Launch Information - 22/09/2017


Yacht BLUES AWAY, 1 person and craft brought in.

Lester was launched at 9.10am to go to the aid of the disabled yacht Blues Away about 8 miles north of Cromer.

A tow was established and the yacht towed to Wells. 

Due to the conditions the yacht was anchored outside of the harbour until the tide had changed and Lester returned to Cromer, arriving just before 3.00pm.


Lifeboat: ON 1287 LESTER Lifeboat

Launched: 22/09/2017

Launch Time: 09:10

Returned: 22/09/2017

Return Time: 15:00


Boat Crew: 

Adrian Woods

Ady Barker

Kevin Johnson

Pete Stokes

Richard 'Nelson' Kirk

Wes Stokes

Shore Crew:

John Redmond

Paul Russell

Steve Guest



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In Cromer there are two boathouses, one for the All-Weather Lifeboat "Lester" on the pier and the other for the Inshore Lifeboat on the east promenade. This boathouse was originally built in 1902 for the then rowing and sailing lifeboat Louisa Heartwell. Also on the east promenade you'll find the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum. The whole town is proud of the man referred to as 'the greatest of the lifeboatmen', who gained national fame in the first half of the 20th century when navigation around the Norfolk coastline was particularly hazardous in easterly gales.