News

St Clement Sports Club Xmas Fayre

St Clement Sports Club Xmas Fayre

24/11/21

Our dedicated, hardworking (and lovely) fundraising team will be out again on Saturday 27th Nov, to raise much needed funds for your independent lifeboat service.

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Brook Street stall 20/11/2021

Brook Street stall 20/11/2021

18/11/21

Once again, our dedicated (and lovely) fundraising team will be out braving the elements on Saturday 20th November, to raise much needed funds for your independent lifeboat service.

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Central Market Stall 2021

Central Market Stall 2021

18/11/21

We’ll be in the Central Market again for the run-up to Christmas. Our dedicated, hardworking (and lovely) fundraising team will be there from Monday 22nd November until Saturday 4th December, to raise much needed funds for your independent lifeboat service.

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Charity Bingo Night

Charity Bingo Night

19/10/21

Join us for some family fun at Trinity Parish Hall on Thursday 28th October. Entrance fee £2 and raffle will be held on the night. Arrive 7pm for a 7.30 start.

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Brook Street Stall 16/10/2021

Brook Street Stall 16/10/2021

11/10/21

Come and see us on our JLA stall, which will be packed full of goodies for you, including our range of Christmas cards. We’ll be in town at Brook Street from 9.00am until 4.00pm.

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Charity lunch

Charity lunch

08/10/21

** SOLD OUT ** Why not join us for a tasty treat and support your favourite lifeboat charity?

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Boat Owners Checklist part 7

Boat Owners Checklist part 7

07/10/21

The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all.  Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

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Jersey Record Fair 2021

Jersey Record Fair 2021

07/10/21

Fantastic news! The Jersey Record Fair is back this year, and we have been chosen to be one of the charities who will benefit from this year's event!

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Boat Owners Checklist part 6

Boat Owners Checklist part 6

21/09/21

The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all. Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

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Statistics Reports:  August 2021

Statistics Reports:  August 2021

20/09/21

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports to the end of August 2021.

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Quiz Night - tickets now available

Quiz Night - tickets now available

08/09/21

How do you fancy a night of fun, laughter and quizzing? Book your ticket for our JLA Quiz Night at the Mayfair Hotel, Wednesday 29th September 19:00 for 19:30.

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Boat Owners Checklist part 5

Boat Owners Checklist part 5

07/09/21

The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all. Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

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Fundraising stall 04/09/2021

Fundraising stall 04/09/2021

01/09/21

Once again, our dedicated (and lovely) fundraising team will be out braving the elements this Saturday, to raise much needed funds for your independent lifeboat service.

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Boat blessing

Boat blessing

27/08/21

Come and join us this Bank Holiday Monday for a boat blessing and celebration of the sea. Gouray Church, in partnership with Gorey Boat Owners Association will be conducting a boat blessing service for Gorey and the boats who work in our local SAR.  It’s happening this Monday 30th August at 11am, at the end of Gorey Pier.

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Boat Owners Checklist part 4

Boat Owners Checklist part 4

27/08/21

The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all. Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here. Part 4: Below Decks - Keeping Safe in the Water

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Boat Owners Checklist part 3

Boat Owners Checklist part 3

19/08/21

We’re all about keeping you safe on the water. With the improved weather, more and more people are wanting to get out on their boats, but you need to make sure that your vessel is in good condition before you set sail.  The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all. Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

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Fundraising stall 21/08/2021

Fundraising stall 21/08/2021

18/08/21

Our lovely fundraising team will be out (hopefully) enjoying the sunshine. Come and see us on our JLA stall, which will be packed full of goodies for you.

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Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean

16/08/21

Thanks to everyone who came down to get their vehicles cleaned - we hope you're all happy with the service provided by the team.  We were so pleased with the funds raised for the Jersey Lifeboat Association - and we cannot thank you all enough!

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Thank you Mim!

Thank you Mim!

15/08/21

We would like to thank Mim Poingdestre once again for her amazing effort in raising funds for the Jersey Lifeboat Association.

