News 2016

2016 News from Hayling Island Lifeboat Station

Bike ride raises funds

Tim Gilbert whose father was the commander of a submarine, took part in the Hayling-Le Mans Cycle Ride this year and raised £340 in aid of the Hayling RNLI Lifeboat Station.  Tims family were boat owners who never needed rescuing, but Tim wanted to support the lifesaving work of the local RNLI.  Receiving the cheque from Jill Hughes ( Tim’s partner),  the station manager Jonathan Bradbury said, ‘ We are very grateful for this donation as we realise the effort that went into completing the ride, the sponsorship for which funded this cheque.’

Jill Hughes handing over the cheque, watched by James and George Gilbert

Jill Hughes handing over the cheque, watched by James and George Gilbert

Hayling Golf Club play the ‘Spoons’ competition for the RNLI.

Hayling Golf Club members took part in an 18 hole Stableford Competition in July, and Club Captain Jamie Leggett wanted to ensure this year that the entry fees went to the local RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Clu Caption Jamie Leggett presenting the chaque to RNLI Station Manager.

Club Captain Jamie Leggett presenting the cheque to the RNLI Station Manager.

This annual event has been taking place for at least 40 years and originally the winning team of two players were presented with RNLI spoons. These spoons are no longer produced but the event continues and this year the winners were presented with RNLI mugs. As usual,  there were over 140 entrants playing in pairs in a 4 Ball Competition. Each player scores points for each hole depending on the number of shots taken and their starting handicap, and the team with the largest total score wins the event. This year the winners were Neil Fitch and Vice Admiral John Hardy with Michael Butcher and Bill Wallage coming second.  Presenting a cheque (pictured) for £438 to Lifeboat Station Manager Jonathan Bradbury, Club Captain Jamie Leggett said ‘It’s fantastic that this donation can support our local RNLI Station who do a wonderful job here around our coastline.’  Jonathan said ‘Many thanks to all who took part in raising this donation whilst having fun on the golfcourse. It will help us continue to save lives around Hayling, and we look forward to a continuing close relationship with the Golf Club.’

Crew receive a cheque for £120

A cheque was recently presented to Station Manager Jonathan Bradbury by a friend of a crew member. Mrs Bate, long tme friend of Paul Lewis who is still associated with the station in a training capacity, came to visit and presented Jonathan and crew members with £120 she had collected in various ways. Jonathan thanked her and said ‘ We are most grateful for this donation which will enable us to fund the station and keep the lifeboats saving lives.’

Presenting the cheque to Jonathan Bradbury.

Presenting the cheque to Jonathan Bradbury.

Bowls Club compete for Hayling RNLI

On Saturday 13th August 2016 the Hayling Island Bowls Club invited the Hayling Island RNLI to a presentation afternoon at the Bowls Club in celebration of their year’s fundraising for the RNLI.  The clubs president had designated her charity of choice for her year’s tenure to be the Hayling Island RNLI and their entire social fund raising calendar for the year was committed to this cause.  The RNLI crew at the event enjoyed an afternoon of bowling and fun events on an extremely well-manicured bowling green and with great facilities at the community centre.  After a barbeque a presentation was made by the clubs president to Nigel Roper, the Chairman of the RNLI, with a sizeable cheque for £1250.’

Presenting the cheque for £1250

Presenting the cheque for £1250

Hayling Lifeboats celebrate 100 years of lifesaving.

Lifeboats in the Sailpast

Lifeboats in the Sailpast


Over 250 guests including current and former crew and their partners enjoyed a wonderful day on Saturday 7 May at Hayling RNLI Lifeboat Station, with superb weather, white port cocktails and over 40 boats taking part in the sailpast.

The Bishop of Portsmouth led the re-dedication of the station and its crew, and the Vice Chairman of the RNLI, Stuart Popham who is a Hayling resident, marked the occasion with a Certificate on vellum. He said ‘As a local resident, a sailor, and the Vice Chair, it was a real honour to present the vellum recognising 100 years of lifesaving service by so many dedicated Hayling Island volunteers.’ A 17th century cannon from the Fort Cumberland Guard re-enactment group set the sailpast into action and it was led by the CHC Oyster boat Terror, followed by 4 rowed cutters, 6 lifeboats from Hayling, Portsmouth, Selsey and Bembridge (pictured), and yachts and motor vessels dressed overall in flags. The Station was delighted to be able to thank many supporters and crew members who over the 100 years have launched 2762 times and rescued 1802 people of whom 543 were lives saved.

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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