Model of Shannon Class Lifeboat earns praise from Bridlington RNLI team: See it in action here

An impressive model boat has earned praise from the Bridlington Lifeboat crew.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 9:46 am
Bridlington Model Boat Society member Rowan Fothergill is pictured with the 1/16th Shannon Lifeboat.

The model of a Shannon class Lifeboat was created by Ian and Rowan Fothergill and has been tested at the Bridlington Model Boat Society venue.

A post of the Bridlington Lifeboat’s Facebook page highlighted the boat, saying: “The boat is Rowan’s 1/16th Shannon and what a beauty.

“The helm handling is pretty impressive, I reckon you can bring the boat ashore on the next training session.”

Bridlington Model Boat Society member Rowan Fothergill is pictured with the 1/16th Shannon Lifeboat.Bridlington Model Boat Society member Rowan Fothergill is pictured with the 1/16th Shannon Lifeboat.

Ian said: “It’s taken roughly 12 months to build, on and off, and it’s just about complete now. It just needs a few more bits adding to it.”

Go to tinyurl.com/y438fje8 to see the boat in action.

Visit www.facebook.com/bridmodelboats/ to find out more about the boat society.

○ Next year’s RNLI Charity calendar, featuring local artists, is now on sale and available at the Old Town Gallery and the Information Point, High Street, priced £5.

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