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Boat Owners Checklist part 2

Boat Owners Checklist part 2

11/08/21

We’re all about keeping you safe on the water. With the improved weather, more and more people are wanting to get out on their boats, but you need to make sure that your vessel is in good condition before you set sail.  The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all. Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

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Crew car wash

Crew car wash

11/08/21

Does your vehicle need a good clean? Bring it down to St Saviour Parish Depot, Rue des Pres Trading Estate on Saturday and let the JLA crew clean it for you.  All funds will go to the Jersey Lifeboat Association.

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Claudi's race

Claudi's race

07/08/21

Claudi’s race to the top of the world to help the JLA Our friend and Jersey resident chef Claudi Lancrajan has taken on the challenge to trek 380 miles through the frozen Canadian Artic to help raise funds for the Jersey Lifeboat Association. That’s the Ultra 6633 and it’s no mean feat.

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Boat Owners Checklist part 1

Boat Owners Checklist part 1

29/07/21

We’re all about keeping you safe on the water. With the improved weather, more and more people are wanting to get out on their boats, but you need to make sure that your vessel is in good condition before you set sail.  The guys at Islands Insurance have put together some great advice, which we’d like to share with you all. Follow the Boat Owners checklist series here.

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JEP Article

JEP Article

17/07/21

What a great article by James Jeune at the JEP, talking to our own Andy Hibbs. Thank you to Jersey Evening Post for allowing us to share this.

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Meet the crew today

Meet the crew today

17/07/21

What fabulous weather today for our fundraising team to be out in the sunshine. Don’t miss out on your chance to meet the crew and buy some merchandise. Special thanks to Gorey Boat Owners Association who presented us with a cheque to support us.

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Statistics Reports:  June 2021

Statistics Reports:  June 2021

13/07/21

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports to end of June 2021.

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Meet the crew

Meet the crew

12/07/21

Do you have questions you’d like to ask? Now you have your chance to talk directly to the crew who are out there, ready, and willing to protect your lives in Jersey’s waters.  Whatever your questions, they will be happy to answer them and will no doubt allow you the opportunity to have a few photos taken with them.

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RIB arrives in Jersey

RIB arrives in Jersey

04/07/21

What an amazing day! The RIB has arrived in her new home here in Jersey, and she looks amazing.  She was welcomed with open arms, cheers, applause and lots of flags waving.  Thank you to everyone who came down to say hello and make her feel at home.  She will be a great asset to the team.

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Delivery of the RIB

Delivery of the RIB

29/06/21

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  The new RIB is finally on it’s way to Jersey! Arriving just in time for the summer holidays, when our beaches will be at their busiest and water based activities will be increasing in popularity.  This new addition will be the fastest inshore rescue vessel in the Channel Islands, and the most modern rescue RIB in the British Isles!

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Fundraising stall 03/07/2021

Fundraising stall 03/07/2021

28/06/21

Our lovely fundraising team will be out (hopefully) enjoying the sunshine. Come and see us on our JLA stall, which will be packed full of goodies for you.

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Find us by the toad

Find us by the toad

04/06/21

Come and see us on our JLA stall, which will be packed full of goodies for you. We’ll be at Charing Cross (near the toad) this Saturday (5th June) from 9.00am until 4.00pm. We’d love for you to drop by and say hello. Why not treat yourself to some merchandise or other niceties, whilst supporting your local lifeboat team.

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

01/06/21

Did you know – fires on boats have killed over 30 boaters in the last 2 decades in the UK alone! When it comes to fire safety aboard a boat, prevention is the best protection.  This means taking all reasonable steps to stop a fire breaking out.  We all know accidents can happen, so it’s important to have safety measures in place – just in case.

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What3Words

What3Words

19/05/21

Most of us have smartphones now, but what happens when you need to tell someone how to find you?  Sure, you can use Google Maps, but is that specific enough?  Especially if you’re in a large open space (such as out at sea, or even in a big field).  That’s where what3words comes into its own.

