The RNLI welcomes visitors from across the county, to the annual Fleetwood Lifeboat Day, held at the Lifeboat Station on The Esplanade.
Fleetwood RNLI Lifeboat Day – 28 July 2018
RNLI Fleetwood celebrate their annual Open Day each year and invite friends and supporters to join them on this special occasion.
The Fleetwood lifeboats are usually joined by lifeboats from the neighbouring stations of Lytham St Anne’s, Morecambe, Barrow in Furness and Blackpool.
The Fleetwood boathouse is the focus of the day’s activity, with many stalls selling homemade cakes, face painting, tombola prizes and many other things. They will be joined by Fleetwood Coastguard and National Coastwatch Rossall Point.
The day starts with the Shannon class Fleetwood lifeboat, Kenneth James Pierpoint and the ‘D’ class inshore lifeboat, Mary Elizabeth Barnes, escorts the lifeboats from our neighbouring lifeboat stations, into port.
The sail past, by yachts from Fleetwood Marina, will start shortly afterwards, with a prize being given for the Best Decorated Yacht.
The lifeboats will then give demonstrations of both their speed and agility, climaxing with the Shannon’s spectacular ‘crash stop’.
Captain David Eccles, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Fleetwood Lifeboat said ; ‘This is always a special day in our year and we look forward to meeting all our friends and supporters, without whom, we could not operate.’
A new Fleetwood Lifeboat
Lifeboat Day in 2016 was a whopping great big event, with the arrival of the new Shannon class lifeboat, Kenneth James Pierpoint.
Along with the new Shannon class lifeboat, were lifeboats from Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, Morecambe and Barrow in Furness, with the ‘D’ class inshore lifeboat from Fleetwood also joining in the fun. The lifeboat parade was a sight to see!
Following the lifeboat parade, over 70 local craft sailed past the lifeboat station with a prize for the Best Dressed boat. In the afternoon, was a visit from a local rescue helicopter and an epic rescue demonstrating the skills of the volunteer lifeboat crew.
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