Torbay Big Bay Dip
Competitor Information Pack
Overview of the Event
The Big Bay Dip aim¡¦s to promote fun and participation while providing a challenge. The Big Bay Dip should include events for all ages and include team as well as individual based opportunities for achievement. But also deliver a mass participation open water swimming event at Broadsands Beach, Torbay. The event will be managed and delivered by Surf Life Saving GB. Open water swimming is a popular sport across the Country that has grown in numbers over the last 5 years. Events such as the ¡¥British Gas Open Water Swims¡¦ has raised the profile of open water swimming significantly. The ¡¥Big Bay Dip¡¦ will be delivered on Sunday 29th July 2011.
Along with the swim there will be plenty to see and do on the day.
The last round of The British Paddleboard Series 2012
The board series is now in its 3rd year and aim¡¦s to promote Fun and participation while providing a challenge. The board series includes events for all lifesaving ages and will include team and individual based opportunities for achievement.
Event entry allocation will be on a first come first served basis. Courses will vary according to conditions on the day.
The open/master events are open to any specification of board, paddle board Craft = any surf board, SUP, Long board may be used in the competition
Briefings for competitors
A briefing for the course will be provided on the day of the event. Please ensure that you attend the respective event briefing; this briefing will take place 30 minutes before the start of the race, so please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time.
Local travel and parking
Parking is available at the event and will be free of charge as part of the entry fee.
The event age groups and distances:
8 -12 year olds 200m
13 ¡V 16 year olds 400m
Torbay Big Bay Dip
Time and Date = Sunday 29th July Registration 10:30 First race 12:00
Event format = 8 -12 year olds 200m
13 - 16 year olds 400m
Ability level = Aimed at all ability levels as a participation event
Entry cost = £15 under 16s
To enter or for more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on enter online www.clubpay.co.uk
Torbay is situated on the south coast of Devon
Broadsands can be found between Paignton and Brixham on the English Riviera.
Facilities at Broadsands
The event will be delivered at Broadsands Beach, Torbay. The Beach is owned by Torbay Council. The site has a number of existing facilities that will be utilised during the open water swimming event. These facilities include:
Changing / showering / toilet facilities
Cafe serving hot / cold beverages and snacks
Car parking provision will be free of charge as part of the entry fee.