Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017

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Update 12 June 2017
News from RNLI Dart and wider news from the RNLI will now appear in a two page spread in the locally produced magazine By the Dart. By The Dart is published in March, May, July, August, October & December.The magazine is distributed by hand to all homes in Dartmouth & Kingswear and is also available for pick up from The Flavel, Royal Castle Hotel, Natwest Bank and many hotels, cafés, restaurants, marinas, supermarkets, village shops & pubs etc in/around Dartmouth. Between 5,000 and 6,000 copies are distributed depending on season. Back issues can be viewed online. News updates from the station will be sent by email to those who “Opt in” to receive them and will continue to appear on this site, although in a reduced form.

Latest News

Date: Mon 14 Aug 2017

Latest News

2016 08 277931Yboatweb

Photographer: John Fenton RNLI Dart Lifeboat Press Officer

Regatta Exercises The Salcombe Tamar lifeboat launched her Y boat during the exercise at the 2016 Regatta.There will be two RNLI Exercises taking place over Regatta this year involving the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat, the Torbay Severn class all-weather-lifeboat, the Salcombe Tamar class all-weather-lifeboat and the Dartmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue team.On Friday 25 August the exercise with the Torbay lifeboat will be from 6.30pm until 7pm. After that the lifeboats will be open to the public on the Town Pontoon until 8pm. The Saturday exercise with the Salcombe lifeboat will be at 1pm until 1.30pm and the lifeboats will...

Latest Launch

Date: Sun 10 Sep 2017

Windsurfer unable to reach shore

Location: Beesands. Start Bay

Falmouth Coastguard tasked RNLI Dart D class lifeboat and RNLI Salcombe Tamar all weather lifeboat to a windsurfer off Beesands who appeared to be unable to return to the beach in the prevailing wind conditions.Dart lifeboat launched in eight minutes but was recalled as they reached the Lower Ferry in Dartmouth Harbour as the windsurfer had landed safely.Lifeboat crew.Buster Hart, helmsman.Yorkie Lomas and Kev Murphy crew.launch crew.Stuart Millard, tractor driver.Tom Shanley, Katy Locke and Rich Eggleton crew.

Dart D'Tales

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The Weather in Dartmouth:
Saturday - 14:00 BST: Sunny, 17°C (63°F)

Temperature: 17°C (63°F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 14mph, Humidity: 71%, Pressure: 1019mb, Falling, Visibility: Good


Tide Times & Heights for Dartmouth on 23rd September 2017

02:32 - Low Tide (0.43m)
08:51 - High Tide (4.83m)
14:46 - Low Tide (0.58m)
20:59 - High Tide (4.86m)
(Times are UTC/GMT. For BST add 1 hour)
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