Halyard Chairman Takes the Plunge for Swanage RNLI

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Halyard Marine’s Chairman, James Grazebrook has completed a 170-meter abseil down Portsmouth’s 550-foot Spinnaker Tower.

James Grazebrook, founder of South Coast based marine exhaust specialists, Halyard, and four other brave RNLI committee members, Richard Acland, Alistair Groom, Marcus Trinick and Mark Waterhouse joined forces on Saturday, May 25 to take part in the Spinnaker abseil to raise much-needed funds for an upgraded lifeboat station at Swanage.

To upgrade the boathouse for the arrival of the new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat, and a smaller D class inshore lifeboat, the project needs to raise £200,000. Together with improved training and changing facilities for the volunteer crew, this will create a state-of-the art facility, securing Swanage into the future.

The abseiling team has already managed to break their planned target of £10,000.

James says, "We have raised over £15,000 for Swanage RNLI. We all tackled this with varying degrees of terror over the preceding days. Walking out on the tiny platform at the top of the tower was incredibly exhilarating - the views, the sunshine, the tiny dots of spectators below. Stepping off into the void was difficult, but the actual descent was one of the most thrilling things I have ever done. Thank you so much to the hundreds who supported us all.”



Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

New Jersey Transportation Chief to Resign

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday said his transportation commissioner Jamie Fox would step down by the end of the month to return to the private sector after only a year in the position.

Eletrobras says Compensation for Hydro Plants Could be $330 mln

Brazil's state-run utility Eletrobras said on Friday a report into six hydroelectric plants found the assets had a remaining value of 1.3 billion reais ($332

Brazil Court Allows Lula Questioning in Petrobras Corruption Case

Brazil's Supreme Court authorized the questioning by Federal Police of ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as a witness in a broadening corruption case focused

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2601 sec (4 req/sec)