Boat Show seminars in safety

The RNLI will run a series of seminars at the 40th Southampton Boat Show, 12 – 21 September, in partnership with the RYA, Sea Start and Helly Hansen. Visitors will also experience the RNLI’s virtual lifeboat training experience on stand B73, a free lifejacket clinic on stand C9 and the opportunity to get on board an RNLI all-weather lifeboat in the marina (berth 61).

The four RNLI seminars will offer yachtsmen a ‘bite-sized’ twenty minute look at subjects ranging from lifejackets and taking a boat on a cross-Channel passage to diesel engines and also a light-hearted look at stylish survival at sea – the latest fashion and clothing technologies for men and women on the water.

All are welcome but there are limited places, however each seminar topic will run twice a day at the Holiday Inn Lounge, Southampton Boat Show at the following times every day of the show:

11am – 11:20am & 2:20pm – 2:40pm – Lifejackets: sink or swim?
What to buy, how to fit and how to maintain

11:40am – 12pm & 3:00pm – 3:20pm – Adventuring abroad?
How to plan, what you need and what to take – in partnership with the RYA

12:20pm – 12:40pm & 3:40pm – 4:00pm – Suck, squeeze, bang, blow…
How to maintain your diesel engine, how to avoid breakdowns and what spares to take with you – in partnership with Sea Start
1pm – 1:20pm & 4:20pm – 4:40pm – One for the ladies….
Stylish survival at sea!

RNLI sea safety volunteers will be on stand C9 throughout the course of the show to provide a range of free sea safety advice, answer any queries or questions from the RNLI seminars and FREE lifejacket clinics will be available by popular demand. An RNLI Atlantic 75 in-shore lifeboat will feature on stand C9 and there will be the opportunity to talk to volunteer lifeboat crew about their lifesaving roles at the 24/7 marine search and rescue charity.