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VHF Radio

VHF Radio

04/05/21

Have you tested your VHF radio? Are you familiar with all of the “do’s and don’ts” surrounding VHF Radios?  Jersey Coastguard have put together this excellent reminder sheet.  If you would like a PDF copy, you can download it here for free.  Even better - print it, laminate it, and keep it on your boat.

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Help Mim raise funds for the JLA

Help Mim raise funds for the JLA

30/04/21

Help Mim Poingdestre raise funds for the Jersey Lifeboat Association. Hear what Mim has to say about her fundraising challenge. “To mark my 60th birthday, I will be swimming 60 kilometres over 60 days in the sea and at the pool.

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Rib Update 2

Rib Update 2

27/04/21

We are so excited - the delivery date is getting closer everyday! Here are the latest photos from Berthons of the JLA Rib during fit out. She will be the most modern rescue rib in the British Isles and is coming to Jersey soon!!

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The JLA stall is finally back!

The JLA stall is finally back!

23/04/21

The JLA stall is finally back! Our lovely team is so pleased to be will be back with the JLA stall fully loaded with goodies. On Saturday 24th April we will be at Brooke St (next to Hamon's) from 9.00am till 4.00pm

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Statistics Reports: March 2021

Statistics Reports: March 2021

16/04/21

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for March 2021.

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Exciting news

Exciting news

13/04/21

We're so excited about our new rib. The most modern rescue rib in the British Isles is coming to Jersey soon!!

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Notice of AGM

Notice of AGM

31/03/21

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of the Jersey Lifeboat Association will be held at The St Helier Yacht Club, St Helier, Jersey on 14 April 2021 at 6.00pm. Read more for the full agenda and how you can join.

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Statistics Reports: February 2021

Statistics Reports: February 2021

08/03/21

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for February 2021.

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Shout near Seymour Tower

Shout near Seymour Tower

07/03/21

What a morning....back in the water and an immediate call out! The JLA were tasked to assist a vessel reported to be drifting near Seymour tower shortly after relaunching. After locating the vessel, we put it under tow and all parties were returned safely to La Collette. Good job, team!

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Sir Max Paint & Spruce

Sir Max Paint & Spruce

06/03/21

Sir Max has come out of the water for her 6-monthly paint and spruce.  She's looking fine now. You can see more photos is our gallery

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Rib Update

Rib Update

05/03/21

We're so excited to be able to share this great news! Our new rib is currently ready for fitting out - here are some pictures, courtesy of Berthons. We're so proud that we are going to be the owners of the most modern rescue rib in the British Isles!

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What's the appeal of winter surfing

What's the appeal of winter surfing

03/03/21

The winter waves can be very appealing, with bigger and more consistent swells.  The water temperature can still get very cold, so it's vitally important that any winter activities in or around the water are undertaken with that in mind. For those who are thinking about doing a spot of winter surfing, we've put together a guide on what kit to take and how to be prepared so that you can enjoy the winter waves safely.

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Statistics Reports:  January 2021

Statistics Reports: January 2021

16/02/21

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for January 2021.

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Sea Swimming

Sea Swimming

27/01/21

Sea Swimming has been proved to help with your mental health, but what about your physical health?  We all know that swimming is great for your personal fitness, but there are dangers associated with sea swimming that must be considered if you’re thinking of taking up sea swimming.

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Statistics Reports:  Nov & Dec 2020

Statistics Reports: Nov & Dec 2020

12/01/21

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for November & December 2020.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

15/12/20

Merry Christmas, from the Jersey Lifeboat Association

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A message from our Honorary President

A message from our Honorary President

11/12/20

Dear Member, I am pleased to report that your Jersey Lifeboat Association continues to move forward towards our longer-term goals. Having fully paid for the all-weather lifeboat we are now looking to add an inshore craft to our resources....

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JLA Christmas Cards

JLA Christmas Cards

29/11/20

Have you bought your Christmas cards yet? It’s not too late - you can buy some fantastic Christmas cards for your loved ones whilst supporting the JLA.

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Press release: Rib

Press release: Rib

28/11/20

What a great write-up on our new rib.

