Sunday, 16 April 2017

Dates confirmed for lifeboat week 2017 as 11-20 August

Car window stickers will be available in the lifeboat shop in The Square, Swanage from late April and from the lifeboat station when its open to the public from 1st May.

We'll be publishing a full events list in the coming weeks.

Monday, 22 August 2016

5K Lighthouse loop fun run results

Thanks to all who took part in this year's run. Here are the results.

Build-a-boat and raft race results

Massive thanks to all those who took part in our water based races on Saturday. Here are the results for the build-a-boat competition and the raft race.


Winner: The Red Lion
Raft race:
1st place = Club Tropicana
2nd place = Swanage Sea Rowing Club
3rd place = The Lifeboat Crew
Best raft = Club Tropicana
Best damsel = Swanage Sea Rowing Club

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Lifeboat week 2016 is done!

Well that's another great lifeboat week done. Thank you to everyone who attended our events, its been great to see all the people willing to brave the weather to support us.
We'll be back next year 11-20 August 2017.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

2016 photo competition results

Thank you to everyone that took part in the competition for this new feature for this year. There were some really great shots submitted and lots of money raised for Swanage Lifeboat Week which is what it’s all about.

Sadly the weather hasn’t been on our side this year and with the forecast of strong wind and heavy showers we have decided against presenting prizes at Prince Albert Gardens tonight but instead announce the winners via this release. We would prefer that your pictures and prizes are not water damaged or bent in the wind before you get home!

The winners and runners up are as follows :


Landscape – Overall Winner – Dean Tyler with his shot of the Banjo Pier

Prize – 1-2-1 sunrise or sunset shoot with Andy Farrer (Landscape Photographer of the year)

Landscape – Runner Up – Mary Bevis with her autumnal misty sunrise shot

Prize - £15 Gift voucher kindly donated from Castle Cameras, Bournemouth

Wildlife – Overall Winner – Alan Bevis – Stunning Goldfinch shot

Prize – Framed print of your choice from Julian Sawyer's portfolio and Wildlife Walk and Talk

Wildlife – Runner Up – Jon Dorey with his Barn Owl shot

Prize - £15 Gift voucher kindly donated from Castle Cameras, Bournemouth

Lifeboat/RNLI – Overall Winner – Milly Haines with her explosive Shannon shot

Prize – A3 Print of Swanage Lifeboat on Aluminium and VIP tour around the new lifeboat and boathouse

Lifeboat/RNLI – Runner Up - Kev Brett with Swanage beach and the RNLI lifeguards

Prize - £15 Gift voucher kindly donated from Castle Cameras, Bournemouth

Juniors – Wildlife Winner – Sam Aggas

Juniors – Landscape Winner – Jayden Capper

Both Junior winners receive a VIP tour of the lifeboat college and a £10 WHSmiths voucher.

Keep an eye on your emails for us contacting you for receiving your prizes. We have also printed off all the entries to the competition and were hoping to have these on display but again, the weather may prevent us from doing that. We will get your photo’s ready for collection from the Lifeboat shop in Swanage if you want yours. If you don’t live locally we’ll get them posted out, just let us know.

Here's Dean's picture we'll publish the others in the coming days.
Thanks again to all who entered.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Live music, bar & BBQ tonight at PAG

The weather wasn't looking great but its brightening up nicely now. We're set up and ready to go, the bar and BBQ will be up at running around 6pm, music from 6.30pm to 11pm.
Tonight we've got music from Spoonphed and Jim Etherington.

Its set to be dry tonight so come down and join us.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Book stall, fun quiz and photo comp ends today

We're halfway through Lifeboat week 2016 and we've had some great events already.
Our fundraisers will be running a book stall on the seafront from 10:00 to 16:00 today.

The fun quiz at Swanage Conservative Club starts at 20:00, get there early to get a table as it gets really busy.

Then entries to our photo competition close at 23:59 so the judges can work their way through all the entries before the weekend. More details on the competition are here -