Best pictures as RNLI May Day fundraising campaign gets a great start at Hayling beach

A former lifeboat station turned restaurant held a fun day on the water in aid of the RNLI’s May Day fundraising campaign.

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 4:50 pm
Varley and Finlay Bullard. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-228)

The Inn on the Beach, which was Hayling Island's first lifeboat station, gave residents a chance to have a go at stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking and surfing at its Friends on the Water taster day. Hayling’s lifeboat crew staged a board, boat and helicopter rescue also. Proceeds from the event will all go to the RNLI’s May Day campaign, to ensure crews are kitted out for efficient rescue operations. 

View of the RNLI fun day Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-221)
Crews of the Hayling Island RNLI boats. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-191)

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A Langstone pilot gig. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-192)
Olivia Picked on a paddle board with her instructor. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-58)
Ellie Shepherd and Rachel Padmore prepare to row out in a gig. (5th and 6th left) Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-27)
Instructor Sean Rayner with Bridget Simmons who had just overcome an operation to complete a bucket list wish. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-45)
Annaka Loh and Izy Fernandez about to take a double skull rowing boat out. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-224)
Ellie Shepherd and Rachel Padmore prepare to row out in a gig. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-11)
Hayling Island RNLI boats. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-71)
The RNLI demonstrated a man overboard rescue. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-144)
Hayling Island RNLI boat. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-81)
Instructor Sean Rayner with Bridget Simmons who had just overcome an operation to complete a bucket list wish. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-65)
Hayling Island RNLI boats. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-108)
The RNLI demonstrated a man overboard rescue. Picture: Keith Woodland (110519-166)