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Les Minquiers Exercise

Les Minquiers Exercise

27/11/20

Some cracking shots from this mornings exercise round the les Minquiers, Britain’s most Southern outpost....thank you Andy Habin!

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Great news from Santa

Great news from Santa

25/11/20

T’was a month before Christmas, whilst out on the sea, the crew spotted Santa, who was drinking his tea. He gave them an envelope and said with a grin ....

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Register your watercraft

Register your watercraft

20/11/20

We cannot stress enough how important this is.  Make sure you've registered your watercraft.

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Don't get caught out

Don't get caught out

16/11/20

Jersey is such a beautiful place to live.  We’re so lucky to be here in nature’s playground, but it’s easy to forget that we also have one of the largest tidal ranges in the world - almost doubling in size twice a day. Whether you’re out fishing in remote locations or low waters, exploring coves and rock pools or just enjoying the beaches and sea fun, it’s important to remember that the tide won’t wait for you.

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Statistics Reports: Sept & Oct 2020

Statistics Reports: Sept & Oct 2020

16/11/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for September & October If you've missed any of our reports, you can find them all on our gallery page, in the "Monthly Reports" section.

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Cow Pat Presentation

Cow Pat Presentation

01/11/20

It may have been a wet and windy day on Saturday, but we still managed to present Roger O'Halloran with his winnings from the cow pat raffle. Thanks again to all who took part in this fabulous event.

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Exercise 31/10/2020

Exercise 31/10/2020

01/11/20

A few shots of the crew on a training exercise this weekend, well done team. See more images in our gallery or by clicking here.

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Thank you everyone

Thank you everyone

26/10/20

Wow, what an amazing weekend!  With live music and a smelly, soggy but fun cow pat raffle, it's been amazing! Thank you to everyone who supported us.

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We have a winner!

We have a winner!

26/10/20

We have a winner!! Congratulations to Mr Roger O’Halloran whose ticket number C18 was chosen to receive the smelly offering yesterday!  We’ll be in touch with you soon to arrange the presentation of your cheque.

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Out on exercise

Out on exercise

23/10/20

A beautiful evening for an exercise, thanks Mick for capturing these.  It’s handy having a professional photographer on the crew. Great shots from Andy Habin.

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Cow Pat: SOLD OUT

Cow Pat: SOLD OUT

19/10/20

We’re excited to tell you that we have now SOLD OUT of the cow-pat raffle tickets!

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Lifejackets

Lifejackets

06/10/20

We know: lifejackets can seem cumbersome and uncomfortable, not to mention un-stylish!  We get it.  That’s not what they’re for though.  With more and more people venturing into the water, whether that’s in a motorised boat or a canoe, we cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a lifejacket. You must, must, must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) when you’re on the water.

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Statistics Reports:  August 2020

Statistics Reports: August 2020

25/09/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for August.

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Spend local

Spend local

21/09/20

Did you know - you can use your spend local card to support the JLA? We can't accept the Government's spend local card ourselves, but you can still support us.

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Jersey Charities Booster Appeal

Jersey Charities Booster Appeal

08/09/20

Are you looking forward to receiving your “Spend Local” card from the Government this week? After you’ve treated yourself to something nice, why not think about contributing to a local charity?  Unfortunately, charities like us cannot accept the cards themselves, but ...

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Roll up, roll up

Roll up, roll up

26/08/20

Our fundraising team are back in town this Saturday (29th August) with a selection of goodies for you to buy. Come and say hello, and see what we can tempt you with. We'll be on Brook Street / King Street, by Hamons from 9am to 4pm, and we have some fantastic merchandise for sale; from clothing to mugs and jewellery, jams and chutneys to fresh Jersey Produce.

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Sark to Jersey challenge

Sark to Jersey challenge

16/08/20

Safe to say everyone had a brilliant day yesterday for the Sark to Jersey challenge, thanks to everyone who sent in photos and took some of the boat and crew...here are a few, photo credits to: Sarah Woods, Donna Murray, Megan Adamska, David Ferguson Photograpy and last but no means least Bam Perspectives, thank you all so much.

