just watched the BBCs danger on the beach a very sad story a young boy and a man lost to the sea. i was saved by the hern bay
inshore life boat a couple of years ago when the engine blew up on my jet ski off whitstable. i spent 6 hours in the water, apart from the inshore RNLI rib two coast guard landrovers attended and the off shore margate life boat, i was found by a RAF nimrod and within 30 seconds of it flying over the hern bay inshore life boat came a very good sight after 6 hours. the RNLI guy said he was glad to see i had all the right gear on full wet suit life jacket gloves it saved my life. from that point i joined the RLNI me and the wife are joint off shore and the kids are members of storm
as its life boat week any body that as not donated please put
your hand in your pockets
I would like to second what Daniel has said here.
I've been an offshore member for 5 years now even though I am lucky enough that I have not had to be rescued (yet!)
The £10 a month that I send to the RNLI every month is enough to buy just one new life jacket a year for a crew somewhere but if every one did just a little bit these crews would have all the equipment they need to ensure they can carry on their good work.
Dig deep people.
The RNLI will always be there when we are unlucky enough to need them.
We joined Offshore at Birmingham boat show well worth the sub. As ribsters often go on "epic voyages" eg NWR to Dublin & IOM and Southern Wussies to the IOW how about getting sponsorship for the benefit of the RNLI so much per NM. Or perhaps a sponsors could guess the mileage taken to complete the trip a small prize ( a free sub to Offshore) to the winner and the balance to the RNLI. Just a thought, perhaps it's been done before
Well if anyone wants my autograph before I increase my prices please give me a call!! only joking. But in the opening shot of a CG 4*4 going down a road thats me! we did it about 6 times up and down the road at berry head for the helo cameraman.
It was interesting having the bbc with us. The Torbay & Berry Head team will be featured in later programmes.
There should be a piece of when we rescued 2 dolphins in Brixham Harbour last summer. It ended up with a dolphin across my rear jockey seats in a lifeboat stretcher.