Board loss and subquent coast guard time wasted at Lancing 3/6/17

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Some time on the afternoon 3rd a board was found at Lancing, que Lifeboat shouts, helicopter search and some very excited Goblins (coastguard).

The person (so it would seem) was located at home safe and well at home having just lost their board and not reported it.

In my mind fault lies 100% with the owner of the board for not reporting this, a lot of money and time will have been wasted by volunteers not least of which, the brave soles of the RNLI. Personally I'm glad that true form the coastguard got involved in it and launched a search as that could have been a casualty.

The MCA did report on their website a missing cabira 1.5m board rather than a cabrinha spectrum 140 which doesn't show the best of knowledge but.........

The coastguard now obviously has a good ole 'tool box' talk and are asking us to mark our kit with natty kayak laminated labels. Either way marking one's kit is form so I'll be digging out the sharpie and writing my number and that of my I.C.E contact on it.

NB Their is no excuse for not reporting missing kit to the coastguard.

http://mca.ecgroup.net/Publications/Rec ... C2%A0.aspx
Too Much Wind
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:26 pm

None whatsoever. Not wasting the RNLI and coatguards's time is paramount.

There is further incentive too in reporting your kit lost though. I had to ditch a kite at sea once and swim in without it. Reported it duly to the coast guard.
I was able to claim on my house insurance as i had reported it to the authorities. A month later a nice new kite arrived in the post. 8)

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Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:38 pm

Totally agree.

Please please please write your name and phone number on your board so the coast guard can ring you.
or put a sticker on it.

I've been using these for years.

http://www.sea-id.com/
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Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:45 am

Ditched my kite in the Thames, reported it, got a call from RNLI the next day and they had gone and got my kite as a training g exercise.
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