year and it was still looking doubtful for this summer. However as restrictions eased the yacht club was able to host a scaled down event and rather than charge competitors the usual entry fee they asked for donations of £10.00 to Abersoch RNLI.

They enjoyed some excellent sailing and managed to put on ten races during the course of the week plus a Junior Helm race.

Selina Collinson, spokesperson for Mirror Dinghy Week at SCYC said, ‘The Club decided to request a donation to the lifeboat station of £10 per boat per entry.’ She added that ‘the event was organised with just 10 days notice and none of the usual social events - just plain racing’. Phill Brown, Chair Abersoch RNLI, received the generous donation of £240.00 on behalf of the Charity and is pictured here at the yacht club with keen Mirror Week competitors, Tom, Annabelle and Lucas.

Notes to editors

· Abersoch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat the ‘Peter & Ann Setten’ launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.

· Photo credit: RNLI/Selina Collinson, SCYC

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For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer 07583 084338 or email [email protected]. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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