The Great Waterside Raft Race is organised by the Hythe & Calshot Branch of the RNLI. Please follow this link to see Calshot Station Website


R.N.L.I. Calshot Lifeboat is situated on Calshot Spit in Hampshire. The station is built on the grounds of an old military flying boat station.Many of the hangers are still situated on the site, which is now used to house the Calshot Activity Centre

There has been a Lifeboat Station at Calshot since 25th July 1970. The crew is voluntary and available to save life at sea within the busy Solent, Southampton Water and offshore areas 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Since being formed Calshot Sation has received 3 Bronze medals for gallantry and one chairmans letter of thanks.

Calshot has 2 lifeboats, an Atlantic 85 and a D-class inshore lifeboat. During 2019 Calshot received 115 Requests to Launch.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603), Scotland (SC037736), the Republic of Ireland (20003326), the Bailiwick of Jersey (14), the Isle of Man (1308 and 006329F), the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Alderney, of West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HZ