Lifeboat tours important information:

The station will not be open for visits and lifeboat tours on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August due to important training. Apologies to anyone intending to visit. The RNLI shop will be open as normal. Lifeboat tours will resume on Wednesday 21 August.


Please note that due to the official naming ceremony of our new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, the station will not be open for lifeboat visits on Saturday 7 September.

Falmouth RNLI lifeboat volunteers assist single handed skipper and his gaff yawl

The 34 foot wooden vessel had anchored off St Mawes earlier in the day (Thursday 8 August) after a passage from France. Unfortunately later that evening, the gale force southerly on shore wind caused the gaffer to drag her anchor and she ended up against St Mawes Quay.

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Falmouth RNLI welcomes its new Atlantic 85 lifeboat

Built at the RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat will replace the station’s current Atlantic 75 lifeboat Eve Pank as it reaches the end of her operational life. Introduced into the fleet in 2005, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat is the third generation of B class lifeboat and gradually replacing the Atlantic 75’s on RNLI service.

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Falmouth Lifeboats come to aid of unconscious skipper

On Sunday 30 June, both RNLI lifeboats launched to reports of an unconscious skipper partly in the water near Mylor.

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Coxswain Jon Blakeston presenting Tamsin Mulcahy, crew member and employee of Turn to Starboard, with a certificate of thanks

Falmouth RNLI hosts evening at lifeboat station to thank local crew employers

Falmouth volunteer lifeboat crew invited local businesses to the lifeboat station for an evening to say thank you for their continued support shown to their employees’ involvement with the RNLI.

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Photo left to right: Tamara Brookes (Falmouth Lifeboat crew member), Dave Wickes, Mark Williams (Falmouth Town Clerk), Wayne (Dougie) Rundle, Fred Thomas aka Betty Stogs, June Chappel, Falmouth Town Mayor Grenville Chappel, Paul Wickes, Dave Nicoll (Falmouth RNLI Deputy 2nd Coxswain), lifeboat crew members Andy Edwards and Tamsin Mulcahy, Andy Angove (Falmouth RNLI Deputy Launching Authority) and Falmouth Lifeboat shore crew member Stacie Nicoll.

Town Mayor acknowledges London Marathon runner’s fundraising achievement for Falmouth RNLI

Falmouth Mayor Councillor Grenville Chappel presented a framed citation to Paul Wickes MBE, Chair of the RNLI South and West Cornwall Event Group during a reception held in the Mayor’s Chamber recently.

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Photo left to right: Claire Young-Jamieson, volunteer crew member William Allen, Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston, High Sheriff of Cornwall Paul Young-Jamieson, Falmouth RNLI Deputy Launching Authority Nick Lewis and volunteer shore crew member Ian Bailey.

High Sheriff of Cornwall visits Falmouth Lifeboat Station

We welcomed Paul Young-Jamieson, High Sheriff of Cornwall and his wife Claire to Falmouth Lifeboat Station yesterday (Wednesday 6 March) as part of his wish to visit all the Cornwall lifeboat stations to thank the volunteer crews and present a cheque to each station before his term of offices ends on 24 March. The High Sheriff’s chosen charity during his term of office has been the RNLI and in particular the Cornwall lifeboats.

Cheque for £720 being presented to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston and Falmouth RNLI Fundraising Box Secretary Trish Allen by Jim Smart with members of Killiow Golf Club on board the Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

Golf Club members support Falmouth RNLI

Members of Killiow Golf Club’s Senior Section visited Falmouth Lifeboat Station last Tuesday (5 February) and before being given a guided tour of the lifeboats, donated a cheque for £720.

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Henry Metcalfe, Restronguet Sailing Club Commodore with Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston on board the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

Sailing race raises money for Falmouth RNLI

Restronguet Sailing Club recently handed over a cheque for £80 to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston at Falmouth Lifeboat Station. The money was raised from club members taking part in the Club’s annual Christmas Pudding Race held in December.

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Falmouth RNLI crew rescue kayaker from the Carrick Roads

On Sunday 27 January, both RNLI Lifeboats were tasked to search for a kayaker following a personal distress beacon signal received.

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Paul Wickes, Chair of the recently formed South West Cornwall Events Group with members of Falmouth Lifeboat Crew on board the station’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

Newly formed events group set to boost RNLI funds

The South West Cornwall Events Group has only been established for a matter of months but has already raised in excess of £3,000 for the charity. The new group is part of the RNLI’s commitment to create 200 new fundraising groups across the UK and Ireland by 2020 to complement the existing branch and guild structure.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteers at sea in force 9 conditions to grounded cargo ship

Falmouth’s all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott was launched to a grounded 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship which ran aground off Gllyngvase beach on the morning of Tuesday 18 December.

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Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston with Nigel Hodge (left) and Andy Howell (right)

Fishing competition lands Falmouth RNLI a £300 catch

The proceeds from a fishing competition were recently handed over to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathon Blakeston by local charter boat skippers Andy Howell and Nigel Hodge at Falmouth Lifeboat Station.

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