This film was taken on-board Atlantic College Lifeboat. Atlantic College is the home of the Rigid Hull Inflatable (RIB)  and gave the design to the RNLI back in the 60's. The RNLI went on to develop this boat which is on station more then any other class of Lifeboat in the UK. The Atlantic class lifeboat (named after it's birth place) now comes in two sizes: 7.5m and 8.5m. Atlantic College is home to the Atlantic 75, Colin James Daniels. I was crew on the predecessor of this boat; American Ambassador, which was a Atlantic 21 (now out of service) class boat.

On this voyage, i was under the command of one of my oldest friends, Saul Mendelssohn, who is a helm at Atlantic College, amongst other things, you will hear more about Saul and his antics later in this blog.

Here is what the RNLI say about  AC: Atlantic College was one of the first nine inshore lifeboat stations to be established by the RNLI. Experimental work on the development of fast inshore rescue boats was carried out here and it was also the first station to have a female helmsman.

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