Sunday Training with RNLI Hastings

This week’s training down at the Pett Beach boathouse was one where everything came together to result in a fantastic session! First up, the weather was fabulous and conditions calm and fair. As planned, the Pulfer boat was launched but instead of a training... read more

Check Out Our New Logo!

At our recent AGM, it wasn’t just our Chair that got a whole new look … it was also our logo! The AGM was the perfect opportunity to gain feedback on our new logo, and to give it its official launch. We’ll be using this on all of our branding from... read more

New Chair at the Helm of the PLIRB Committee

Sunday’s training was slightly different this week, as members of the base and boat crews, committee and trustees gathered together for the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Annual General Meeting. The majority of our Trustees, Committee, boat and base crew... read more

Open Day 2019

Rain, rain go oyez! Remember 2018? We’re hoping to avoid the weather and a clash with the wonderful Rye Jazz Festival by moving our Open Day for 2019 to the May Bank Holiday weekend! *Our next Open Day is Sunday 26th May 2019 at 12.00 noon* How you can help There are... read more

Thanks to Robin Hood Bonfire Society, Icklesham

Recently, we were delighted to receive an invite to the Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s presentation and quiz night up at the Robin Hood in Icklesham. So on Wednesday 27th February, off we went … Kevin Wall, RHBS Chairman & Shaun O’Hara, PLIRB Helm... read more

Thanks to Two Sawyers, Pett

On Thursday 21st February, we were delighted to pop up to the Two Sawyers pub in Pett, to present a certificate of thanks for recent donations. The Two Sawyers have been taking donations into a custom-made donation box, all of which has added up to a recent donation... read more

No Launch But Plenty of Practice

This Sunday, the weather was wet and a little windy, but compared to the recent thrashing from Storm Erik, the whole beach seemed remarkably calm. However, the point of the tide at the time of training and the fact that further high winds were predicted, meant that we... read more

Thanks to Dynamic Events, Rye

On Sunday 3rd February, we were delighted to have a visit to the base from the wonderfully supportive team at Dynamic Events in Rye, who came to present us with a marvellous cheque for £2022.90. This very welcome donation is the result of some very hard work... read more

Thanks to Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club

Last Thursday 24th January, members of the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat committee were invited along to a presentation evening by the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club. The club runs lots of activities, shows and festivals and invited us along to receive a share... read more

A Fine Day for Fixing & Keeping the Rescue Boat Afloat

As you can see from the photo, this Sunday we had a beautiful morning for training. The low tide and fair conditions meant that the beach was just beautiful –  or at least it was at 9 a.m. when the photo was taken! The same couldn’t really be said for... read more

A New Year of Training and Beach Safety Begins

A very Happy New Year to all of our visitors and supporters! Hard to believe we’re already a couple of training sessions into the new year, with both boats taking to the water! Yes, our in-house crew training for 2019 has already got off to a flying start. OK,... read more

Christmas Cheer with Hastings RNLI

Our very busy 2018 has come to an end, and has been rounded off in a fun and interesting way with a Christmas visit across to RNLI Hastings. This visit to the iconic lifeboat house of RNLI Hastings gave us the chance to get a close up look at their beautiful new... read more

Cliff End Casualty Retrieval Training

Last Sunday’s training was an extension of our missing person search and rescue training, with a scenario of a ‘reported casualty’ around the Cliff End area of the beach. The team responded as this a ‘real-time’ exercise, and attended the... read more

Night Launch Training

Our first night launch training of the season took place on 21st November. Weather conditions were good, cold and dark (a necessary part of the training), but with a brilliant moon and starry sky helping conditions to feel eerily well-lit. The evening’s training... read more

Thanks to Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club

We had a great evening with the Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club during the week. We were kindly invited to the Rother Chapter’s AGM at the Robin Hood in Icklesham, on 14th November 2018 to receive a donation from their fundraising efforts. The presentation of a... read more

Mayday Shout after training

On Sunday 22nd October 2018, just as our morning training session was coming to an end, Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat was tasked by Solent Coastguard to attend at a location in the Dover Strait. Instructions given were that a diver had failed to surface following... read more