Lifeboat magazine

Lifeboat magazine is published quarterly and mailed to RNLI members around the UK and Ireland. It's packed with rescue stories, features, news and member offers, and lists all the previous quarter's lifeboat launches.

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Inside the autumn issue

philly byrde editor lifeboat magazine summer 2017What will you discover this autumn?

The 'back to school' feeling is a receding memory for many of us, but I still find autumn brings a clean slate and the instinct to try something new. This issue, we meet volunteers who moved home to start a new life - and join the RNLI. And our friends at Swim England share their poolside tips to get you ready for outdoor swimming next summer.

This is also the season for hunkering down against the elements, and we've brought you our top armchair adventures to see you through the storms. Lifeguards on many beaches will have lowered their flags too - what innovations could keep beaches safe in the meantime?

Through all of this, our lifeboat crews remain on call to save lives in all weathers. Our rescue stories this issue prove once again that treacherous conditions can strike at any time of year.

Thanks to all who've got in touch with your views on the last issue. I'm pleased to say that launches are back, so you can catch up on all our lifeboat calls since January. We love to hear from you, so keep those ideas coming.

Philly Byrde
@ByrdeSong

That sinking feeling

Sometimes you can do everything right and the sea will still find a way to catch you out. Two friends from Bristol found this out when they decided to hit the east Devon coast for the late May Bank Holiday.

Can't wait for your copy of Lifeboat to arrive? Read thrilling rescue stories in Magazine - our section of the RNLI website dedicated to telling our stories in greater detail.

The RNLI and me: Guy Martin

Motorcycle racer and TV star mechanic Guy Martin had barely dried out from our sea survival pool when we nabbed him for a chat.

The right call

Liam is readying himself for the shout as he laces his shoes. 'As soon as you hear that pager, there's an adrenaline rush. And then you take a breath and you mellow yourself. You think: "Right. What could we be going to?"'

Read more interviews, rescues and features in the autumn edition of Lifeboat and over at our web magazine.

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