We aim to maintain this as our key reference so please head there for details.
Available from the Brixham Shop, Station Kiosk and the RNLI is an updated 'Station History Book' produced to coincide with our 150th Anniversary in 2016. The book contains details of a number of significant incidents and bravery displayed by the various crews over the years.
Our major event in August 2017 will be a single day event - 'Torbay Lifeboat Seaside Special' on Sunday 13 August - pop it in your diary... The outline is indicated on the web site under the 'Seaside Special' tab
Tuesday High Tide: 6:11 GMTST 4.8m High Tide: 18:40 GMTST 4.8 Low Tide: 12:01 GMTST 0.6m Low Tide: 0:24 GMTST 0.6
Monday High Tide: 5:18 GMTST 4.6m High Tide: 17:49 GMTST 4.6 Low Tide: 11:11 GMTST 1.0m Low Tide: 23:35 GMTST 0.9
Apr 25, 09:10
Apr 25, 09:09
Apr 24, 23:09
Passengers 'rescued' by RNLI Torbay lifeboat during Sunday morning's training exercise ...
Apr 24, 21:09
Well worth it though guys! Full details on this great training exercise will be shared on this page very soon - with more photos! Sunday 23rd of April - Update.- Service cancelled Our evacuation drill with the lifeboat went swimmingly well! Our crew, the lifeboat team and our passengers all deserve a massive pat on the back. We'd also like to thank "Fred" and "Ruth", the life size dummy casualties. Unfortunately though, we have a lot of work to do to put the vessel back in order - all the safety equipment used during the exercise has to be checked and stowed back in the original positions. As a result, for this worthy cause we have no choice but to CANCEL our ferry service today. Sorry for any inconvenience... We'll post up pictures and videos soon!
Apr 22, 18:08
Apr 22, 17:07
The RNLI Torbay lifeboat volunteer crew will be on training exercise early tomorrow morning (Sunday 23 April) off Elberry Cove! Look out for more details later - the crew will be attending an emergency rescue scenario at approximately 8.45-9.00am - keep an eye out for the Severn Class all-weather lifeboat and the amazing volunteer crew practicing what they do best ...🛥️ #rnlitorbay
Apr 21, 15:48
Hope to see supporters down at the Lifeboat Station (and at the other stages - see details) on 6 May 🙂! Support our Torbay Lifeboat Crew whilst they transport the 'RNLI Yellow Welly' across Torbay in a Gig as part of the RNLI Mayday Relay Challenge from Portishead to Harwich. Torbay will recieve the 'Welly' from the Dartmouth Crew and pass it on to the Teignmouth Crew to continue the challenge. Torbays Part of the challenge runs from St Marys Bay to Babbacombe via Brixham and Torquay Harbours accompanied by the All Weather Lifeboat which will be open to view. Timing are as followed - Welly Recieved St Marys Bay - Beach - Arrives 9:45 - Departs 10:00 (All weather Lifeboat will NOT be open to view at this location) Brixham - Torbay Lifeboat Station - Arrives 11:00 - Departs 11:30pm ( All weather lifeboat open to view between 11 - 12) Haldon Pier - Torquay - Arrives 12:30 - Departs 13:00 (All Weather Lifeboat open to view between 12:30 - 13:30) Babbacombe Quay - Arrives 14:30 - Departs 15:30 (All Weather lifeboat open to view between 14:00 - 15:30 at Cary Arms) Welly will then be handed over at 15:30. See also www.torbaylifeboat.co.uk for the latest information on the itinerary.
Apr 21, 15:46
Support our Torbay Lifeboat Crew whilst they transport the 'RNLI Yellow Welly' across Torbay in a Gig as part of the RNLI Mayday Relay Challenge from Portishead to Harwich. Torbay will recieve the 'Welly' from the Dartmouth Crew and pass it on to the Teignmouth Crew to continue the challenge. Torbays Part of the challenge runs from St Marys Bay to Babbacombe via Brixham and Torquay Harbours accompanied by the All Weather Lifeboat which will be open to view. Timing are as followed - Welly Recieved St Marys Bay - Beach - Arrives 9:45 - Departs 10:00 (All weather Lifeboat will NOT be open to view at this location) Brixham - Torbay Lifeboat Station - Arrives 11:00 - Departs 11:30pm ( All weather lifeboat open to view between 11 - 12) Haldon Pier - Torquay - Arrives 12:30 - Departs 13:00 (All Weather Lifeboat open to view between 12:30 - 13:30) Babbacombe Quay - Arrives 14:30 - Departs 15:30 (All Weather lifeboat open to view between 14:00 - 15:30 at Cary Arms) Welly will then be handed over at 15:30. See also www.torbaylifeboat.co.uk for the latest information on the itinerary.
