Together we can make this happen

Our hard work continues...

The crew and supporters of the JLA continue their work to ready the Sir Max Aitken III and her crew for full SAR duties. A lot of time and hard work has happened behind the scenes, and with a fair wind and following seas, we hope to be ready within the next two months.

JLA Crew 2019

A small selection of our fine looking crew - many thanks to the JEP for making us look good 😉

Our Fundraising Goals

We currently have 3 main fundraising goals and that's to raise money for an all weather lifeboat at a cost of £100,000. Crew kit at a cost of £20,000 and a brand new inshore lifeboat costing £230,000.

JLA Night Training Continues

JLA Night Training Continues

Our training continues, with a full crew spending the evening simulating different towing and MOB (man over board) procedures in St Aubins Bay.

Please watch this space for more updates.

Sir Max Passes her Compliance Examination

Sir Max Passes her Compliance Examination

After many months of hard work by the crew and supporters of the JLA, Sir Max Aitken III has passed her compliance examination.

This is a big step towards officially being declared a local SAR (search and rescue) asset.

JLA - ITV News Coverage

JLA - ITV News Coverage

The Tyne Class Lifeboat, Sir Max Aitken III

The Tyne Class Lifeboat, Sir Max Aitken III

This will be our temporary all-weather lifeboat. This type is still in service in the RNLI and is a very popular boat with crew members. Weighing in at 24 tons and capable of 18knts with a range of 240nmi.