|Enjoying time on the water safely is of paramount importance and it is great to see ever increasing numbers of boaters wearing their life jackets around Poole regardless of the conditions. However, there is always more to do to support the boating community in this area and as such The Poole Harbour Boat Show team are delighted to announce that Poole Lifeboat Station is the official event charity in 2020.|
The Boat Show aims to encourage as many people as possible to give boating and water sports a try, but the show organisers strongly believe this comes with a responsibility to ensure that they do so without taking unnecessary risks. A key objective of the show is to educate visitors with respect to ‘safety on the water’. The Poole Lifeboat Station team will be on hand throughout the show, providing advice, demonstrating their equipment and raising awareness of the vital job they undertake to rapidly be at our sides in times of greatest need.
Stewart (CEO of Poole Harbour Commissioners) proudly introduced, “the perfect partnership to help promote the key show message of safety on the water,” at the recent show launch.
Paul Glatzel, Lifeboat Operations Manager, RNLI Poole Lifeboat Station responded stating, “We’re delighted to be chosen as The Poole Harbour Boat Show’s Charity for 2020 and look forward to being there with our lifeboats, crew and volunteers to support what has become a great event each year. The chance for us to work alongside the organisers to share key safety messages to all of those that use our harbour is a really excellent opportunity too and together we will work to keep people safe”
A fear of unexpected issues and accidents can also be a barrier to getting out on the water and it is hoped that these barriers for some potential boaters can be broken down through the partnership, showing how easy it is to take measures to avoid getting into difficulties.
The Poole Harbour Boat Show runs from the 12th to the 14th June 2020 and is a free to attend event for everyone to get involved in.
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