Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station

2017, August 22 - inflatable.

At 6:30pm our volunteers received the third shout of the day. The lifeboat was called out to a report of an inflatable at sea in Borth Bay in an offshore wind.
When the crew arrived at the suggested casualty it turned out that the boat was an inflatable dinghy but that they had an engine and were just enjoying the fine evening.
The lifeboat checked around to ensure that there was no one else it could have been, and met up with two boats from Borth Rowing Club, who were out training in the bay.
Having confirmed that no one else was in difficulty the lifeboat returned to station.
It was a call from a member of the public with good intentions.

2017, August 22 - Swimmers in difficulty.

At 2pm the lifeboat was launched for the second time today, along with the Aberdyfi lifeboat, to reports of two girls in difficulty whilst swimming at Ynyslas. The RNLI Lifeguards also attended on their Quad Bike.
As the Borth lifeboat arrived on scene the Lifeguard was flagged down on the beach by the casualties family to report that they had made their way safely to shore.
As they were safe and well the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station.

2017, August 22 - Family speedboat.

Borth inshore lifeboat was tasked this morning at 10:45am by HMCG Milford Haven to assist a broken down speedboat near the outer buoy at Aberdyfi. There were 5 persons on board, 3 adults and 2 children.
The lifeboat took the two children on board, leaving the adults on the speedboat. The speedboat was then taken under tow back to the Ynyslas boatyard where they were handed over to the waiting HM Coastguard Borth.
The volunteer crew returned to station at 1pm.

2017, August 11 - Loan Yachtsman.

On Friday afternoon RNLI Lifeboats from Borth and Aberdyfi were called out to help a yacht that was at anchor off Ynyslas.
The yacht was observed at anchor off the beach at Ynyslas. Initially Borth lifeboat was sent out to determine whether the casualty was safe and well.
The sole occupant was tired and cold and the sea conditions were challenging. Borth lifeboat transferred a crew member to help him raise his anchor so that he could move to a safer position. It became necessary to cut the anchor line as conditions worsened.
Borth lifeboat requested the assustance of the larger Aberdyfi lifeboat as the yacht now had no anchor and would be in extreme danger if any other issues were encountered. The two RNLI lifeboats helped the yacht to navigate to the Aberdyfi outer buoy, where it was anchored, using the anchor from aberdyfi lifeboat, and left until conditions improved.
In the meantime Aberdyfi lifeboat took the casualty back to their station so that he could rest and warm up.
Aberdyfi lifeboat returned to the vessel with the owner when it was safe and escorted the yacht in the moorings at Aberdyfi for the night.
Aberdyfi and Borth RNLI lifeboats assist loan yachtsman

2017, July 25 - Jetski aground.

Borth RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 12:50 this afternoon to assist a Personal Water Craft (PWC) rider in the Dyfi Estuary.
The PWC had run aground on a sandbank in the middle of the estuary. The rider was stranded and the tide was still falling, meaning that it would be several hours before the craft could be re-floated. Thus the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew decided that the best action would be to drag the PWC off the sandbank into open water near the River Leri entrance.
The rider then successfully restarted the engine so he was able to make his own way back to safety. The lifeboat crew ensured that the rider was safe at Ynyslas boatyard before returning to the lifeboat station.
HM Coastguard Borth also attended the incident.

2017, July 22 - Jetski sinking.

Borth lifeboat was called out at 5:30 this afternoon to help a jet ski that was sinking off Ynyslas. When the lifeboat aƕrived on scene the jet ski driver was safely on the beach but the jet ski had sunk.
The driver was wearing a float coat which helped to keep him safe even though his craft had sunk.

2017, May 26 - Kayakers.

Borth RNLI lifeboat was launched at around 8:15pm to reports of 2 people in a kayak in difficulty near Aberwenol. When on scene the crew discovered a party of 5 under the cliff using the kayak as a dive platform. All persons were fine but due to the swell surge and high tide the crew advised them to return to the main beach at Aberwenol and helped transport some of the party to that location.

2017, April 23 - children stuck in the mud.

Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to assist Borth Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT). Borth CRT were Tasked by Milford Haven CGOC at 15:31 on 23/04/2017 to reports of children stuck in the mud in the estuary on Dyfi Ynyslas National Nature Reserve. On arrival the team were informed that the children had self recovered and were back safely with their family. Borth lifeboat were stood down before launching when the Borth CRT confirmed that the casualties were safe.

2017, April 22 - Sailing dinghy.

Borth RNLI lifeboat crew launched to assist a small sailing dinghy which had been washed onto rocks. Working together with HM Coastguard Borth the lifeboat crew assisted the dinghy to a safe location.
The volunteer lifeboat crew were: Helm Tim, Crew Anwen and Andrew.

2016, April 16 - jetskiers.

Borth and Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboats were called out at 2:45 in the afternoon to assist two jetskiers who had broken down near Wallog.

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Borth RNLI Boathouse 2007

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions.

There has been an RNLI lifeboat station at Borth since 1966; read the History of Borth lifeboat station and Station Honours. You can visit Borth lifeboat station most days when the shop is open (see below), and ask to be shown around. The crew trains every Sunday between 10-00 and 12-00, and we welcome visitors and prospective volunteers.

Your support is vital in training and equipping our volunteer lifesaving crews. If you want to support us, either by becoming a crew member, a support officer, working in the RNLI Shop, or by making a donation locally please contact us, email or follow us on Social Media.


Volunteering at Borth Lifeboat Station

Borth RNLI D-Class lifeboat D-622 launching through waves

If you are aged betwee 17 and 40 you can join the Borth volunteer crew (17 year olds need parental consent) subject to a medical. If you are not yet 17 why not get in touch and we can explain what is required and ensure that you are ready to take up this interesting challenge when you come of age.

Being part of an RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew is a major commitment, where Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew members may have to risk their lives to save people in peril. The commitment isn't only measured in the time spent involved in rescues; new equipment and boats mean that regular training programmes also account for much of their spare time.

To become a Borth RNLI Volunteer Crew Member, simply email or come to the lifeboat station between 10am and 12 noon on any Sunday and ask to see Ronnie.

RNLI Volunteers are also required to help fundraising and organise events to support the work of our volunteer lifeboat crews. If you are able to help please email

Borth RNLI Shop - Lifesaving Shopping

Borth RNLI Lifeboat and RNLI Lifeguards working together

The Borth RNLI Shop is run by volunteers and thus does not have set opening times but it is open most days during the summer months. If the Borth RNLI shop is not open when you visit, there is a notice in the window next to the shop telling when it will be open next.

The Borth RNLI shop carries a range of gift ideas, toys, clothing, products for the home, garden and much more.

As the RNLI shop is manned by volunteers 100% of profit goes directly towards our vital life saving work.

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Borth RNLI Lifeguards

The RNLI provides Lifeguards in Borth for the summer season. The RNLI Lifeguards patrol the area of the beach near the lifeboat station. Their presence makes a significant difference to the safety of users of Borth beach.

RNLI Shorething

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Weather and Tides

The safety of seafarers is at the core of everything we do so to help Borth water users we have linked in a page of Borth Tide Tables and Weather Forecasts. Please check these before you launch, but always be aware of the conditions as you see them as forecasts can be wrong.

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