2am and here we go again

Beep beeeeep beeep, where is the damn thing? BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP, there it is… LAUNCH ALB. Out of bed, clothes on, keys located and out the house, arriving at the boathouse third in the door, I grab my gear. Information coming in is that a 29ft yacht with one person aboard, is 1 mile offshore […]

Coxswain assessment day

The big day finally came, after thirteen years on the boat and something like four or five years working through the coxswain plan, today was the day of my final Coxswain Pass-Out assessment.  We were scheduled for a 3pm launch and with staff in place so I could get away from work everything seemed to […]

Saved by the pager

1819 Launch ILB, I was just about to do the dishes, oh well!  Into the car and down to the Station. Given the time of day and that it’s an ILB only page, I don’t anticipate making it on the shout, I live too far away.     There are a good few cars at […]