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Statistics Reports:  July 2020

Statistics Reports:  July 2020

11/08/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for July.

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Double Shout

Double Shout

09/08/20

A busy day for our crew today, while on exercise a boat needed assistance from Gorey back to St Helier then just as we were coming back into the harbour we were tasked to assist another boat needing assistance from St Aubin back to town, pleased to say everyone is safely back on their moorings 😁⛵️🚤⚓️

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Cow Pat Raffle

Cow Pat Raffle

04/08/20

Who’d have thought that betting on cow-dung could win you money! Now is your chance to WIN £2,000 whilst helping raise money for the JLA. We’re having a “cow-pat” raffle! Only 200 tickets available and one lucky winner!

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Statistics Reports:  June 2020

Statistics Reports: June 2020

28/07/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for June.

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Shout: Steering Failure at The Minquieres

Shout: Steering Failure at The Minquieres

26/07/20

Sir Max was launched on service this morning to help a boat with steering failure, stranded at the Minquieres. Successful mission and all now back safe and sound - well done team. Thanks to Phil Mourant for the shot taken whilst we were out.

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Shut Up & Swim Challenge

Shut Up & Swim Challenge

26/07/20

Charlie was a great supporter of the JLA, and in his honour the "Shut Up & Swim Challenge" has been put together - a virtual swim, taking place between 24th July and 31st August.

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You can’t beat a good bum-scrub!

You can’t beat a good bum-scrub!

25/07/20

From babies to grown-ups; cats and dogs… We all need a good bottom-wash from time to time! Sir Max is no different. She’s been out of the water this morning for a good bottom-scrub, and is looking fresh and clean. Well done to the team for their hard work, and thanks to Ports of Jersey and Rosden for their help and support.

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Come and say "hi"

Come and say "hi"

24/07/20

Our lovely team will be out at Charing Cross tomorrow (Saturday 25th July), by the toad, with our stall full of lovely goodies. We’d love for you to drop by and say hello. Why not treat yourself to some merchandise or other niceties, whilst supporting your lifeboat team.

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Coasteering, Cliff jumping & Tombstoning

Coasteering, Cliff jumping & Tombstoning

10/07/20

Coasteering is a relatively new activity for thrill seekers looking to get wet whilst getting close to nature. It’s a fusion of rock climbing, swimming, cliff jumping and scrambling around on rocks whilst taking in the natural wonders the coastline has to offer. Tombstoning is another activity all together, and is highly controversial. If you’re interested in taking part in coasteering, Ports of Jersey has this very sensible message:

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Coasteering & Tombstoning

Coasteering & Tombstoning

10/07/20

With the temperature rising, it’s so tempting to want to get in the water, but it needs to be done safely. “Tombstoning” has become a controversial activity. Similarly, cliff jumping when not part of an organised party with equipped and trained professionals present is not without its dangers. There are risks from hitting the water at great height, water depths, submerged hazards, currents and tides and cold water shock.

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Shout:  06/07/2020

Shout: 06/07/2020

06/07/20

Sir Max is out on a shout. Breezy day for it! More information to follow. #YourBoat #YourCrew #JerseyLifeboat

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Rest in peace, Charlie Gravett

Rest in peace, Charlie Gravett

06/07/20

With heavy hearts and great sadness, we mourn the loss of Charlie Gravett, who passed away earlier today. Charlie was a much loved and respected supporter of the Jersey Lifeboat Association and we are all proud to have known him. He will be very much missed. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Sally and the family at this sad time. Rest in peace, Charlie. May your spirit sail to waters safe.

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Water Safety Code

Water Safety Code

18/06/20

We hope our water safety series has been of use to you. We want everyone to enjoy the water but stay safe. We’ll always be here for you, but it’s always a good idea to be equipped with the knowledge to look after yourself. Always follow the Water Safety Code

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Water safety - anglers

Water safety - anglers

16/06/20

Angling can seem like a harmless, peaceful activity which can be undertaken here or further afield. The dangers that large bodies of water pose should always be considered before you grab your line. Unfortunately, a number of anglers lose their lives through drowning every year. For that reason, we’ve put together a few pointers to keep you safe:

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St Helier Yacht Club Rally

St Helier Yacht Club Rally

14/06/20

Great day out on the water today for the St Helier Yacht Club Rally.

