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Welcome to the official web site for the St Peter Port lifeboat. The Guernsey lifeboat station is one of only four in the Channel Islands. Operating for over 200 years, the crews of the Guernsey lifeboats have been honoured with several awards for gallantry.

Spirit of Guernsey at speed - photo by Tony Rive

The Station has seen a variety of lifeboats over the years and the current lifeboat is the Severn class ‘Spirit of Guernsey’. The Island has always been proud to support the Lifeboat Station and crews; in 1973 a special appeal raised a considerable sum towards the cost of the Arun Class “Sir William Arnold”.

Twenty years later an appeal was launched to raise £1 million to support the building of “Spirit of Guernsey”. Thanks to the generosity of friends in Guernsey, Sark, Herm and further afield, the target was achieved within one year. The RNLI relies entirely on voluntary donations.

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GPA donation for St Peter Port lifeboat and Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation

The St Peter Port lifeboat today received a cheque from the Guernsey Powerboat Association as a result of their raffle at their end of year official prize giving.

Mark Sauvarin, Chairman of the GPA and Deb Sauvarin, presented the proceeds of the raffle to the GPA’s two chosen charities. The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, represented by Andy and Jo Priaulx; and the St Peter Port lifeboat represented by Edward Fattorini, Colin Le Conte, Coxswain Buzz White and Peter Gill.

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Member’s of Guernsey Lifeboat and Management Group, Buz White, Peter Gill, Colin Le Conte and Edward Fattorini with Andy and Jo Priaulx of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation and Mark Sauvarin from the Guernsey Powerboat Association on the foredeck of the St Peter Port Lifeboat Spirit of Guernsey. Two Cheques were presented to the St Peter Port Lifeboat Station and the Foundation by Mark Sauvarin, money raised during the Powerboat Club’s annual End of season Presentation’s and Raffle.

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Guernsey Powerboat Association member’s Mark and Deb Sauvarin (far right and second right) presenting Edward Fattorini a cheque  which the Powerboat Club raised during the end of season Presentations and Raffle. They also presented Andy and Jo Priaulx (Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation) with a cheque.
(L-R) Colin Le Conte, Jo and Andy Priaulx, Edward Fattorini, Lifeboat Coxswain Buz White, Deb and Mark Sauvarin.

Cheque for £1000 from Julie Eastwood

The Guernsey branch of the RNLI was delighted to receive a cheque for £1000 from Julie Eastwood.

Julie entered and completed the Great North Run earlier this year and was supported in her efforts by friends, family and work colleagues. She was amongst 56,000 competitors.

The cheque was received on board Spirit of Guernsey by Mr Edward Fattorini, Deputy Chairman of the St Peter Port branch of the RNLI, together with crew members. Mr Fattorini said “Spontaneous donations such as this are always most welcome to the RNLI as the service depends entirely on voluntary contributions.”

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Renewal and upgrading of Navigational equipment

The work on renewal and upgrading of Navigational equipment on board the St Peter Port Lifeboat ” Spirit of Guernsey” and associated familiarisation and training has now been satisfactorily completed.

This morning, “Spirit of Guernsey” was hauled up at the Marine and General shipyard, St. Sampsons at 7 am for its six monthly “Wash,  Brush up and inspection”.  Among other minor planned jobs will include an oil change, a full high pressure water wash  of the hull and  a coat of antifouling paint.  “Spirit of Guernsey” will return to the water  on tomorrow morning’s high tide.

In the meantime, the relief lifeboat “Volunteer Spirit” will remain on station.  On satisfactory return to service of the “Spirit of Guernsey”,  “Volunteer Spirit” will return to the UK.

Peter Gill
Lifeboat Operations Manager

photo by Carl Bisson

photo by Carl Bisson

Pride of Guernsey Award

The crew of the St Peter Port lifeboat were awarded the Pride of Guernsey award for “Emergency Hero of the Year”, sponsored by Rossborough at a presentation including Lt-Governor Vice-Admiral Ian Corder, his wife Lady Corder and Deputy Bailiff Richard McMahon. … Continue reading