A very interesting visit to the new RNLI Helensburgh lifeboat (New Atlantic 85 - twin 115hp outboards capable of 35knots). This was the first of our ‘family’ days where members were encouraged to bring their children along to enjoy the day and also hopefully allow more people to come along.
Our thanks to Carrick the station manager for his time and also his knowledge on the day.
For additional note, RNLI Helensburgh, as one of our most local stations, was this year the recipient of the annual charity award from the dinner dance raffle/tombola. This helped to pay for some of the crew training for the new lifeboat.
Thanks to the organisers as always.