Yellow Welly Big Bash night

A music, food and drink party for up to 499 paying guests will be held on the pitch at Salcombe Rugby Club between 18:00 and 23:30 on Friday 20th September.  Marquees to provide shelter for those enjoying the music and for dining. A variety of different food and drink options will be offered, and ticket prices will include a drink and some food. The aim is to start our Anniversary Festival weekend with a popular fun event for all.

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The RNLI Salcombe Lifeboat Fundraising Crew recently presented a special concert as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations.

More than 80 people attended a wonderful concert of close harmony ‘a Capella’ singing at Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe.

Performed by the Kingsmen, Panache and Dartmouth Rock, the audience enjoyed a varied programme offering a wide range of musical styles and content.

Each of the choirs presented its own unique sound, in turn delighting and intriguing the audience.

Said Tim Chandler, from the Fundraising Crew, this evening has shown just what a wonderful wealth of singing talent we have in the South Hams.

He added, special thanks must go to these three choirs who have generously given their time and energies free for this evening’s event.

This, together with the generosity of our audience in supporting the event, should enable us to add nearly £1,000 to our fundraising efforts.

Voices in Harmony

13th April 2019 – 7:30 pm

RNLI Salcombe Lifeboats Fundraising Crew

Voices in Harmony


The Kingsmen, Panache & The Dartmouth Rock Choir

At Holy Trinity Church, Salcombe

Tickets £10pp available from:

Dartmouth T.I.C.; Salcombe T.I.C.; Kingsbridge T.I.C.

‘Salcombe and Hope Cove Lifeboat Stations – Celebrating 150 years’ by Roger Barrett

The fascinating history of Salcombe and Hope Cove Lifeboat Stations has been brought to life in a new 162-page book written by Salcombe Lifeboat Museum Curator, Roger Barrett and published by the RNLI in its Station History series. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the RNLI’s presence in Salcombe, the book tells the story of the brave volunteers and their lifeboats which, since 1869, have launched on service over 1600 times and battled against the elements to save nearly 500 lives and bring a further 1350 people to safety.

The new book it is to be formally launched at a special event in Cliff House, Salcombe at 5pm on Wednesday March 27th with the Broadcaster and Marine Biologist Monty Halls lending his support.  The event, which is free and open to all, will include a short presentation, with slides and selected readings, by the author, followed by book signings.

‘Salcombe and Hope Cove Lifeboat Stations – Celebrating 150 years’ is also available from the Lifeboat shop (weekends only until April 1st), Helly Hansen, Fortescue Inn, Salcombe DIY, Luscombe Maye, Will Bees Bespoke, Salcombe Yacht Club and Salcombe Garage and, in Kingsbridge, at the Harbour Bookshop. Price £8.95. Or it can be ordered online by emailing Over 160 illustrations. All profits will help the RNLI to save lives at sea.

Quiz and Curry Supper

Salcombe Lifeboat Fundraisers

Quiz and Curry Supper

Salcombe Yacht Club 

Thursday 28th March 2019– 7pm.

Enjoy a quiz and curry supper and help to save lives at sea.

Teams of 6 or less. Prizes to be won.

Tickets £15 pp (includes Curry Supper) available from Salcombe Yacht Club and Salcombe Tourist Information Centre.

Enquiries to 01548 561478

Competition – Sea, Shore and Boats of the Southwest of England

Competition – Sea, Shore and Boats of the Southwest of England

In aid of the RNLI Salcombe and its 150th Anniversary in 2019

Free to enter Up to 3 entries per person, in each class.

Timescale: Launch date: 10.11.18 Closing/shortlisting date – 28.02.19 (12 noon)

Judging completed by 15.03.19 – winner notified via email by 16.03.19

Winning work/ original to be received by 28.03.19

Public announcement and publicity from 29.03.19 plus when the work is displayed and promoted for sale/auction.

You must be a member of so you can access the source

material upload your entries and be kept up to date with details and judging.

A Pig Racing Evening

Salcombe RNLI Fundraisers AGM

Thursday January 24th 4 pm SYC

 Salcombe RNLI Lifeboat Fundraisers will be holding their AGM at Salcombe Yacht Club.  

In what is our 150th Anniversary Year this is a great opportunity to come along and see how you could get more involved with the many events planned.

With a year of ‘full on’ events the support of our volunteers is critical.  If you would you be interested in joining the Salcombe Lifeboats Fundraisers and giving your support as a volunteer, please contact: –

Mr. Roger Bryant on 01548 288379 or at

RNLI Salcombe Festive Gathering & Calling ‘Old Salts’

Following carols on Whitestrand on Thursday 20th December, there will be a gathering in the Ships Bar of the Fortescue Inn to which all ex-crew are invited.
It would be great to see as many ex-crew, shore crew and enthusiastic supporters as possible to share memories, celebrate the festive season and discuss next years 150th Anniversary celebrations and enjoy a pint or two. There will also be pizza for those requiring sustenance.
For a review of Salcombe Lifeboats operations throughout 2018 go to News

Calling Old Salts for Remembrance Sunday

As usual, the Salcombe Lifeboat Crew will be parading at this year’s Remembrance Day parade on Sunday 11th November.  We would love to see former crew, shore crew and station officers at the parade and hope to form a platoon just aft of today’s crew.  No need to let us know – just dust off your blazer, pin your medals on and assemble at the Station at 1000 on Sunday.