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Eastbourne Marina Safety Weekend

Date:

Eastbourne Marina Safety Weekend - 14th April 2018

On the weekend of 14th April, Premier Marinas and Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders Association (SHBHA) are hosting a ‘Safety Weekend’ at Eastbourne Marina.

The Spring event is intended to raise safety awareness amongst berth holders at Sovereign Harbour Marina ahead of the 2018 season, but also acts as a social event, theory and practical training and an opportunity for emergency services to attend and raise awareness for what they do. Attendees include:

  • The RNLI Sea Safety Team offering life jacket inspection clinics, on board sea safety inspections and advice (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Premier Marinas offering on board tuition with assistance from the ALB coxswain, Mark Sawyer, and Sea Training Sussex (Saturday only)
  • RAMORA Flare Amnesty taking flares from berth holders (Saturday only)
  • SHBHA discussing membership opportunities (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Boatshed Brighton serving refreshments from the RNLI boathouse (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Cake competition (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Seago Yachting presenting a static display of life rafts (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Tim Nicholls Chandlery with safety and general chandlery items for sale (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Eurotek Marine presenting a static display of safety related marine electronics for purchase (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Sea Training Sussex discussing available RYA training courses (Saturday and Sunday)
  • HM Coastguard local teams presenting safety advice alongside static equipment (Saturday and Sunday)
  • East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with a water safety roadshow and throwline training (Sunday only)
  • Eastbourne All Weather Lifeboat displaying various man overboard recovery techniques and a potential guided tour of the lifeboat (Sunday only)

Make sure to visit the South Coast marina over this weekend for an opportunity to meet up with fellow berth holders and learn some tips that will help you enter the summer season with confidence and security.