Ramsgate Lifeboat
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This is the official web site for the RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat Station.

The RNLI exists to save lives at sea and is wholly supported by voluntary contributions.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit.

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Latest News

8th May 2019
RNLI RAMSGATE Mayday Collection

Mayday is the RNLI’s yellow-themed annual fundraising campaign, which runs from 1-31 May. It’s a celebration of our volunteer lifeboat crews, who are on call 24 hours a day, every day, to save lives at sea. This year, the RNLI’s aim is to raise £700,000 nationally to fund the vital kit that protects them in all weathers.

Ramsgate RNLI’s fundraisers have been doing their bit by holding a two day Mayday Collection  at Wetherspoons in Ramsgate which took place over the 5th and 6th May.  The first day raised £405.03, and the second Mayday Collection Day raised £428.67 making a magnificent total of £833.70 for the weekend.

Sincere thanks to all our Fundraisers, the Staff at Wetherspoons who made us feel so very welcome and to their very generous customers.
Photo by Sarah Hewes
5th May 2019

Volunteers from the Ramsgate RNLI crew rescued three people onboard a yacht which had broken down half a mile out to sea last night (Saturday).

They launched the inshore lifeboat at 8.40pm and once they reached the vessel attached a rope and towed it back to Ramsgate harbour. The crew towed the stricken yacht back into the safety of the harbour where they assisted in mooring it up safely on the pontoon. The yacht crew will make repairs before continuing their journey onto Brighton harbour.
Archive photo by Mark Stanford
22nd April 2019
We just wanted to share pictures of these lovely Easter gifts that were left outside RAMSGATE RNLI station over Easter.

Sadly there was no volunteer crew around to say thank you in person but please be assured that they are most grateful and really appreciate the gesture.
14th April 2019
Quiz evening

Our first Quiz Night of the year was a thoroughly enjoyable evening at Crampton Tower Main Hall which raised £353.50 for RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat.

Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the event and a special thank you to Kevin and Janet from Crampton for all their hard work and for providing such an entertaining quiz.
Photo by Sarah Hewes
News Archive

Recent Launches

Service Call 10
24th May @ 19:00 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a 10m cabin cruiser with 3 persons on board, broken down 0.4 miles off North Foreland. Once on scene the AWB passed a line and once the casualty had retrieved their anchor, towed them into Ramsgate Harbour.
Photo by visiting RNLI crewman Andrew Stanley from Siloth, Cumbria
Service Call 9
11th May @ 07:17 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a Mussel boat with engine failure 20 miles off Ramsgate. On scene the crew passed a line and due to the tidal direction and strength, towed the casualty vessel into Dover Harbour. Once safely alongside, the AWB returned to Ramsgate.
Service Call 8
10th May @ 14:04 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to two persons cut off by the tide at Kingagate Bay. ILB crew assisted the casualties onto the ILB and took them to Broadstairs harbour. ILB then returned to station.
Service Call 7
6th May @ 11:52 ILB launched to 3 persons (one adult & 2 children) cut off by the tide at Stone Bay. ILB crew recovered the casualties to the ILB and landed them at Broadstairs.
Service Call 6
4th May @ 20:28 ILB launched to the assistance of a yacht 1/2 mile South East of Ramsgate Harbour, 3 persons on board with engine trouble. ILB arrived on scene, attached a line and towed the casualty into the harbour and moored it alongside the breakwater pontoon.
Service Archive

Fundraising Events

Quiz Night in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat
Wednesday, 26th June 2019 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Grosvenor Casinos (Thanet)
Margate Road, CT10 2BF Broadstairs

Grosvenor Casinos Thanet are holding a Charity Quiz Night in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat.

For ticket information and availability please contact us here.
Sunday, 30th June 2019 at 2 PM - 4 PM

Ramsgate Croquet Club
Royal Esplanade, CT110 Ramsgate

Help raise funds for RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat by enjoying a few games of Croquet along with lovely Refreshments & a Raffle.

For ticket information and availability please contact us here.
Broadstairs Water Gala
Wednesday, 31st July 2019 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Viking Bay

The Annual Water Gala takes place in Viking Bay, Broadstairs. Our Fundraisers will be working hard to raise funds for RNLI Ramsgate, the Kiosk Volunteers will be selling souvenirs & our Education & Safety teams will be attending.
Fish Supper
Saturday, 28th September 2019 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Ramsgate Lifeboat Station
Western Crosswall, Ramsgate

Our Annual Fish Supper in support of the RNLI Fish Supper Campaign.

Tickets £10, bring your own drinks, please contact us here to obtain tickets and with any special dietary requirements. Raffle. Entertainment will be the very popular Greyhound Buskers, back by popular demand.
Quiz Night in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat
Saturday, 16th November 2019 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Christchurch Junior School

Quiz Night in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat. Tickets £6, Teams of up to 8. Raffle.

Please contact us here to obtain tickets.
RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat Carol Service
Saturday, 14th December 2019 at 2 PM - 3 PM

St George's Church Ramsgate

Due to the enormous turn out at last years Carol Service we have had to change the location to St. George's Church. Same style service, please come and join us again this year. The Church's Christmas Tree Festival will also be on at the same time. RNLI Ramsgate will again be partaking in the Festival so please take time to see our tree along with all the other fantastic trees.

At the end of the Service there will be a collection for RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat.

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