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  • Skegness inshore lifeboat rescues kite surfer

    Sunday 13 May 2012. Author: Russell Matthews

    The Skegness inshore lifeboat Peterborough Beer Festival IV was in action over the weekend, when a kite surfer was spotted struggling to get ashore on Sunday afternoon (13 May).   The lifeboat launched... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI Lifeboat escorts yacht to safety in strong winds

    Skegness RNLI Lifeboat escorts yacht to safety in strong winds

    Saturday 12 May 2012. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness' all-weather RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat Lincolnshire Poacher was called into action for the first time in 2012 on Friday (11 May) when a yacht became dismasted in strong winds.   The ... Read More
  • Legacy of life-long RNLI volunteer helps fund next Skegness lifeboat

    Legacy of life-long RNLI volunteer helps fund next Skegness lifeboat

    Tuesday 24 April 2012. Author: Russell Matthews

    A legacy from dedicated Skegness RNLI volunteer Joel Grunnill MBE will help fund the town’s next all-weather lifeboat, which is to be named Joel and April Grunnill. The new lifeboat is expected to go on service in 2016 and will be an innovative &po... Read More
  • New RNLI lifejackets for Skegness lifesavers funded by local Lifeboat Ball

    New RNLI lifejackets for Skegness lifesavers funded by local Lifeboat Ball

    Monday 2 April 2012. Author: Russell Matthews

    Volunteer RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat crew members at Skegness lifeboat station have today (Monday) unveiled their new state-of-the-art lifejackets, funded by proceeds from The Lifeboat Ball supported by Centrica Energy.Incorporati... Read More
  • First RNLI Shannon self-righting trial (video)

    First RNLI Shannon self-righting trial (video)

    Monday 30 January 2012. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness lifeboat coxswain John Irving was today (Monday) among guests at the first self-righting trial for the RNLI's newest lifeboat, the Shannon class. The lifeboat is the first of the class that is due to replace the RNLI's Mersey ... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI lifeboat rescues three during nine-hour shout

    Skegness RNLI lifeboat rescues three during nine-hour shout

    Sunday 11 December 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat LincolnshirePoacher was called out early this morning (Sunday) when a motor vessel began taking on water 17 miles north-east of Skegness. The lifeboat was requested to launch at 00:36 to the ... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Ball raises £8,000 with help from Centrica

    Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Ball raises £8,000 with help from Centrica

    Tuesday 11 October 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    The first Skegness RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Lifeboat Ball in association with Centrica has been hailed a huge success having raised £8,002.91 for the charity that saves lives at sea. The fundraising event, held at The Suncastl... Read More
  • Late Summer Weekend Keeps Skegness RNLI Lifeboats Busy in October

    Late Summer Weekend Keeps Skegness RNLI Lifeboats Busy in October

    Monday 3 October 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Both RNLI lifeboats stationed at Skegness have been in action over the weekend as the hot weather brought thousands of visitors to the beaches of the Lincolnshire resort. On Saturday, Skegness inshore lifeboat Peterborough Beer Festival IV was ca... Read More
  • Last few Lifeboat Ball tickets still available

    Last few Lifeboat Ball tickets still available

    Thursday 22 September 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    A limited number of tickets are still available for Skegness lifeboat station’s first Lifeboat Ball, in association with Centrica, on Saturday 8 October 2011.Tickets for the black-tie event, to be held at The Suncastle, Skegness, are priced at £35 and eac... Read More
  • Two rescued from inflatable by Skegness RNLI

    Two rescued from inflatable by Skegness RNLI

    Sunday 28 August 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) inshore lifeboat Peterborough Beer Festival IV rescued two people from a small inflatable dinghy blowing offshore earlier today (Sunday). The call came at 11:30am, when two inflatables - each with two... Read More

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