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Gig Rowing Club raise an oar-some amount for Exmouth RNLI

The new local gig rowing club in town has helped raise £127.75 for Exmouth RNLI on 23 and 24 August, during the charity’s Open Day Weekend. The club organised a rowing competition and sold bottled water to help save lives at sea at the event.

Rowers from the club set up two rowing machines at the annual Open Day and charged visitors £1 to see how fast they could row 500m. There were prizes for the fastest man, woman and child. On the same stand were bottles of water for sale and profits from both ventures were split equally between the club and Exmouth RNLI.

During Saturday 23 August, the club took part in a man overboard demonstration with Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat crew volunteers and RNLI Lifeguards. To a packed beach, the teams took turns to locate and retrieve the ‘Ruth Lee’ dummy in the estuary in front of the lifeboat station. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate to visitors the old method of life-saving using rowing boats, using Rodney Bey gig and the modern methods used today, using D class lifeboat George Bearman and a Lifeguards’ jet ski.

Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteer and Exmouth Gig Club Vice Chair, Max Champion was pleased the club helped boost funds for the event;

‘The parallels between our Gig, Rodney Bey and Lifeboats of old are obvious and being able to illustrate this in a demonstration with the inshore lifeboat was a highlight. We raised over £255 on the Gig club stand and our Chairman, Ben had great pleasure in donating half of this amount to Exmouth RNLI before their exercise on Wednesday.’


For more details on Exmouth Gig Rowing Club and more photos of the event, please visit www.exmouthgigclub.com


Volunteers rescue man adrift on inflatable in the dark

On Saturday 30 August at 8.03pm, inshore lifeboat George Bearman was tasked to locate a man drifting upriver in a toy inflatable. A member of the public had called Brixham Coastguard at 8pm.


Photos from Open Day Weekend

We have created a photo gallery of our volunteer Photographer, Mike Powell's work from last week's event

Can you spot yourself in any of them?


Mouth2Mouth Mini Rally 7 Sept. 1pm+

Exmouth RNLI volunteers prepare for another Mini adventure

For the fourth year running, Exmouth RNLI will be the hosts at the finish line of the Classic Jurassic Mini Club’s Mouth 2 Mouth rally on 7 September. The club plan to raise money for the lifeboat station and are hoping to attract 100 Minis this year.


Inshore lifeboat crew rescue man stranded on rocks

Our Inshore lifeboat, George Bearman launched at 9.23am today (29 August) after a man was stranded on rocks near Sandy Bay at high tide. The man had been separated from his canoe and had sought refuge on rocks but was unable to swim ashore. An RNLI Lifeguard commencing duty recovered the canoe to the beach and our two crew volunteers collected the casualty and dropped him off on the beach.

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