Littlehampton Harbour’s Waterfront Festival, a huge success

Crowds gathered in Littlehampton harbour on Sunday, 2nd August 2015 for Littlehampton’s Waterfront Festival.

This popular annual event organised by Littlehampton’s Harbour Master, Billy Johnson proved a huge success with visitors. The RNLI treated waterside spectators to a spectacular display of their seamanship and boating skills within the confines of the relatively narrow river Arun.

RNLI Littlehampton Littlehampton RNLI was joined by RNLI Shoreham’s all weather lifeboat, art Tamar which welcomed visitors aboard for a tour of this very impressive vessel.

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RNLI Shoreham’s all weather lifeboat named the Enid Collett after the late donor’s generous legacy funded the boat which costs £2.7million leaving Littlehampton Harbour after allowing visitors onboard for a tour and to meet the patient crew who answered everyone’s questions.

Littlehampton HarbourThere was lots of water-based activities for visitors to enjoy including this amazing water jet which propelled the rider out of the water to seemingly walk along the river.

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Littlehampton Waterfront Festival attracted large numbers of visitors to the area on what was a beautiful day.

Littlehampton RNLIRNLI Littlehampton’s Blue Peter 1, an Atlantic 75 lifeboat showing it’s capabilities within the confines of the relatively narrow River Arun.

Littlehampton RNLILittlehampton Harbour Board Erica Littlehampton Harbour Board’s new workboat Erica strutting her stuff during Littlehampton Waterfront Festival.

Littlehampton HarbourJet Skis in action during the Waterfront Festival in Littlehampton harbour

Littlehampton Littlehampton’s new public realm provided lots of space for viewing the water based activities.

LittlehamptonLittlehampton’s new public realm links up to the recently built waterside walkway providing an off-road route from Littlehampton seafront to the town centre. The new walkway was a joint project between the Environment Agency and their partners, Arun District Council, Littlehampton Harbour Board, West Sussex County Council and Littlehampton Town Council. The scheme was delivered at a total cost of £22.5m and includes a significant new sea defence wall along Pier Road and Arun Parade.

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New and old. The new public realm linking to the riverside walkway which was completed in 2006.

Arun Yacht ClubArun Yacht Club’s dingy sailors were out in force showing off their skills.

Littlehampton Harbour Littlehampton RNLI beach lifeguards were part of the main RNLI display.

LittlehamptonLittlehampton RNLI boats on display.

Sadly, the seaplane which was due to arrive at midday had to cancel at short notice owing to the pilot’s wife being unwell. We hope all is well with her and a picture below of the seaplane landing at last year’s Waterfront Festival.

DSCF4918Seaplane landing at last year’s Waterfront Festival.

Thanks to Littlehampton Harbour Master Billy Johnson and his wonderful staff for putting on another great event.

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Milly from Spirit FM visits Littlehampton RNLI

Friday 16th August 2013.

SPIRIT FM’s Milly’s Mystery Tour visits Littlehampton Harbour.

Milly Luxford from Spirit FM visits Littlehampton Harbour  as part of her mystery tour and was whisked out to sea by Action Boat accompanied by the entire crew of Littlehampton’s RNLI.

Spirit FM at RNLI LittlehamptonDespite the cloudy, overcast dull morning, the rain held off as Milly was whisked out to Sea in the capable hands of Nick Tree, Action Boat’s MD accompanied by the entire crew of Littlehampton RNLI.

Milly from Spirit FMMilly from Spirit FM being helped into Littlehampton’s RNLI D Class lifeboat earlier this morning.

Milly from Spirit FM getting into Action BoatMilly safely transferred onboard Action Boat’s high powered RIB.

Action Boat have proved a very popular and welcomed addition to Littlehampton Harbour offering a range of powerboat experiences including adrenaline rides, river trips, sea safaris and corporate events. They also run the Littlehampton Ferry on behalf of Littlehampton Town Council and their commercial partners.

Spirit FM Radio StationMilly from Spirit FM on Action boat and the RNLI Lifeboats head out to sea for Millie’s Mystery Tour.

RNLI Littlehampton Blue Peter 1Blue Peter 1, Littlehampton’s famous RNLI lifeboat leaving the harbour for this morning’s event. The RNLI have an open-door policy at the Littlehampton Lifeboat Station and proves very popular with visitors of all ages. There’s also a great gift shop onsite selling a range of RNLI souvenirs and memorabilia.

Milly later broadcasted live from the RNLI Littlehampton’s Station chatting with the crew and giving an interesting overview of how the RNLI manages to do such great work.

To find out more about volunteering or fundraising opportunities with the RNLI Littlehampton visit their Website Here – or  pop in any day to the RNLI Station at Littlehampton.