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Davena Green

was one of the first female commodores of a yacht club in Britain. The yacht club is holding Open Days on 5th and 25th September when folk who are curious can head out on the water with someone from the club. To hear more about recreational boating in Ramsgate and why the club is called the Royal Temple Yacht Club listen << here >>

Neil Morgan

is Chairman of Thanet Lifeguards, the RNLI Water Safety Officer, RNLI Crew and an Assessor for St John’s Ambulance. It was a childhood experience that inspired his career in water safety. Hear his story << here >>

Mick Heywood

is the Engineering Manager at Estuary Services Ltd. Those boats you see with ‘pilot’ written on the hull belong to ESL. Mick works with a team of 3 fitters, to maintain the fast Pilot Launch Service out of Ramsgate. This is a taxi service to provide transport for pilots, to and from, large vessels entering the Rivers Thames and Medway regulated by the Port of London and Peel Ports. Find out more about it and the connection to Henry VIII << here >>

Chris Scott

is a Service Leader for Vattenfall’s Ramsgate Cluster of wind farms which provides power for more than 400,000 homes. Before joining Vattenfall, Chris was a Royal Navy submariner. He has gone from working 300m underwater to a 100m above it. For more of his story link << here >>

Emma Sutton

is an RNLI Volunteer Crew Member, Ramsgate Lifeboat Station. When not rescuing people, Emma is as an Art and Design Teacher at Rainham Grammar. The lifeboat station currently has 24 volunteers, five of whom are women. They don’t like being called heroes but that’s what they are. Hear her story << here >>

John Nichols

is Chairman of the Thanet Fishermen’s Association. Fishing is a dangerous job and the cod that once made Ramsgate such a busy fishing port, have now gone. John sold his boats and came ashore 15 years ago. He now represents the interests of Thanet’s 20 strong fishing fleet. As you would expect from a fisherman, he has some great tales to tell which you can hear << here >>