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Coastwatch and Coastguard Teamwork identify vessel reported missing

During the afternoon of Saturday 20 July 2013, on a fine day with a moderate easterly wind, the duty watchkeepers at Froward Point were contacted by their colleagues at Prawle Point and asked to keep a look out for a dory with a single person on board which they had lost sight of in the tide race off Start Point, and had presumed to be in difficulty. More . . ..


Carrying a Torch for Safety at Sea

Frank Allen, a newly qualified watchkeeper and former Commonwealth Games athlete, carried the torch in Torquay on Day 2 of the Olympic Torch Relay. "Although the Olympic Torch Relay is travelling 8,000 miles around the United Kingdom, I doubt if it will stop at any of our 46 coastal lookout stations," he said. "So I thought I’d put that right by bringing my torch along to do a 4-hour watch with me!"
For local newspaper report, click Dartmouth Chronicle.


Salcombe Coastal Marathon raises £1,500 for NCI Froward Point and Prawle Point watchstations!

On Saturday 26 May 107 people participated in the Salcombe Coastal Marathon with income from entry fees (after modest expenses paid) donated to NCI watchstations at Froward Point and Prawle Point. The picture shows a water stop with NCI Prawle Point in the background. For local newspaper report, click Dartmouth Chronicle.


Outstanding choirs raise £780 for NCI Froward Point!

On Saturday 14th April the 34 voices of the Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir and soprano Margaret Johnstone, were joined by their special guests The Welsh Boys, a 13 voice choir on tour from Wales, to sing up a storm with a charity concert in aid of NCI Froward Point. Kingswear Parish Church was packed and resounded with music – the concert raised an impressive £780 towards our running costs. For local newspaper report, click Dartmouth Chronicle.

Friends serve tea to walkers, Easter Sunday

Friends of Froward Point held a fund raising surprise tea, coffee and cake sale at the lookout on Easter Sunday and raised just over £200 towards the £10,000 a year Lookout running costs. This event has become a regular Easter surprise for coastal walkers – an hour on foot from Kingswear on the way to Coleton Fishacre, it provides a wonderful treat and a great break. Click the picture (showing Rosemary Ellerby, Sallie Cooper, Mary Scotson and Linda Lister) for a larger version.


Declared Facility Status (DFS) assessmant passed with flying colours

A joint exercise was conducted on 11 March 2012 with NCI Froward Point working with the RNLI's Dart Lifeboat and with Brixham Coastguard. NCI watchkeepers "conned" the lifeboat to a "casualty" several times in both the morning and afternoon with the procedures followed asessed by Ann Channing, NCI's internal assessor. Her positive report can be seen by clicking assessment. For local newspaper report, click Dartmouth Chronicle or Brixham Herald.


Watchkeepers and Friends pack bags at Sainsbury's

Twenty two Watchkeepers and Friends of Froward Point packed bags at Sainsbury's in Paignton throughout Friday 30 March in shifts. A seriously valuable total of £680.74 was collected..



Pre-2012 news items