[two_thirds] We’re proud to announce that One Stop Sailings own head of Courses and Racing, Alasdair, has passed a gruelling RNLI exam to become an RNLI Helm (the Inshore Lifeboat equivalent of coxswain) for Cowes Inshore Lifeboat Station. The intensive exam took 2 hours but it has taken years of training to get to the level ready for this exam.

“I just want to say a big thank you to everybody. It’s been a pretty intensive couple of weeks, months and indeed years. It’s probably not going to stop as we enter the busy summer months ahead. I hope I don’t see too many of you on the water in the capacity of helm.” Alasdair

It’s not just Alasdair in the One Stop Sailing team who’s part of the RNLI. Heather is next in line to take on training to be the first female helm at Cowes RNLI. But if her management of the One Stop Sailing office is anything to go by then she’ll pass with ease!

Cowes RNLI is one of the busiest in the UK. Every year they attend between 50 and 60 taskings. These range from yachts in difficulties to heart attacks, missing persons, fatalities and the occasional large ship running aground on the bramble bank. Everybody involved at Cowes RNLI are volunteers and we are proud to support them.

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