Some tender loving care for Avocet

MVS Poole workhorse Avocet received a dose of tender loving care on the 6th December after being lifted out of the water for the first time in a year. The lifting operation was carried on Thursday morning at Saltern’s Marina under the watchful eye of Avocet‘s boatswain, Martin Hale. Once in the air Avocet was … Read more

Funding boost for MVS Poole Unit

The Talbot Village Trust has supported MVS Poole with a £20,000 grant to purchase and update its RIB and teaching equipment. The Trust is the legacy of two sisters who founded Talbot Village in the mid-19th century as a reaction to rural poverty. Head of Unit Nigel Barrow said “We are so thankful to Talbot Village Trust … Read more

MVS Poole buoyed up for air show

Members from MVS Poole have contributed to the preparations for the 2018 Bournemouth Air Festival by placing marker buoys in Poole Bay prior to start of the popular air show. On Wednesday 28th August, St Elin and Skua, manned by MVS Poole crew towed eight large Seaflex orange marker buoys and an assortment of floating … Read more

Avocet to the rescue

A challenging trip today (which started as a normal weekday training run) when we were asked by Solent Coastguard, via Harbour Control, if we could assist a 9.5m yacht  with engine failure in the Wareham Channel. Wind was stronger than forecast and quite a chop in most of the harbour and as at the time … Read more

Festival of Running

On Saturday 17th March, the weekend the “Beast from the East” returned for the second time 7 of us assembled at the Red Shoot Camping site car park to assist Tim Peace with stewarding the above event which he organises.   As the forecast was dire with particular reference to the temperature we were prepared with … Read more

Trip over the horizon

One of our latest additions to our fleet, the high-speed RIB Ocean Adventure will soon be taken out of the confines of Poole Harbour for longer day trips to the Solent and Jurassic Coast. Member, Tim Peace has written a great introductory article about the planned trips which can be read here. As our Unit expands … Read more

Tom Sherrin update

As we approach warmer weather we are looking to start getting out and about in preparation for the upcoming summer season. This includes the ambitious refit of our classic launch, Tom Sherrin. In the coming weeks we expect volunteer work parties to begin once more alongside students at the International Boat Building College in Portsmouth. … Read more

Fresh training for spring

Despite the snow and rain, spring is just around the corner. At MVS Poole we are gearing up for the coming season with a new set of courses in our varied programme at our Port of Poole classrooms. This week sees courses taking place in knots and ropework for our Competent Crew members, electronic navigation … Read more