Apr 21, 15:10
Spread the word, Hope to see you all.
Apr 19, 01:35
Apr 13, 12:01
Do any of you remember the Western Lady going aground in fog? Was this a record for the number of people (plus one dog) rescued at one time by the Brixham Lifeboat?
Apr 06, 18:00
Spread the word.
Apr 03, 08:16
Brixham Lifeboat Guild are holding a Beetle Drive this coming Wednesday 5th April at Brixham Rugby Club. The fun begins at 2.30pm, costing £3 per person which includes light refreshments.........and a prize for the winner! Come and join us, children welcome accompanied by an adult.
Mar 20, 23:36
Visit www.torbaylifeboat.co.uk and link directly with the Registration site for the Two Lighthouse Challenge Run on Sunday 13 August 2017 A really unique experience where runners will actually run half a mile out to sea along the Brixham Breakwater before heading up to the beautiful Berry Head Country Park with incredible views across the whole of Torbay. All monies raised from this event will go towards the amazing work the RNLI carr...
Mar 05, 09:37
Early Sunday morning crew training in interesting conditions . Picture courtesy of Alan Letcher
Feb 10, 12:43
Check out the website to see what the station and its crew got up to in January – 2 shouts for the ALB and 1 for the ILB. Details as always can be found at http://www.torbaylifeboat.co.uk/annuallaunches.htm
Feb 03, 20:45
Earlier this afternoon 3rd Feb the ALB was launched to reports of an individual in the water in Torquay. Shoreline was searched, a false alarm with good intent. On route back to the station the ALB was diverted to a second shout of reports of a person/ object in the water just off the breakwater. Arriving to the given location crews were able to identify this as the met buoy. Both crew and boat were then able to return to the station. Compliments to beautiful Cornwall and Devon for this image.
Jan 29, 13:23
Great trip out on the Torbay Lifeboat today! Fantastic bit of kit! Great work these men & women do! *Torbay RNLI seaside special - Sunday 13th August 2017 - more details to follow soon*
Jan 29, 13:20
What a fantastic day in the bay! :-D Gliddon Marine are proud to assist with fund raising for RNLI Torbay Lifeboat, by sponsoring events at the lifeboat summer open days. Today, the staff and crew kindly offered to take us on a short trip around the bay, and what a great day for it! Huge thanks go to the crew and coxswain Mark Criddle, who are all volunteers and do an amazing job. DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES! : This year there will be a Summer Special on Sunday 13th August with (TBC) jetski displays, jetski pillion rides, flyboarding display, SAR display by the coast guard helicopter and lifeboat, bands, pedalo racing, fireworks etc. Needless to say we will be there and would love to see you there too! Anything anyone can do to raise funds is always gratefully received, as these boats cost! Some info - Torbay all-weather lifeboat, Severn class lifeboat, named Alec and Christina Dykes, 2,500hp turbo diesel, 25knots.
Jan 26, 18:48
7:50am this morning (Thursday 26th January) the station received a report of a red light on the water just off St Mary's Bay. The ALB was launched to carry out a search of the area and found nothing of concern. A False alarm with good intent especially with the area being very popular for small boat potting.
Jan 26, 18:38
Thank you very much to the Totnes Show Committee for your support.
Gliddon Marine sponsored a 'wetjet' or 'flyboard' display - this is the first of three - Aug 2014
The 'flyer' was Andrew - currently (2014) the 12th in international standing see www.wetjets.co.uk
The third display - darkness was approaching s the light levels were low - different!
- Coastal Safety FREE Life Jacket Clinic
- Coastal Safety - Andy & John
- Paignton Harbour approach
- Fenders at the ready
- Gently through the entrance
- Alongside the North Quay
- Observered by a few
- Almost ready
- Almost ready
- Here we go
- The queue builds
- Better let them on board
- All ready?
- Lots of chatter
- Lots of interest
- The flow keeps going
- Talking with Richard
- Still they queue
- Paignton Branch team
- Paignton Chairman checks the team
- Lifeboat week posters on display
- Keep selling!
- The North Quay
- More visitors
- Still more come to visit
- Gareth checking the groups
- Slowing down
- Another view of North Quay
- Star Time?
- Last few
- Just one pic before we go
- And one more
- Time to go - thankyou
- Homeward bound
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