Hundreds ahoy for lifeboat open day

lifeboat open day
lifeboat open day

More than 1,500 people stormed the Shoreham RNLI’s lifeboat station to enjoy the open day last Sunday, making it the most successful yet.

Visitors got the chance to see both the all weather Tamar class lifeboat and inshore D class lifeboat launch twice during the day and carry out a man over board demonstration assisted by the Brighton and Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats.

Hundreds queued to board the lifeboat where they could meet the crew and listen to a choral performance by the Arun Choral Society.

There were also RNLI lifeguards from Littlehampton, display models of lifeboats and children were able to power a remote control lifeboat.

Plus there were refreshments and sea safety advice on offer.

Shoreham lifeboat coxswain, Steve Smith, said: “This was probably our most successful open day yet and bigger than ever before. It was great to have some support from the public and hopefully raise awareness of what we do.”