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February Update

Once again the crew of Ferryside Lifeboat would like to thank all those who turned out on New Years Day for the now annual FLABB dip. This year saw an increase in the number of participants, which was fantastic to see from our point of view. If you fancy a go then please come along …

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Big Swim 2012

After the success of the 2011 Big Swim we will be hosting our annual Big Swim again in 2012. The swim, on 11 August 2012, is a 2km event from Ferryside to Llanstephan and back, across the Tywi Estuary. This year we have raised the number of swimmers to 100. We would be delighted to hear …

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2011 Round Up

2011 has proven to be a year of great significance for the lifeboat, with a number of significant changes to both equipment and personnel, and a renewal of our relationship with both St John and the wider community. The most obvious change is the new lifeboat, “The Freemason,” and we can now announce that she …

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New Year’s Day Dip 2012

It’s almost that time of year again. We will be doing the New Year’s Day dip again on January 1st 2012. Andy Morgan may or may not be in a mankini. If somebody donates £100 via PayPal between now and New Year’s Day we promise that we’ll burn it!

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December News

Christmas is nearly upon us but we’ve had an early Christmas present from Raymarine. Jolyon from Raymarine came down to fit the new e7 navigation units onto the new lifeboat. We’re now going through final testing of the new systems having had the opportunity to really put them them through their paces and are hopeful …

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Open invitation to see the new lifeboat

The crew will be making themselves available on Saturday 29th October between 1-3.30pm at the lifeboat station to show the public around the new lifeboat. Whilst the new boat is not yet operational we will be pleased to show you around and provide an informal talk through the new equipment. There will be a formal …

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New Ferryside Lifeboat Sea Trials

A few of us have just come back form a long weekend conducting sea trials on the new 2011 lifeboat in Weymouth. We have to say that we’re pretty impressed with Ribcraft of Yeovil and what they have achieved for us. As is to be expected there are a few kinks to work out, mainly …

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New Lifeboat – Sneak Peek!

Most of the crew had a successful weekend at the Southampton Boat Show this year. pride of place on the Ribcraft stand was the new lifeboat showing off the new Raymarine next generation navigation equipment. We will have some pictures of the crew with the boat up on the website soon, but for now here’s …

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New Lifeboat News

Just a brief update this time but we thought we should share some of the new photos that have come back from RibCraft of Yeovil. As you can see there has been some significant progress made since the last photos we showed with the instrumentation now starting to take shape. We anticipate that some of …

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Carmarthen Motorcycle Club Show 2011

The crew of the Ferryside Lifeboat will be at the Carmarthen Motorcycle Club show this weekend (20th & 21st August). As usual we will be there to talk to people and will have some of our increasingly popular wrist bands for sale as well as the usual raffle tickets. This is a great show and …

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Big Swim 2011 News

The Ferryside Lifeboat 2nd Annual Big Swim – over £5000 raised! We are extremely pleased to announce that the Big Swim 2011 was a great day on August 6th this year. Hundreds of you turned out to see our 24 swimmers bravely take on the big swim from the foreshore in Ferryside to Llansteffan and …

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New Lifeboat News

A very successful meeting was held yesterday between Ribcraft and the crew of Ferryside Lifeboat. The layout for the gauges has been set and the decision was taken to go for twin four stroke Suzuki 90 HP engines. We can also announce that the boat will take centre stage on Ribcraft’s stand at this years …

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