The RNLI and me: Clodagh McKenna Read more
27 April 2017
The RNLI and me: Clodagh McKenna
The international TV chef and restaurateur tells us about her love of the sea - and the people who work on it.

By Anna Burn
What to do if you get seasick: A seafaring doctor's advice Read more
12 April 2017
What to do if you get seasick: A seafaring doctor's advice
You’re out sailing for the day with friends and you’re starting to feel incapacitated. What do you do?

By Anna Burn
How the RNLI became an international lifesaver Read more
10 April 2017
How the RNLI became an international lifesaver
At the heart of the RNLI is a commitment to saving lives at sea. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or how you got into trouble. The RNLI is there, without judgement, for anyone who needs help.

By Nikki McMullen
Best
by boat: Four stunning locations to explore around our coast Read more
31 March 2017
Best by boat: Four stunning locations to explore around our coast
Discover some of the secrets hidden around our coastline and only accessible by boat.

By Anna Burn
From the archive: Three rescued after yacht is rolled in
storm force winds Read more
31 March 2017
From the archive: Three rescued after yacht is rolled in storm force winds
Atrocious weather conditions greeted Courtmacsherry Harbour's Trent class lifeboat when she put to sea on Saturday 24 October, headed for a yacht which had been capsized and dismasted 20 miles from the station.

How to recognise drowning: It’s not like the movies Read more
24 March 2017
How to recognise drowning: It’s not like the movies
Could you tell if someone is drowning? It’s not like in the movies, yet that’s often the only reference people have for what it looks like.

How to rescue someone from drowning Read more
24 March 2017
How to rescue someone from drowning
Most people won’t just stand by and do nothing while someone’s in trouble in the water. But what do you do out of season or on holiday when there are no lifeguards and someone’s drowning?

Best ‘man’ in the crew: Why one RNLI volunteer made the headlines in 1961 Read more
8 March 2017
Best ‘man’ in the crew: Why one RNLI volunteer made the headlines in 1961
To help us celebrate International Women’s Day, Pat Mucklow shares her story as the first woman to join Mallaig lifeboat crew. 

By Jasmin Downs
From the brink of disaster: Richard Lewis and the making of the modern RNLI Read more
3 March 2017
From the brink of disaster: Richard Lewis and the making of the modern RNLI
In 1850, a dynamic new secretary arrived at the RNLI who, with the help of his colleagues, set the precedent for many of the safety and fundraising initiatives we follow today. Meet unsung hero Richard Lewis.

By Sam Jones
Winni and Daisy: Identical twins on
different lifeboat crews Read more
2 March 2017
Winni and Daisy: Identical twins on different lifeboat crews
Twins Winni and Daisy Jarvis volunteer as lifeboat crew members on the River Thames in London and in the Cornish town of St Ives.

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