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
Monday High Tide: 9:50 GMTST 4.7m High Tide: 22:09 GMTST 4.8 Low Tide: 3:13 GMTST 0.5m Low Tide: 15:32 GMTST 0.7
Sunday High Tide: 9:05 GMTST 4.9m High Tide: 21:25 GMTST 5.0 Low Tide: 2:26 GMTST 0.3m Low Tide: 14:47 GMTST 0.5
Saturday High Tide: 8:17 GMTST 5.0m High Tide: 20:40 GMTST 5.1 Low Tide: 1:39 GMTST 0.3m Low Tide: 14:01 GMTST 0.4
May 29, 10:51
RNLI crews were busy over in Exmouth too on Friday ... Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 1.30pm today. This followed a call to the Coastguard from a member of the public who had been approached by a windsurfer who had spotted a sinking jet ski and two people in the water off Orcombe Point. Crew volunteers were on scene within 23 minutes and conducted a search approximately 1.5 miles south of the lifeboat station. Once the casualties were located, they were brought ashore and one was given oxygen (he was in shock and cold). Crew volunteers then returned to pick up their jet ski whilst other Crew first aiders assisted the casualty. Exmouth Coastguard and South West Ambulance teams were also present. The conditions today are strong - the men had drifted approximately 1.5 miles from Orcombe Point where they had hit a sandbank and had been in the water for over 40 minutes (quite possibly an hour). One of the men advised the other to stay calm, lean back and float to regulate breathing. This is exactly the message our charity is sharing during the #Respectthewater campaign. And please call the Coastguard immediately if you see anyone in danger by or in the water. Thank you.
May 29, 00:24
May 27, 00:03
Smoke on the Water - bit of a kerfuffle over in Torquay harbour this afternoon. Think they may have taken their last trip in this boat. Nobody hurt which is the main thing.
May 27, 00:01
Rye Harbour ... The Yellow Welly Arrived today & was passed over to our LOM Richard Tollett. If you missed the Welly Today, don't worry! There will be a chance to see the Welly Leave our Station on Friday. Time to be confirmed.
May 26, 23:56
Shoreham ... Scooter riders Area 51 club gave us £300 and a ride to move the RNLI yellow welly relay #thanks #support https://t.co/85xPJ0UyE6
May 25, 22:32
Delivered by Brighton lifeboat ... Brighton Lifeboat safely delivers the welly to Telscombe Cliffs Beach
May 25, 22:26
Hastings ... The well travelled Yellow Welly made it to Hastings today! #maydayeveryday RNLI
May 25, 12:49
May 25, 12:32
Take a moment to look at the RNLI national Respect The Water campaign, whose 2017 information has launched today. It's possible to save life by taking a moment to 'fight your instinct, not the water' - in other words, if you find yourself (or another) in a potential drowning situation, trying to float for 60-90 seconds (rather than panic, which may be the first instinct) allows the body to adjust to cold water shock and take a breath ... full details in the Press Release below, or contact Torbay's Coastal Safety Officer John Turner on 07866 689 315 for advice. #rnlitorbay Respect the Water is the RNLI’s national drowning prevention campaign. Find out how you can help to spread our safety messages and save more lives.
May 24, 23:41
Hayling Island ... Went to pick the welly up at RNLI Hayling Island Lifeboat Station and I don't know what it was up to but we now have two!
May 24, 23:40
Portsmouth to Hayling Island ... RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat have now passed the Yellow Welly over into the safe hands of RNLI Hayling Island Lifeboat Station ready for it's journey to Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station tomorrow!
May 24, 23:39
Shoreham ... The RNLI Mayday Welly Relay was literally scootered off from Shoreham Lifeboat Station this afternoon and taken along the coast to be handed over to Brighton Lifeboat Station. Our coxswain Steve Smith joined lifeboat crew member Ben Coe on his customised lifeboat scooter and second coxswain Simon Tugwell joined other scooter riders from the Area 51 Club to take the yellow welly along to Brighton.
May 24, 23:19
This morning's brief Mayday call ... Torbay Lifeboat went to the assistance of a speedboat that was taking on water in Brixham this morning. The all-weather lifeboat went out to Oxen Cove at 9.45am following a Mayday call to the...
May 23, 16:17
Great team working again Call out 41 22nd May 19:58 Full team paged by Maritime and Coastguard Agency to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a search for a high risk missing person. The team RV'd at Babbacombe and deployed search teams from Watcombe Valley along to Babbacombe Beach on the south west coast path. The search was then relocated to the Beacon Cove/ Harbour area of Torquay and the south west coastal path along from Daddyhole Plain. We were also supported by Berry Head Coastguard who searched along Torquay seafront and Corbyn head. RNLITorbay continued with a shoreline search of Torbay. NPAS and Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Ashburton) were also searching the Torquay area. With no results from the search the teams were stood down and returned to station.
May 23, 09:55
Lovely naming event over in Exmouth! 20 May 2017
May 22, 15:11
Weekly Summary for week ending 18 May - busy, busy! #rnlitorbay
May 22, 09:41
Isle of Wight on Friday ... The welly had a soggy trip to Cowes last night but had a tour of Cowes RNLI Lifeboat, local sailing club and along the High Street. It then took a trip over to the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre to meet Glyn and was awarded its own MBE! We are now patiently waiting for the welly to board the Hover ferry in Ryde on the Isle of Wight and make its way to Portsmouth for an evening with RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat
May 22, 09:40
Portsmouth .... Welly is now in the safe hands of our RNLI Portsmouth Lifeguards!
May 18, 19:33
Our own Alec & Christina Dykes looking stunning after her maintenance trip to Plymouth (bottom scrub and paint), ready to launch and return to Brixham earlier this afternoon. Many thanks to RNLI Torbay mechanic Will Bower for these great pictures! #rnlitorbay
May 18, 12:18
More details from Monday's very tricky cruiser rescue ... #rnlitorbay During unseasonable wet and windy weather on Monday 15 May, the RNLI Torbay all-weather lifeboat Alec & Christina Dykes was tasked by HM Coastguard to assist a 36’ motor cruiser which had snagged pot lines and was held fast to the ocean floor after setting off from Dartmouth.
May 18, 00:40
Lyme Regis welly watchers ... RNLI YELLOW WELLY VISITS LYME REGIS. Despite the weather, thanks to all those who took part in helping the RNLI Yellow Welly arrive and depart Lyme Regis on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May. The Welly arrived at St Michael's School in a vintage car and students were given a photo opportunity with Stormy Stan and Seb, one of our terrific Crew members along with his Penny Farthing bike, to find out a little more about the work of the RNLI. Seb took the welly through town and along Marine Parade to the RNLI Lifeboat Station for more photo opportunities, delighting those out and about, including riding the Penny Farthing along the top of the Cobb Wall. We raised some money too. Pics attached. Watch this space for more new of RNLI events in Lyme Regis and how you can get involved.
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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