The life-saving charity puts video cameras on its boats and shares its seafaring know-how.

The RNLI has joined forces with, launching a micro-site bringing you easy access to all the most useful and most intriguing content the RNLI have to offer.

If you’ve ever wondered how these life savers are trained, and how they use this knowledge at sea, the RNLI’s video library provides a fantastic insight into their daily lives. You can also see their all weather lifeboats in action on the deep-sea waves, as well as the lighter crafts guarding the shores.

The charity, who assist thousands of people a year at sea, are also suggesting alternate ideas for Christmas. Their Virtual Lifesaving Gifts would provide the very basic supplies that are so invaluable to saving lives. You can see all these ideas on video on the new RNLI micro-site .

But the delights don’t stop there. The RNLI have produced a digital, interactive sea safety guide , which includes an easy-to-use online CD-ROM to test and expand your knowledge on the water.

You can also book your completely free, friendly and confidential sea check onboard your boat, at a time of your choosing to simply advise how you might make your sailing safer and give you peace of mind.

This is a true asset to the YBW website and your maritime adventures.

Visit the RNLI site now .