Scarborough RNLI

Saving lives around Scarborough's seas since 1801


✱ Today Thursday 27 February 2020 ✱

Sorry there are no special events today.

Future Events

Ladies guild coffee morning - Tuesday 24th March 10.30

Scarborough Ladies Lifeboat Guild fundraiser with coxswain Lee Marton and other crew members.
At Park Manor Hotel, Northstead Manor Drive 10.30-12.00

Posted Tuesday 4 February 2020 09:52 am by

80's dance night at Royal 28 March 2020

An 80s-themed charity night will raise funds for Scarborough RNLI next year.
Featuring a disco and an 80s-style buffet, it will be on 28 March at the Royal Hotel, where a similar function raised £1,250 for Saint Catherine's in August.
Tickets cost £20 and can be booked by ringing 361774 or emailing

Posted Monday 16 September 2019 07:47 pm by

Model boat show 18 April 2020 10.30am

There is a model boat show at Scarborough Lifeboat Station on April 18th 2020. If you wish to attend as an exhibitor or need more information please leave a message on this post or email, and give how many boats you will be bringing and how many attending please.
Visitor entrance is £1.00 per person and £0.50p for U12's.
The event opens to the public at 10.30am and will close at 16:00. Teas and coffees will be available alongside a tombola and a display pool throughout the day.

Hope to see many of you there!

Posted Thursday 9 January 2020 07:21 am by

Past Events

Ladie's Guild Meeting 18th February

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The next Ladie's Guild meeting will be at the Red Lea Hotel on 18 February

Posted Thursday 6 February 2020 10:26 am by

Love your lifeboat 2020 10am at boathouse

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Love YOUR Lifeboat is returning for 2020! In the theme of Valentines we are opening our doors on Saturday 15th February between 10:00-16:00. The day consists of activities and games upstairs in the crew room with Teas, Coffee's, juice and biscuits available for all. Exclusive VIP tours will also be available around the station and onboard our Shannon Class Lifeboat for a small donation. Hope to see you there!

Posted Thursday 9 January 2020 07:16 am by

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Scarborough RNLI's annual memorial service takes place at St Mary's Church on Sunday 8 December.
The service marks the 65th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in the lifeboat's history.
Three crew died when the ECJR lifeboat overturned in the south bay in a terrible storm on 8 December 1954.
In atrocious conditions, with enormous waves and a howling gale, the lifeboat had been at sea all afternoon, escorting fishing boats back to the harbour.
With its rescue work complete, the ECJR was engulfed by waves and capsized close to the harbour mouth.
The deaths of coxswain Jack Sheader, second coxswain John Cammish and signalman Francis Bayes devastated their families and numbed the whole town with shock and grief.
Every year since then, the anniversary of the tragedy has been commemorated by a church service remembering those three in particular but also other lifeboat crew who have perished at sea. They include Frank Dalton, who died in a horrific accident in tumultuous seas on 9 December 1951.
The service is due to begin at 6.30pm.

Posted Thursday 31 October 2019 03:23 pm by

Rememberance Sunday service

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The Remembrance Sunday service at Scarborough lifeboathouse will be conducted by Rev Graham Morgan and Rev Pam Jennings on 10 November.
It will follow a Queen Street Central Hall service, which will begin at 9.30am. This will feature the blessing of standards and wreaths, a drumhead ceremony and poppies falling during the silence period.
Veterans, standard bearers, wreath-carriers, members of the lifeboat crew and coastguard team, army, air and sea cadets will then parade down to the harbour for the lifeboathouse service, beginning at 10.30am. High tide will be at 3pm so people should be able to stand on the beach.
Colin Woodhead, who chairs Scarborough RNLI, will make a reading. Music will be played by organist Francis Appleby.
The wreaths will be laid out at the lifeboathouse and taken up to the Oliver's Mount war memorial later. They used to be laid on the sea from a small Sub-Aqua Club vessel, the Richard S. Biodegradable poppies are now laid on the sea, near the harbour entrance, instead.
Both services are organised by Tom Fox.
* The photos are from last year's Remembrance Sunday service at the lifeboathouse.

Posted Tuesday 29 October 2019 08:34 am by

Fundraising run

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About a dozen Scarborough lifeboat crew are planning a 145-mile relay run from their lifeboat station to Blackpool's, to raise funds for the RNLI. They will each take turns to run 10 miles, with some doing up to 30 miles over a 29-hour period on 18 and 19 October. A spokesman said: "This is going to be a tough challenge with it being held in October and going through the Yorkshire Dales". Anyone who would like to contribute to the proceeds should go to the Justgiving website.

