Weymouth Lifeboat Station is one of the busiest Lifeboat stations on the coast, undertaking around 100 ‘shouts’ a year, split equally between ‘Ernest and Mabel’ (Severn class Lifeboat) and ‘Phyl Clare III’ (Atlantic 75) covering 1330 square nautical miles.
Like every Lifeboat Station in the UK and Ireland we are run and funded by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, an organisation funded entirely through voluntary contributions.
Weymouth lifeboats are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a doctor if required, to go to the aid of those who find themselves in danger at sea. The lifeboats work closely with the coastguards and their helicopter as and when the need arises.
Since the lifeboat station opened in 1869 Weymouth lifeboats have launched some 1700 times and have saved over 800 lives.
Weymouth Lifeboat Week Events
Sunday 23rd July – Blessing of the boats. Boat Blessing to be held outside the Lifeboat Station. Starts at 7.30pm
Monday 24th July – Newtons Cove/ Nothe Gardens Lifeboat display and family entertainment., BBQ, Live Music (Speedway Snails) Stalls and Much More fun and Games. at 6.15pm
Tuesday 25th : Crabbing Competition 4pm – 6pm Quay near the Lifeboat Station. Bring lines and buckets
Tuesday 25th : SUP’S (Stand Up Paddle boarding) Chesil Beach near Weymouth Water Sports and Billy Winters. Race briefing at 6.30pm
Weds 26th : Lifeboat Display at Bowleaze Cove at 7pm Lifeboat Shop Stall