News 2015

2015 News from Hayling Lifeboat Station

Haven Fete a great success

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The annual RNLI sponsored fete run in the garden of Mrs & Mrs Taylor at ‘The Haven,’ was once again well supported by visitors who consumed coffee, cake and burgers. The younger visitors had their faces painted! (pictured) They also spent generously on the various stalls and the raffle, the prizes for which were donated by Heidi’s Swiss Patisserie, Southern Co-op Stores, Brittany Ferries, Sainsbury’s (Farlington), Sinah Warren Character Hotel and Wightlink Ferries. We are very grateful to all these businesses for their support. In 2 hours the fete raised over £2500 and we are immensely grateful to Peter and Gusti Taylor for sharing their lovely garden with us.

Bentley Walkers save the day


Disaster struck recently at the RNLI station when to the dismay of the crew the dishwasher stopped working. RNLI crew are notorious for needing a

Paul with the dishwasher

Paul with the dishwasher

hot cuppa when they return from a cold rescue and so often do the casualties, whose colour and comfort is refreshed with a mug of tea. So either on training sessions or with a real shout the dirty mugs pile up and we all have an aversion to washing 40+ mugs!

For several weeks the crisis continued until enterprising crew member Paul Cobon (pictured) went to see Patrick Kean the manager at the Bentley Walker shop on Hayling and asked if they might be able to do us a deal? After discussing this with Matt Walker and dad Anthony, both keen sailors, Patrick was able to make us the wonderful offer of a month old, hardly used dishwasher totally free. The crew are more grateful than words can express and we want to thank Anthony and Matt for their generosity. We will certainly bear it in mind if they ever need rescuing!

RNLI Chairman visits Hayling Lifeboat Station

We were very pleased to welcome the RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease, when on Monday 2 March he came to Hayling for a fundraising cluster meeting. He deliberately arrived early so that he could see the station and meet some of the crew as well as Siri Young, Fundraising Chairman on Hayling (pictured).

RNLI Chairman with crew members.

RNLI Chairman with crew members.

He proved to be very knowledgeable about the station and engaged in conversation with all he met, impressing us with his enthusiam and entertaining us with a fund of stories. He said it was ‘Inspiring to meet the crew,’ and praised them, writing in the Station Log that  ‘their commitment is appreciated by all,  (at the RNLI and in the wider public)’

We in turn appreciated him taking the time to extend his vist with us given the enormous task he has in overseeing the work of the RNLI.

Langbrook ‘Skippers’ support the RNLI

Tara & Luke with their RNLI Certificate

Tara & Luke with their RNLI Certificate


Luke and Tara Skipper are the new managers at the Langbrook Farm Restaurant in Langstone and have raised over £1250 for the Hayling RNLI Lifeboat Station.

When the new local restaurant opened in the summer of 2014, they had several days when invited guests paid a set charge for their starters and desserts and the proceeds all went to charity. The original managers, together with Luke and Tara, wanted to support a local charity and chose the Hayling Island Lifeboats. Luke and Tara are pictured in front of their charity wall holding the Certificate of Thanks from the RNLI. Luke said ‘We wanted to give back to the local community that support us and we looked for a charity on Hayling. The RNLI Lifeboat Station is ideal as its run by community minded volunteers who carry out rescues in very challenging conditions.’

We are very grateful to the restaurant and look forward to a continuing liaison. Their donation will enable us to go on setting out to sea to save lives.


Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times

Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) onSunday, 19 September 2021
Low Tide:04:05 ( 1.10m )
High Tide:11:43 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide:16:27 ( 1.10m )
High Tide:23:51 ( 4.60m )

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