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Big Swim 2012

Saturday 11th August, one of the few that’s felt like a real summer day, saw the successful completion of another ‘Big Swim’ to Llansteffan and back in support of the Ferryside Lifeboat. This is a serious and challenging open water swim event covering a distance of 2 kilometers and marked out by 3 buoys across …

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Ferryside Lifeboat Official Naming Ceremony

St John Wales’ Ferryside lifeboat will be officially named at a dedication service on Saturday September 1. The inshore lifeboat will be named ‘The Freemason’ after the Freemasons Grand Council Charity funded the vessel with a £50,000 donation. St John Wales’ Prior, Dan Clayton-Jones, will officially dedicate the boat at the ceremony talking place at …

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A small piece of history… and Dylan Thomas

The following is an excerpt from a website written by David Thomas and reproduced with his kind permission. We hope to have some pictures to post soon but are awaiting clearance form the copyright owners. If you would like to read the full story you can read it on David’s excellent website about Dylan Thomas …

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June Round Up

Apologies for not updating the website sooner but we’ve had a hectic few weeks. June has proved to be an exciting month despite the awful weather. We started with the annual Garden Crawl on the 24th June. The weather just about held out for everybody and we we’re really pleased to see so many people …

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Ferryside Lifeboat Needs You

It’s nice to see the weather warming up a bit and on the odd day we’ve even seen a bit of sun! As Summer approaches we get a lot busier with events, fundraisers, and those that help others. We also see an increase in the number of times that the lifeboat is called upon. We …

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Old Lifeboat “Blundell” For Sale

FOR SALE The now retired; Ferryside Lifeboat Purchased 2001. Professional Series Ribcraft 5.85m. Twin 60HP Mariner engines, Low Hours, Maintained to the highest standards, Purchased 2003. All extras expected on a retired Lifeboat. Tubes and Hull in excellent condition (housed inside until retirement). One owner & LOTS of history. Sale to include launch trailer, plus …

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May 2012 Roundup

Many Thanks to all those who turned up yesterday for the annual Ferryside Strongman competition, and especially a big thanks to Jacko who once again organised everything and made it such a big success. As usual the crew put up a contestant. This year we fielded two contestants working together to try and match the …

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hi everyone! Just to let all our followers know that the Coracle Theatre Project will be holding a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream in Ferryside on April 15th in aid of Ferryside Lifeboat. Performance will start at 2pm on the Foreshore and will be free to attend (with suggested donations to the lifeboat of £2 …

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Ferryside Lifeboat Old and New

Here are a few shots of the New Ferryside Lifeboat ‘The Freemason’ next to the old Lifeboat ‘Blundell’ after a recent training session. Although the only difference in size is an extra 60cm length on The Freemason she looks like a much bigger boat. We are in the process of finalising a few fundraising events …

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March Update

We’re pleased to announce that 2012 has proved to be a quiet year so far. The Ferryside Lifeboat has not been called out on an emergency rescue yet but we’re conscious that as the weather improves, more and more people will be out on the water. As we look towards April we know that the …

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Night Training

Some photos of night time training on the 25th January. Testing the new navigation systems in rough sea, high winds and no light. Photos courtesy of Mr. Blurrycam. Sadly these were the best shots we could get in the weather.  

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‘Iowa’ Mike Hackfort

Here’s a little video we made up to celebrate Mike Hackfort being promoted to Senior Crew. Well done Mike! You can check out more videos on our YouTube channel here or type this into your browser http://www.youtube.com/user/FerrysideLifeboat

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