Coastline challenge team set sail from Dorset

The team will use rigid inflatable boats for the challenge

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A team of search and rescue workers from the East Midlands is sailing around 1,999 miles of British coastline in a small inflatable boat.

The team, mainly from Derbyshire, began at Poole Harbour and will visit eight lifeboat stations before finishing at a Dorset RNLI college.

They aim to raise £20,000 for two search and rescue organisations.

The challenge has other 999 themes; the team aims to complete the challenge in nine days, nine hours and nine minutes.

Money raised will go to both the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Watersafe UK Search & Rescue Team.

Both are volunteer search and rescue teams.

The challenge team of 10 will use a 5m (16ft) open rigid inflatable boat and will sail clockwise around the British coastline.

It will visit eight other lifeboat stations around the country at Bude, Beaumaris, Stranraer, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick, North Berwick, Cleethorpes and Ramsgate before finishing in Poole on 17 September.

Four people from the team will crew the boat for each individual leg.

To follow the team's progress go to 999 Coastal Challenge.

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