Kayak Event on 7 July a success

RNLI and Fire Service raise the kayak!

RNLI and Fire Service raise the kayak!


The Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service once again organised the round-the-island kayak event supported by RNLI crew members in their own boats. Last year the event raised over £1000 and a bigger entry of 44 took part this year on a very sunny, hot, calm day.  The sponsorship money will be split between the Hayling Island RNLI Station and The Firefighters Charity and looks like being over £3000 this year.  The participants paddled anti-clockwise the 18 miles round the island, starting and finishing at the Lifeboat Station, and were very grateful in the heat to pause at the two en-route resting and refreshment stations to take on water and sustenance.  This year all the 44 participants finished the course including the oldest, 76 year old Jim Shine, and the youngest teenager Tom Burgess with his dad Tim who is in the Fire Service.   Well done to all who took part and to the organisers, and to whoever arranged the fine weather!


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, 25 July 2021
Low Tide:06:08 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:13:25 ( 4.70m )
Low Tide:18:29 ( 1.00m )
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