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2 years ago today

2 years ago today

12/06/20

2 years ago today our crew came home with ‘Sir Max Aitken III’ from Norfolk, she was updated with all the very latest technology and on board medical equipment and is now part of Jerseys SAR community and also a fully fledged member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation.

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Water safety - runners and walkers

Water safety - runners and walkers

11/06/20

The RLSS in the UK have been warning runners and walkers to stay safe near bodies of water as they are most at risk of accidental drowning. Each year, over 100 people (on average) lose their lives to drowning as a result of walking or running near water. Figures show on average around 55% of all drowning victims were either running or walking, and never intended to be in the water.

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Statistics Reports: May 2020

Statistics Reports: May 2020

11/06/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for May.

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Water safety - open water swimming

Water safety - open water swimming

09/06/20

Transitioning from a pool to open water can be daunting, but if you follow some simple safety steps, it can be fantastic. The biggest difference to pool swimming is the temperature. While not as warm, it can be rewarding to feel at one with nature. Open water swimming can be undertaken in lakes, rivers and seas across the world. There are dedicated open water swimming venues across the UK and further afield.

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Water safety - drowning

Water safety - drowning

04/06/20

The majority of us wouldn’t just stand by and do nothing if we saw someone was in trouble in the water. Normally you’d alert the lifeguard or summon help, but what do you do when that’s just not possible - there’s no lifeguards or there’s no-one else around?

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Statistics Reports: April 2020

Statistics Reports: April 2020

03/06/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to. Here are our reports for April.

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Water safety - around your home

Water safety - around your home

02/06/20

We’ve all been having to spend more time at home, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change dramatically too soon. The temperatures are getting warmer so inevitably we’re spending more time in our gardens, with paddling pools, hot tubs and swimming pools in the mix. Your home is considered one of the safest places you can be, but there are still elements of water safety that need to be considered. For example: did you know a baby can drown in as little as 2cm of water? Here are a few safety tips for around the home (indoors and outdoors) to keep you all safe and happy at home.

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Shout vessel sinking the Minquieres

Shout vessel sinking the Minquieres

01/06/20

The JLA were called at 21.50, a fast launch at 22.00 from the JLA crew to a sailing vessel with 3 people on board which had hit rocks in the Minquieres and was sinking, their mooring had parted and they had drifted onto the rocks, we were tasked to locate the crew and salvage the vessel if possible.

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Water safety - cold water shock

Water safety - cold water shock

28/05/20

What actually IS “cold water shock”? Well, the term refers to a range of natural reactions by our body to protect us when we enter cold water. Sometimes, however, these reactions can have the exact opposite effect and work against us. It’s not just ice-cold water that can send our bodies into shock though - it can happen at anything below the temperature of, say, a swimming pool.

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Water safety - open water

Water safety - open water

26/05/20

There’s nothing quite like being out in open waters, but did you know that over 80% of accidental drowning happen in open water? A lot of this is due to the lack of understanding and knowledge around open water safety. If you’re armed with the basics and know what hazards to be wary of, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy the open water whilst reducing significantly the number of incidents that happen year on year.

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JLA welcomed as a member of IMRF

JLA welcomed as a member of IMRF

24/05/20

We are incredibly proud to announce that The Jersey Lifeboat Association has been welcomed as a full member of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). We very much look forward to working with them to develop and improve our maritime SAR capabilities for Jersey.

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Water safety - swimming pools

Water safety - swimming pools

21/05/20

Swimming pools are a great place to relax, and for many they are thought to be a much safer environment, but did you know that in the UK and Ireland alone, there are approximately 700 drowning fatalities every year, plus many more who suffer from accidents and injuries, with some sustaining life changing injuries. We want everyone to enjoy the water in all it’s glory (not just out to sea). That’s why we’ve compiled these swimming pool safety tips.

