A trip to Poole and the RNLI

I went to the National Trust’s Leaders Day in the South West yesterday – we were hosted by the RNLI in Poole. We work closely across the country with the RNLI – we are a major coastal landowners and we encourage millions of people to come and enjoy the coast. Along with the RNLI we ensure they are safe whether they are paddling, kayaking, surfing or sailing.

Poole is the national HQ for the RNLI and their complex is large and impressive – it is the place where they train all their volunteer lifeboat crews.

Lots of lifeboats to assist with the training

Set in a beautiful harbour

Scilly 14
I know a couple of RNLI lifeboats well – this is the Severn Class ‘The Whitesands’ at St Marys on the Isles of Scilly – that is the Exmouth Gig boat Rodney Bey racing in this year’s World Pilot Gig Championships

And here we are again, now in Exmouth with the Shannon Class ‘R&J Welburn’ in the background.


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