Monday, 14 January 2013

RNLI Lifeboat B-842 Hello Herbie on Exercise with Coastguard Helicopter 104

Crew member being winched from Lifeboat B-842
Crew member being winched from Lifeboat B-842
 Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat B-842 'Hello Herbie' launched on training exercise with Coastguard Helicopter 104 at 10am on Sunday 13 January 2013. The training took place in Rye Bay, where both Lifeboat and Flight crews were put through their paces.

The Crew at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station were put through their paces along with the crew of Coastguard Helicopter 104 today during the annual training exercise held in Rye Bay.

For some of the crew, this was the first time they have trained with a helicopter, which is a unique experience. In addition to the normal factors that have to be taken into account by the helmsman, the helicopter presents additional ones - such as downdraft and noise.

Richard Tollett, RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station said 'Todays exercise gave the crew an opportunity to practice skills that are only used in exceptional circumstances, where Lifeboats and Helicopters carryout joint rescues

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station Cycle Ride for RNLI SOS day – Sunday 27 January

The Volunteer lifeboat crew at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat station are hosting a Cycle Ride for the annual RNLI SOS day appeal on Sunday 27 January 2013. There are 3 routes – A Children’s route 6km and an Adult route either 25km or for the more ardent cyclist 50km.

Registration will take place at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station between 9am to 10am. The cycle ride will start between 10am to 11am.

The entry fee will be £10 for adults and £5 for children.

The fundraising team will be providing soup and refreshments on the day, so why not come and join us.

SOS Day is all about having fun and raising funds. Supporting SOS Day this January will help keep the RNLI's lifeboat crews trained and equipped for the year ahead. What a great way to really brighten up this otherwise dull month!