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Water safety - Spring/Summer

Water safety - Spring/Summer

19/05/20

As the weather improves, it’s all too easy to head to the beach, pool or other waterside spot, but it can be a dangerous place if you don’t observe water safety. All to often, we hear of people drowning in situations that could have been easily avoided. That’s why we’re putting together a series of tips to help you be water safe.

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Shout:  Engine Failure

Shout: Engine Failure

17/05/20

If you’re unlucky enough to suffer from engine failure whilst out at sea, don’t panic - we’re here for you. The team have been out on a shout today to help with just this problem. Everyone home safely.

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Safe Boating

Safe Boating

15/05/20

As the weather improves, boat owners can look forward to spending the increased time out-side of the home out on the water - especially now we’re allowed out for up to 6 hours a day. At The Jersey Lifeboat Association, we’re amongst those looking forward to getting back out and riding the waves, but please - stay safe everyone.

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Monday blues

Monday blues

11/05/20

Shrug off those Monday blues with some stunning photos #JerseyLifeboats #WaterSafety #SirMax

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Statistics Reports: Feb & March 2020

Statistics Reports: Feb & March 2020

28/04/20

Jersey Lifeboat Association has an internal system to track our activities, incidents attended and exercises. We’re now in a position to share this information with you, to let you see just what we get up-to.

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Jersey Lifeboats: Weathering the storm

Jersey Lifeboats: Weathering the storm

23/04/20

We’re all weathering the storm right now, but Jersey Lifeboats are always on hand to help. That’s why we make sure the team is always ready, for whatever challenges are thrown at us. It’s tough for everyone right now, but be assured - Jersey Lifeboats are by your side throughout life’s trials and tribulations. We rely on your generous donations to do this.

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12 months officially declared

12 months officially declared

11/04/20

12 months ago, we celebrated becoming an OFFICIALLY DECLARED SAR FACILITY.

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Happy Birthday JLA

Happy Birthday JLA

16/03/20

It is incredible to think that the Jersey Lifeboat Association is already two years old - and what an eventful two years it has been. We have premises on Albert Quay, a lifeboat which is an integral part of Jersey's Search and Rescue Assets (SAR), and we will soon have an inshore rescue vessel to strengthen our resources.

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Don't forget to donate - we appreciate every penny

Don't forget to donate - we appreciate every penny

12/03/20

Don't forget to donate - we appreciate every penny

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Simon Harman will be raising money in the ring for the JLA

Simon Harman will be raising money in the ring for the JLA

26/02/20

The wonderful Simon Harman will be stepping in the ring on the 21st March raising money for the JLA and Jersey Cancer relief, we wish him the best of luck! Thank you Simon John Harman, we will be there cheering you on!

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JEP write up

JEP write up

08/02/20

Nice write up from Richard Heath at the JEP

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Happy 2nd birthday, JLA!

Happy 2nd birthday, JLA!

02/02/20

2 Years ago today the Jersey Lifeboat Association passed through Jerseys Royal Court as a newly fledged local independent lifeboat service and what an amazing 2 years it’s been! Thank you to all of our amazing crew and our volunteers who give up hours of their time to ensure things run smoothly and of course you our followers and supporters! Here’s to a safe and happy boating season, fair winds to you all.

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Sally Minty-Gravett

Sally Minty-Gravett

07/01/20

We are so excited to have been selected by the fabulous Sally Minty-Gravett as one of her charities in her upcoming English Channel swim this summer, please support Sally in doing this in aid of the JLA and Jersey Alzheimer’s Association if you can.

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The reindeer are back!

The reindeer are back!

30/11/19

The reindeer are back! More Christmas reindeer have arrived and will be on sale along with our Christmas cards, beanie hats and plenty of other items today at St Clements Parish Hall, come along and see us if you’re out that way.

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New HQ signage

New HQ signage

29/11/19

New HQ signage looking good...now just needs a bit of spit and polish.

