We aim to maintain this as our key reference so please head there for details.
Two special items you may be interested in - firstly a uniquely presented boxed limited edition quality print and authentification certificate of the Torbay Lifeboat and taken by Nigel Millard. Details and an order form are on the web site.
Also available from the Brixham Shop, Station Kiosk and the RNLI is an updated 'Station History Book' produced to coincide with our 150th Anniversary.
A couple of thoughts for Christmas! Onwards....
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...
During early 2017 we anticipate the introduction of a new web site with the URL www.rnlitorbay.co.uk which will gradually take over from the existing site. The web sites will contain the necesssary time table as the change over occurs.
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Mar 20, 22:36
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, 08:37
Early Sunday morning crew training in interesting conditions . Picture courtesy of Alan Letcher
Feb 10, 11:43
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 10, 11:38
Thursday 23rd February – 10am to 12noon – Coffee Morning at Brixham Rugby club Free parking, Raffle and home-made cakes will be on sale. We look forward to seeing you there. Thursday 23rd February – 10am to 12noon – Coffee Morning at Brixham Rugby club Free parking, Raffle and home-made cakes will be on sale. We look forward to seeing you there.
Feb 10, 11:31
Wednesday 15th February - 7pm for 7.30pm – Churston Golf Club A talk by the Editor of the Herald Express, on editing and producing a newspaper. This promises to be a really interesting evening offering a great insight into the world of the press and all for the small entry fee of just £3. There is ample free parking at the Club, and a licensed bar should you wish to indulge - as long as you’re not the designated driver of course! Wednesday 15th February - 7pm for 7.30pm – Churston Golf Club A talk by the Editor of the Herald Express, on editing and producing a newspaper. This promises to be a really interesting evening offering a great insight into the world of the press and all for the small entry fee of just £3. There is ample free parking at the Club, and a licensed bar should you wish to indulge - as long as you’re not the designated driver of course!
Feb 03, 19:45
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, 12:23
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, 12:20
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, 17:48
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, 17:38
Thank you very much to the Totnes Show Committee for your support.
Jan 26, 13:54
Feeling very proud, The support and the community are what make our station. We COULDN'T do it without you!! THANK YOU !! Totnes Show Committee donated more than £5,000 to local charities at a presentation ceremony held at the Seven Stars last week. The donations were made from a combination of the proceeds of a very successful 2016 show and money raised at the Show’s Annual Dinner held in memory of late chairman George Taylor-Hunt. Margaret Taylor-Hunt, George’s widow, handed over cheques for £1,550 to representatives of each of his chosen charities, Torbay RNLI and Torbay Hospital League of Friends Colin Bower, Lifeboat Press Officer said, “We are extremely grateful for this donation which is very much needed and could be used for updating Torbay Lifeboat’s navigation equipment.” President Patricia Roberts, Chairman Peter Welch and Treasurer Elizabeth Welch all attended the ceremony to collect their cheque on behalf of Torbay Hospital league of Friends and the money they received is to be used to buy priority equipment from a list of items requested at the hospital. “Any patient could receive benefit from this equipment which is not funded by the NHS,” explained Patricia Roberts. Other charities who benefitted from the show handout include; Totnes Caring, Totnes Rotary Club, Totnes ATC, Newton Abbot Community Transport, Rowcroft Hospice and Splash. Totnes and District Show, a charity itself, is held on the last Sunday in July and is run almost entirely by volunteers. Anyone interested in helping out either on the day itself or in the run up to the show would be welcomed by existing volunteers and the show committee alike. Show Manager Linda Harvey said, “We work hard but it is also very rewarding and we also have a lot of fun. “ “ In 2018 we celebrate our 100th anniversary which we are really excited about and have special events planned. We are always looking for keen volunteers who would like to join us”. If you would like to get involved please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 23, 14:17
The Brixham Lifeboat Guild are holding a coffee morning at the Brixham Rugby Club this coming Thursday 26th January, from 10 am until 12 noon. Our usual delicious home-made cakes will be on sale, and we will be holding a raffle. Plenty of free parking available. Please come along and join us to help raise money for the RNLI / Torbay Lifeboat. We look forward to seeing you there.
Jan 23, 14:07
A short write up from the Stations P&P Officer of the last shout. A VHF call was received from Falmouth Coastguard from the Brixham trawler the Anna Marie, to call for assistance at approximately 20:30 (8:30. p.m.), to report that one of the crew members was taken ill. The crew member had recently taken some “off the shelf” pain killers which had caused him to go into anaphylactic shock. The trawlers position was given as twenty miles South East of Berry Head when the call was made and with the wind gusting a force six Easterly resulted in an uncomfortable passage as the Lifeboat punched her way through the rough seas at around twenty five knots. When the Lifeboat arrived, the sea conditions made the transfer of the casualty from the trawler a little difficult, but with all precautions taken the fisherman was taken aboard the Lifeboat. The Lifeboat then made its way to Torquay harbour where the casualty was checked over by the awaiting ambulance paramedics. Once they were happy that the fisherman had recovered enough, he was able to travel back to his home port of Brixham on the Lifeboat. Pictures to follow.
Jan 23, 13:56
The Brixham Lifeboat Guild are holding a coffee morning at the Brixham Rugby Club this coming Thursday 26th January, from 10 am until 12 noon. Our usual delicious home-made cakes will be on sale, and we will be holding a raffle. Plenty of free parking available. Please come along and join us to help raise money for the RNLI / Torbay Lifeboat. We look forward to seeing you there. The Brixham Lifeboat Guild are holding a coffee morning at the Brixham Rugby Club this coming Thursday 26th January, from 10 am until 12 noon. Our usual delicious home-made cakes will be on sale, and we will be holding a raffle. Plenty of free parking available. Please come along and join us to help raise money for the RNLI / Torbay Lifeboat. We look forward to seeing you there.
Jan 16, 22:26
TORBAY RNLI has been presented with a cheque for £1,100 by the Paignton man who disposed of people's Christmas trees in return for a donation to the charity. Shane Handley, who runs his own...
Jan 01, 16:45
Jan 01, 16:36
Jan 01, 16:16
Two Light House Run 13 August 2017
Jan 01, 16:14
Two Light House Run - Our Annual Run will take place either Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 August - keep an eye on the Calendar as the plans develop
Dec 20, 08:30
If you haven't spotted this video yet here is but one link to the #Torbay #Lifeboat WAGS choir first public performance at our Christmas concert https://youtu.be/GW6Mz3I6uNo
Dec 16, 10:53
REMINDER! This evening (Fri 16 Dec) 7 pm All Saints Church, Brixham - #RNLI #Torbay Annual Christmas Carol Concert including the #LifeboatWAGSChoir and Brixham Town Band - not to be missed!
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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|Torbay Station History Book||£8.95|
|Limited Edition Boxed Print (see web site for details)||£150|