18th January 2019
Lifeboats from around the shores of the Isle of Wight and Hampshire poured into Cowes Harbour today (Sat) for the annual get-together in the port.
Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron ‘s marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats.
Disappointingly absent was the Island’s other all-weather lifeboat, based at Yarmouth.
The crews of lifeboats in the marina were joined on shore by other lifeboat crews who had come by road – plus Coastguards from the Fareham headquarters and the Ventnor unit.
There followed a convivial lunch at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s premises attended by over 100 people, after which the lifeboats returned to their respective stations.
Photo Credit: Nick Edwards/Cowes RNLI wightseen.co.uk