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    I might be wrong, but I thought they were one of the charities that said GDPR would hurt.

    They didn't have consent to do lots of marketing they did.

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    I might be wrong, but I thought they were one of the charities that said GDPR would hurt.

    They didn't have consent to do lots of marketing they did.

    I'd donate. Probably as a regular installment, but I've believed the spin that it wasn't really needed..

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    Perhaps sacking crews for having "girlie" mugs is paying dividends?
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awol View Post
    Perhaps if they used cheaper boats???????
    Would they be as good at towing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adwuk View Post
    Would they be as good at towing?
    Miaow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLB View Post
    I guess many will be surprised by how many people are on the payroll of a 'volunteer' organisation..
    Their lifeguards are paid. Maybe that side of the operation is winding down as local authority budgets fall.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    Their lifeguards are paid. Maybe that side of the operation is winding down as local authority budgets fall.
    Seems like RNLI Lifeboats are now being used as Border Control vessels, not what all the old dears expected from their legacies.

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    We as leisure sailors can pick and choose when we go to sea .Crews of" all weather lifeboats" go whenever they are needed. The clue is in the name.

    If you are sending people out in extreme conditions they need the very best boats and equipment available.Which is probably why this cost cutting exercise seems to be concentrating on slimming down support staff rather than down grading the standard of boats and equipment.

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    Some years ago, a boat owner, with much more money than social responsibility, demanded to know what he would get if he joined the RNLI as an offshore member. My reply was that when 5 or 6 men and women put their lives on the line to rescue him, he might get the ability to look them in the eye. It seems that 20 or so years on, this still applies.

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    The last 2 years they have spent most of the money training a whole new crew, here in Jersey, because they sacked the experienced old crew, the instructors have been flying in and out and staying in the best hotels.

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