St Agnes Lifeboat Day 2014

 

 

The 4th of August saw Trevaunance Cove on the North coast of Cornwall stage  the annual St Agnes Lifeboat day,  demonstrations from the region’s lifeboat crews, This year’s event saw a special fundraising drive to help St Agnes Lifeboat station raise £20,000 towards a new vessel to replace their Blue Peter IV lifeboat.

Throughout the day, crews from St Agnes and Newquay RNLI stations took part in a number of practice sea rescues scenarios – including surfers in trouble, capsized kayakers, a broken down sailing boat – to exhibit their skills to the public.

 

The Saint Piran Fisheries Patrol boat also stopped off from its patrol of the coastline to put on a water display to the delight of the Kayakers.

 

  

 

At 2pm a Royal Navy rescue Sea King  from 771 Squadron, RNAS Culdrose flew in to perform a special rescue demonstration with the St Agnes and Newquay Lifeboats. The tight cove at Trevaunance and the high cliff tops near by providing a great viewpoint to watch the demo.

 

 

771 Sqn operates the Sea King HAR.5 with nine permanently stationed at RNAS Culdrose. 771's primary role is one of military Search and Rescue and this example ZA166 can be seen performing winch training with the RNLI crews at St Agnes and Newquay.

 

  

 

In total the St Agnes Lifeboat Day raised £3500 through donations and sales.This will go along wayto meet the target of £20000 for the new boat which will be needed in late 2015.