Marine Link
Saturday, December 3, 2016

Halyard Chairman Takes the Plunge for Swanage RNLI

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.”

www.virginmoneygiving.com/spinnakerabseilers

 



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News