WS&BA Raise £400 For RNLI

April 11, 2013

The Commodore and members of the Whitehaven Sailing and Boating Association presented a cheque for £400 to the Coxswain and crew of the RNLI Workington Lifeboat, Sir John Fisher, on Sunday 7th April.

RNLI Coxswain, John Stobbart, explained to the sailors from the WS&BA about the procedures and equipment typically employed by the volunteer lifeboat crew when coming to the aid of a stricken yacht.  The members of the Club were shown around the lifeboat and taken on a trip along the coast before returning to Whitehaven Marina.

Whitehaven Sailing and Boating Association Secretary, Margaret Trotter said: ‘We’re all very glad that the charity’s lifeboats are there for us and over the years various members have needed their assistance. We organise a fund raising supper and dance at the end of the season and we also collect race fees which go towards donations to the Workington and St Bees lifeboats.’

Who’s Who!
From left to right: Joyce Woffindin-Commodore, Margaret Trotter-Secretary, Hugh Price-Treasurer, Bill Hurst- Committee Member, RNLI Coxswain John Stobbart and Paul Hillon-Committee Member.  The little girl is Poppy Blackett who isn’t on the committee but lets her Dad come out and crew in the races!

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