Posted Friday 9 August 2019 07:09 pm by

Saturday Swim Safe sessions at north bay.

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Swim Safe is returning to Scarborough with two FREE sessions as part of the Scarborough Surf Festival on Saturday 5 October.

The sessions at 11am and 1pm have been generously funded by the Children's University.

Swim Safe is a FREE outdoor swimming activity from Swim England and the RNLI teaching children aged 7-14 essential water safety life skills.

The fun, 1-hour sessions are run by qualified swimming instructors and lifeguards, and include:

- Open water safety advice provided on land
- Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors
- All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits and flotation equipment).

Children must be aged 7-14 and able to swim 25 metres unaided to take part.

Book your child's free place today!

Posted Friday 4 October 2019 08:50 am by

Fish and Chip fundraiser

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There's something fishy going on at Scarborough RNLI.
The life-saving charity is cooking up a fundraising fish supper at Walkers fish restaurant in Ayton on Thursday 3 October.
It's part of the RNLI's annual national fish-supper campaign, which runs from 11-27 October.
Tickets cost £16.50 and can be bought at Walkers, the lifeboathouseshop and by ringing Colin Woodhead on 863666. A hundred places are available.
For each sale, Walkers will give £4 to the RNLI. The proceeds of a raffle will also go to the lifeboat.
Admission to the supper will be staggered, starting at 6.30pm and continuing at intervals. "People will enter every 20 or 30 minutes, explains Colin Woodhead, who chairs Scarborough RNLI.
Similar events will be taking place around the country at the same time. "We are encouraging people to get together with friends, family or their community and organise a fishy-themed, fun eating experience to raise vital funds to help save lives at sea", says Colin. Fish suppers can be anywhere, including home.
Scarborough RNLI's lifeboat operations manager Andy Volans says: "Hosting a fish supper is a great way for people to support the RNLI. It's easy to sign-up, it's fun and you can make the menu as simple or technical as you like, while spending time with your nearest and dearest.
"And of course, your donations will contribute towards equipment, crew kit or fuel for one of our lifeboats".
The RNLI relies on the generosity of the public to fund its lifesaving services. Its volunteer lifeboat crew often sacrifice their precious meal times and special occasions at a moment's notice - answering the call of their pagers to rescue those in need on the water.
In 2018, RNLI lifeboats launched 8,964 times, helping 9,412 people and saving 211 lives. On average, 26 people per day were saved (four more than in 2017).
The RNLI is encouraging people to share news of their events by using the hash tag #RNLIFishSupper and tagging @RNLI in posts.

Posted Thursday 5 September 2019 04:00 pm by

Three-legged pub crawl Saturday 31 August

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Three legged pub crawl to raise funds for Andrew McGeown legacy fund.
Contact Donna Loveland if interested in taking part.
m: 07719 016 992

Starting at The Cask and finishing at the New Tavern

Posted Wednesday 14 August 2019 09:54 am by

Exercise Launch Sunday 4 August

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Exercise Launch Sunday 4 August 8am

The volunteer crew carry out regular exercise and training sessions. The exercises which involve launches are listed here. You are invited to watch these launches but, for safety reasons, children must be well supervised and viewing points need to be well clear of the slipway.
Sunday 4 August 8am Inshore Lifeboat
Exercise launches may be cancelled for operational reasons

Posted Saturday 6 July 2019 02:39 pm by PH

Flag Day Sunday 28 July

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Following the blessing of the boats service you will have the opportunity to meet the crew and other volunteers.
They will coincide with the Seafest festival of music, theatre and cookery demonstrations, centred on the West Pier.

Visitors will be able to pose for photos wearing lifeboat gear.
Collections will be taken along the seafront, in the town centre and at Proudfoots in Newby from about 9.30am to 4pm.
On the Sunday, Rev Richard Walker, lifeboat chaplain and vicar of St Mary's, will conduct the Seafest church service in the lifeboathouse, starting at 11.15am.
The Shannon will be parked on the slipway for the service then moved back into the lifeboathouse, which will be open from noon until early evening.
The open day will also have a tombola, a hook-a-duck, a lucky dip, etc.
Both days will feature RNLI mascot Stormy Stan and stalls promoting the RNLI campaigns Respect the Water and Swim Safe. Visitors will be shown around the lifeboathouse and, for a small donation, allowed to board the Shannon. Tea and coffee will be served.
Anybody interested in joining the lifeboat crews will be welcome to attend and make enquiries about joining the RNLI team.

Posted Saturday 15 June 2019 09:31 am by PH