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Fundraising at De Gruchys

Fundraising at De Gruchys

18/11/19

The JLA team will have a stand in De Gruchys arcade all this week, 9.30am-4pm for anyone wishing to purchase goodies. Thank you De Gruchys for your support.

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Remembrance Sunday 2019

Remembrance Sunday 2019

10/11/19

Thank you to Jess and Rachel for sharing their photos of this morning. #lestweforget #remembrancesunday #jla

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JLA Quiz Night

JLA Quiz Night

24/10/19

A massive thank you to our Quiz Master Colin Adams and Matt for giving up their evening in aid of the JLA, a great night had by all and an amazing £1,600 raised, well done to Cheryl and her team for another successful fundraising evening. Thank you to everyone who came and bought raffle tickets, we are feeling the love.

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Hungry Man Pumpkins

Hungry Man Pumpkins

06/10/19

Get your Pumpkins at the Hungry Man all donations to the JLA.

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Oak Colony Beavers take a tour

Oak Colony Beavers take a tour

30/09/19

The Oak Colony Beavers 10th St Brelade Scout Group joined us for a tour of Sir Max today, think it’s safe to say they all had a great time, especially when they found the horn.

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Fundraising lunch up-date

Fundraising lunch up-date

30/09/19

A huge thank you to those who came to our lunch yesterday, we raised an amazing £1878.00. I’m sure you will join us in thanking the Hotel Ambassadeur for great food and service.

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Shout Launch overdue diver

Shout Launch overdue diver

17/09/19

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Shout 42ft broken down motor boat

Shout 42ft broken down motor boat

15/09/19

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Shout tow job in small roads

Shout tow job in small roads

31/08/19

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Shout 10m rib broken down

Shout 10m rib broken down

31/08/19

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Shout broken down 32ft motorboat

Shout broken down 32ft motorboat

23/08/19

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Shout French yacht suspected lost propeller

Shout French yacht suspected lost propeller

29/07/19

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Shout broken down motorboat

Shout broken down motorboat

24/07/19

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Shout tasked with a medical emergency

Shout tasked with a medical emergency

19/07/19

At 14.15 the JLA were tasked with a medical emergency

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Shout Crew Assemble 10m Rib with engine failure

Shout Crew Assemble 10m Rib with engine failure

06/07/19

10 meter Rib with Engine Failure

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Shout Yacht with engine failure

Shout Yacht with engine failure

26/06/19

Yacht requiring assistance after engine failure

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Shout Yacht tangled in fishing gear

Shout Yacht tangled in fishing gear

09/06/19

Yacht stuck fast on lobster fishing gear.

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Shout 1 Broken down yacht

Shout 1 Broken down yacht

05/05/19

First shout for the JLA since being declared.

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Jersey Lifeboat Association is proud to say as of midnight tonight we are OFFICIALLY DECLARED!

Jersey Lifeboat Association is proud to say as of midnight tonight we are OFFICIALLY DECLARED!

11/04/19

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Crew undertake fire training update

Crew undertake fire training update

11/02/19

A selection of the crew undertake a fire training update, run by the Airport Fire Service.

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Sir Max Aitken III gets lifted out

Sir Max Aitken III gets lifted out

17/06/18

Sir Max being lifted out this morning. The work starts now.

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Sir Max Aitken III arrives in St Helier

Sir Max Aitken III arrives in St Helier

12/06/18

Safely arriving in St Helier Jersey

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Sir Max Aitken III leaves Goodchild Marine

Sir Max Aitken III leaves Goodchild Marine

11/06/18

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First aid training

First aid training

15/03/18

The last 2 nights crew have undergone first aid training.

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JLA collection boxes now available

JLA collection boxes now available

09/03/18

If you would like a JLA collection box in your shop, pub, club or Restaurant etc.

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Fundraising for new boats

Fundraising for new boats

08/03/18

Fundraising drive has begun for two proposed boat purchases.

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Crew sea survival training

Crew sea survival training

04/03/18

Crew that hadn't completed sea survival training did today.

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