2015

D-778, Norman Harvey, replaced D-649 Dorothy Beatrice May Gorman in March.  She was funded by a generous bequest from Mrs Joan Harvey, a long standing member of the Seaview, Brading & St Helens Branch.   D-649 was withdrawn to the Relief Fleet.   Norman Harvey was formally named by Joan Harvey on 18 July.

In 2015, the crew were involved in 39 services (shouts) (30 ALB & 9 ILB) and rescued or assisted 86 people.   There were cancelled launches on 22nd April & 25th July.  Additionally, the ALB provided a presence at the America's Cup World Series event in Portsmouth on 24th, 25th & 26th July, at the Bembridge Village Regatta on 1st August & the Sandown Bay Regatta on 9th August.  The ILB provided a presence off St Helens Fort on Sunday evening 2nd August when c500 people "walked to the fort" & on Monday evening 3rd August when c2,000 people "walked".