Originally scheduled for 2020, but due to the C19 pandemic, now moved to Saturday June 26th 2021, four large scale model RNLI Lifeboats will be taking part in a spectacular challenge, navigating their boats up the potentially tempestuous waters of Lake Windemere in Cumbria.
The Lifeboat Enthusiasts owners and their model lifeboats are;
Steve Bennett with his Clyde Class,
Martin Kinghoward with his Rother Class,
Neil Pritchard with his Sailing Lifeboat
and Mike Pendlebury with his Barnett Class.
All the models have electric motor propulsion and a battery change en-route is expected.
Starting at Fell Foot, the boats will cast off at 10.00am and after approximately 5-6 hours of steaming the voyage is planned to finish at Waterhead on the Windermere Jetty.
As an additional bonus, David Vernon will be following the models in the full size ex Whitby RNLI D Class Lifeboat in the role of support vessel and he will be accompanied aboard the D Class on the day by one of the two model boat magazine editors in attendance at the event.
Accompanying the event that weekend there will also be a full three day model boat show in the former Steam Boat Museum with associated trade stands and refreshments available.
Local papers and TV coverage is anticipated plus support from many others to help out on the day.
For more information please contact Steve Bennett;