The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), All-Weather Lifeboats.

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Technical lecture
25 January 2024 19:00 - 21:00
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI),

All-Weather Lifeboats.


Sussex and Surrey Area are delighted to invite you to our RNLI, All-Weather Lifeboats Talk.


The brave volunteers of the RNLI have been saving lives at sea since 1824. Across the years many things have changed, but the courage and commitment of our lifesavers has continued to the present day, as we work towards our goal of saving everyone.


The story of the RNLI is one of courage and dedication. Across our 200-year history, RNLI lifesavers have answered the call to rescue. Day or night. On calm seas or into ferocious storms. If someone is in peril at sea, the RNLI will do all we can to save them.


Since the charity launched its first lifeboat in 1824, the RNLI has saved more than 144,000 lives at sea.


Lionel Lukin paved the way for the first purpose-built lifeboat when he designed the world’s first unsinkable boat and patented it in 1785. Today the in-house manufacture of the Shannon class lifeboat brings a new era of lifesaving to the RNLI.


Our talk tonight will cover some of the fascinating elements of boat building, to ensure the RNLI volunteers have an ‘all-weather lifeboat’ fit for purpose.

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Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Free parking is available at the college.

Tea and coffee will be available prior to the lecture.


Jamie Chestnutt (Engineering and Supply Director), The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).


East Surrey College, Auditorium
Gatton Point
London Road
United Kingdom

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