Despite some rather wet and windy conditions, a record £2941.70 was raised, and the general public once again showed tremendous support and encouragement all along the way.

This year, Rathbones invited Shaun Rankin, Michelin-starred Chef Proprietor at Ormer Restaurant, along to serve delicious warming soup, homemade bread, hot chocolate and Bovril in return for just a small donation to the RNLI.  The appearance of Shaun Rankin, who kindly donated his time for free, provided a much-need refuel and welcome break for crew and shoppers alike.

The annual Boat Pull marks the final stretch for RNLI members Jono, Rhees and James as they begin their countdown to the 2014 London Marathon this April.