Troon RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Day 2022

Lifeboats News Release

Saturday 16th July 2022 was our very popular lifeboat station Open Day. After a period without our station Open Days it was good to get back to opening the station to the public.

Drone picture above the lifeboat station showing emergency vehicles and members of the public enjoying the sunshine at Troon lifeboat station

Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team

Troon RNLI lifeboat station during the open day
Throughout the day, several hundred people visited the lifeboat station to see first hand the work of the RNLI in Troon. The weather was once again kind to us and the only, very brief, callout of the day was a short tow to the marina for our D class inshore lifeboat while it was already afloat in the harbour.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Open Day, visited the RNLI Shop in Troon and came to watch the lifeboat pull through Troon. The RNLI as a charity relies on the generosity of the public in order to save lives at sea and we are grateful for your continued support.

After months of planning, the historic lifeboat pull through Troon of the William Riley lifeboat supported by the lifeboat crew, coastguard personnel and the 1st Troon Boys Brigade Pipe Band was a success.

Our thanks to all the volunteers from the William Riley who brought the lifeboat from Whitby to participate in our 150th anniversary and the whole team who spent both Saturday and Sunday at the lifeboat station speaking to members of the public and providing the experience of rowing the historic lifeboat to the public.

We’d also like to thank the Marr Rugby Club for their assistance with the pull along with the leaders and members of the 1st Troon Boys Brigade Pipe Band, the 28th Ayrshire (Troon) Scout Group, the Troon Tiger Explorer Scout Unit and the Troon Guides for taking part. We’d also like to thank Ayr Coastguard Teams and St Andrews Ambulance for their assistance during the parade.

Thanks also goes to our colleagues in the emergency services from Troon Fire Station, Troon First Responders, Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service, the Coastguard Team from Ayr and Ardrossan and also the Scottish Fire Brigades Heritage Trust for all participating at the Open Day.

Thanks also goes to the Fishermen’s Mission, Troon Coastal Rowing, UAV360 for their filming of the day and Associated British Ports. A thanks also goes to Finesse Marquees, Jack Rigg for his anniversary print, the Copystop in Troon for assisting with printing, Gallery 2 for their assistance with framing, to the staff of the Wee Hurrie, Marr Rugby Club for their hospitality and to all the organisations and individuals who donated prizes for the raffles.

Lastly a thanks goes to Girvan lifeboat crew for attending and to all the volunteers from the lifeboat station, crew, fundraisers, shop volunteers, the water safety team and management group for assisting throughout the day.

After a short break, the behind-the-scenes work will continue so that we can bring you another Open Day next year.

We once again thank you for coming to our 2022 Open Day and Historic Lifeboat Pull and we hope to see you again next year!
Marr Rugby Team pulling the restored William Riley Lifeboat

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Marr Rugby Team pulling the restored William Riley Lifeboat
Scouts and other youth groups pulling the William Riley Lifeboat along the esplanade

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Scouts and other youth groups pulling the William Riley Lifeboat
Troon and Girvan all-weather lifeboats

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Troon and Girvan all-weather lifeboats
Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat carrying out a man overboard drill off the lifeboat pontoon

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Troon RNLI all-weather lifeboat carrying out a man overboard drill off the lifeboat pontoon
The restored William Riley lifeboat afloat in the harbour

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The restored William Riley lifeboat afloat in the harbour

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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