We are a group of model boaters that are trying to raise as much as possible for the RNLI. We are going to sail our model boats the full length of Loch Ness, weather permitting, that’s nearly 23 miles! We are doing this for a great cause and hopefully have some fun along the way. We are being helped by the RNLI and the Sea Cadets, without whose help this would not be possible.
The boats are going to be three 1/12 scale Clyde Class Lifeboats each around 6ft long, and hopefully a different class by myself. They are currently under construction, have a look at the photos. I’ll be updating the pictures as the builds progress. The modellers are Neil Pritchard, Russell Procter, Mike Pendlebury and myself, Dave Forrester.
The project should be on the RNLI Official Website soon, I’ll post a link as soon as it’s up and running. We hope you can support our project and help the RNLI and the great work they do to help keep us safe.
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Saturday 18th June – Assemble from 18:15 – Registration opens at 18:30 – Hoping to start at 18:45
The walk is on fairly flat sand but there is a little wading through gullies – so old trainers are ideal. Bare feet are not recommended.
The walk is organised and escorted by the Fleetwood Lifeboat crew with the help of Her Majesty’s Coastguard and Nautical College.
We will be assembling on the beach behind the Marine Hall in Fleetwood from 18-10 hrs. Check-in will open at 18-45. The walk will start following a short safety briefing.
The walk is free but may we please suggest that it is in aid of the Lifeboat – so any donations / purchases from the Lifeboat Shop stall will be gratefully received.
Children supervised by adults and dogs on leads are welcome. We expect to be back by about 20-30 hrs.
Check-in can be speeded up by printing the following registration form and handing it in to the marshals on the day.
It is very important that all walkers CHECK IN beforehand and then SIGN OUT afterwards with the marshals.
ANY QUERIES – contact us HERE
Images of Past Walks
Click here to vies images of the Walk from 2009.
Sunday June 5th 2011
We need teams of 6 to 8 persons to pull our Inshore Lifeboat from Fleetwood Station to Blackpool Station along the promenade, each team doing approx 1 mile.
We need each team to raise at least £200 in sponsorship money.
It will be a fun day out with media coverage and ending up with a beach party at Blackpool Lifeboat Station.
Any companies / groups / organisations interested in participating and helping us raise much needed funds for the RNLI, please get in touch here
Date and Venue
Saturday 12th December 2009 – Fleetwood Museum
The museum is open from 11:00 – 16:00 with free admission.
The museum will be open from 11-4pm and entrance for all will be free. The purpose is to allow anyone wishing to remember the Red Falcon and her crew or any other boat or crew member, the chance to do so in an area linked with Fleetwood’s Maritime Heritage. The museum has many memorial plaques including one for the Red Falcon and her crew as well as model boats and various artefacts.
The Mayor will lay a wreath on the Fisherman’s memorial on the prom at 2pm and there will be a short service by the Fisherman’s Mission representative.
More information coming soon.
Good evening everyone.
We could not have asked for nicer weather today for Lifeboat Day. The sun was shining all day with not a cloud in the sky.
The RNLI put on a great day and was rewarded with a great turnout by the community. From early doors till the stalls were put away the promenade was busy with people having a great day.
As you know we set up a stall for people to come and see us and I have to say it was a delight. We had a great response from everyone who spoke to us. Many memories was shared about the industry from wives talking about husbands, children talking about fathers and even ex-trawlermen talking about their times at sea.
I would like to thank everyone who donated to the RNLI collection box on the stall it was greatly received on behalf of the Lifeboat. I also would like to thank anyone who purchased a photograph or book, as well as those who stopped by the stall and just looked around and had a chat. We hope you found the stall interesting.
Last but not least, thanks to Jim, Peter and my father for their help today.
Photos of the day can be found by clicking here.