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Old 19 July 2007, 19:54   #1
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RNLI Fundraiser, upper Clyde - Saturday 25 August 2007

We are members & keen supporters of the RNLI. I was trying to think of ways to raise money locally, and came up with the idea of visiting all the RNLI inshore lifeboat stations on the upper clyde in one day, during the summer.

There are 4 stations: Largs, Lamlash, Tighnabruich & Rhu. It would be an all day trip, and I estimate roughly 4-5 hours on passage, if done as a circuit.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone thought this was a good idea, and would be interested in taking part. If you pick a good day, the scenery is absolutely stunning!

Weather would be the main consideration. Not much fun trying to do this in the rough, especially getting accross to Arran, which could mean short notive cancellation.

What about the last Saturday in August?
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We are members & keen supporters of the RNLI. I was trying to think of ways to raise money locally, and came up with the idea of visiting all the RNLI inshore lifeboat stations on the upper clyde in one day, during the summer.

There are 4 stations: Largs, Lamlash, Tighnabruich & Rhu. It would be an all day trip, and I estimate roughly 4-5 hours on passage, if done as a circuit.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone thought this was a good idea, and would be interested in taking part. If you pick a good day, the scenery is absolutely stunning!

Weather would be the main consideration. Not much fun trying to do this in the rough, especially getting accross to Arran, which could mean short notive cancellation.

What about the last Saturday in August?
I'd be up for it.


the others will along shortly.
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I'd be up for it.


the others will along shortly.
You rang?

And don't call me shortly!


Last Saturday in August, you say? That's the 25th. Marks made on wall accordingly - pencil for now.

Charts now strewn everywhere in anticipation...
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Old 20 July 2007, 05:02   #4
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sounds like a good day out, could well be up for it, even just the largs and Rhu stops, I'll mention to another couple of ribbers.

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ps are yous going to the open day this weekend at largs station? heli display is on
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i would be up for that sounds good
keep me informed once you have a definite date
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Cheers for your replies....forgot the open day at Largs.... Doh!

I think Saturday 25th August would be the date, unless it's blowing a gale!

I had intended heading out from Largs 1st, over to Lamlash, then up to Tighnabruich, rhu and back to Largs. Anyone would be welcome to do the whole thing, or some of it.

I'll try to upload my poor attempt at a sponsorship form to the site in a couple of days.....

Seeing as the RNLI didn't get back to me, it might be best to try to get sponsorship/ donations individually, and then forward any directly to them, on an individual basis. At some point, we can see how much has been raised.


Will try to keep an eye on the weather nearer the time. Being realistic, anything above a F4, or rain/ cold, could change it from a good day, into a not so good day, particularly if any sprogs come along, given the open water.

Anyone wanting to get involved is doing so at their own risk, and should make sure they're fully equipted, and their boat is up to it, etc etc....lecture over!


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Yip we are tentatively up for it or part of it anyway.

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Hi...


Tried to upload the sponsor form, but it is in a word doc format and won't upload.....all I did was get a logo off the net, create a simple word document with a table on, outlining the date, and usual sponsor form type stuff....

It took about two minutes to do, and should be easy for anyone to do similar. If you want the one I've done, send me a private message, and I'll see if it works that way.

I would anticipate trying to set out from largs marina about 0900hrs, and aim to be at Lamlash by about 1030hrs.

Thereafter, on to Tighnabruich between midday and 1300hrs, a suitable stop for lunch somewhere, and up to rhu for about 1530hrs, then back down to Largs ILB Station to finish.

As previously mentioned, I think the weather will play a big part. If it's good, then great stuff.......if not, I don't see much fun in battling the elements. It can always be put off until a good day.

My initial thoughts in this were to get some boats together, for a fun day out, relaxing cruise, and maybe raise some money for a good cause along the way.

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The lady in the Tighnabruich RNLI shop has been warned about the 25th...

...not sure if she'll have the kettle on though
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We'd also be up for a bit of this...... weather permitting of course!!
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