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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Saves Lives at Sea

Another Successful Open Day

28/07/2003

The open day at Kinghorn was a success, with an initial estimate of £2,100 raised for the RNLI.

The open day had many events and stalls for people to see and become involved with. The rescue helicopter from HMS Gannet near Prestwick came along to take part in a rescue demonstration with the lifeboat. A local firefighting tug put on a display of water jets, local river pilots came to show off their craft, HMCG, Fire and Ambulance personnel came down with their vehicles and the South Queensferry lifeboat crew put in a surprise appearance with their Atlantic 75 craft.

There were endless stalls of items for sale, many opportunities to win prizes and even the chance to meet Stormy Stan, the lifeboat mascot.

The second annual raft race was also a success, with the Ship Tavern (Kinghorn) winning the coveted "Oar" trophy and half day white water rafting prize for the second year running.

Special thanks are extended to the army of volunteers from Anstruther lifeboat station who helped out the volunteers from our own station and made the day a roaring success.