Our new Atlantic 85 lifeboat arrived on station in May, and has since launched on service to 21 incidents. On Saturday, she will be formally handed over to the RNLI by friends of RenĂ©e Sherman, whose legacy funded the cost of the boat and after whom she will be named during the ceremony. It’s a little bit of RNLI tradition, with friends, supporters and former crew of the Littlehampton station invited. It takes place at Fisherman’s Quay, and space may be a little tight, but come along if you’d like to! 3pm, Saturday 10th September.


Renee Sherman in action. Photo: RNLI