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Thank you Rockfish

On Sunday 20th May, a cheery group of club members mustered at the club to get rescue boards, surf ski's and inshore rescue boats on the water. The club’s new fully adjustable double racing ski, which was funded by a previous donation from Rockfish was ready for it’s maiden voyage. Joined by members of the Rockfish team we set out for the paddle down wind to the clock tower. Following a speedy paddle with many photo stops, we congregated on the beach. With time to spare and a crowd of onlookers, we made the most of the time running an impromptu demo. Lifeguards completed a range of rescues on boards and in the inshore rescue boat.
We arrived via the new slipway to receive an incredibly generous donation from Rockfish Exmouth.

Thanks to Rockfish and their customers, who support the club by adding an optional £1 to each bill, we were presented with a cheque with the grand sum of £6,402. This will support the club to serve the local community by providing voluntary lifeguard patrols and life saving training for junior and senior members.

Club members tucked in to some delicious chips, joined by family and friends, before heading off on our paddle back to the club.

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to Rockfish and its customers who have supported the club.

Women in Waves #ThisGirlCan

Do you love being by the sea? Fancy getting in and having a splash around? Water baby or slightly apprehensive, do you want to try something different?

ThisGirlCan

This is our first ladies (16+) only sessions and we hope you can join us. We'll be sliding into wetsuits and venturing in to the sea where the session will include getting used to being in the water and trying out some surf lifesaving skills and equipment. We hope that you'll be able to try something new, meet some friendly faces and who knows, maybe you will find a new hobby. The session will be suitable for all levels of fitness and abilities, so long as you can swim 50m (two lengths of a normal 25m pool). After the session if you fancy hanging around for a coffee, tea or hot chocolate to warm up that would be lovely and we may even venture into Exmouth for a celebratory glass of wine. 

If you don't have a wetsuit and aren't able to borrow one, but you are keen to come along, let us know. We have a few spares and so will try to get something sorted for you. 

We hope to run these sessions monthly throughout the summer, more dates to follow. There will be a £5 charge and this will cover up to 3 sessions. 

While we get started, places are limited to 20 ladies. If you plan on coming, please take a couple of minutes to complete this form to help us plan the session: https://goo.gl/forms/qfUvzGgxpv3lSQMm2

Any questions at all, please head over to our facebook page and drop us a message  #thisgirlcan

Surf Life Saving GB National Championships Kick Off

Today sees the first day of the Surf Life Saving GB National Age Group Championships, with Masters (aged 30+) competing over the first weekend (6th & 7th August 2016)

It is the 3rd year the championships have returned to Exmouth Beach Rescue Club and will be the final championships before it moves to Holywell in 2017.

Monday will see Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) racing for the 1st time at Exmouth. A high octane sport testing lifeguards ability to drive quickly and accurately in all conditions.Tuesday and Wednesday are Youth Championships where Exmouth Beach Rescue Club's Junior members will compete for National honours in Surf swim, Board and Surf Ski races as well as beach and team events.  

Finally the event will close with the largest age group the Nippers, from 7 - 13 years, on Friday and Saturday the youngsters are the future of sport.

If you are inspired by the events and would like to give this great sport a go please see the join us page or speak to any of our members on beach.

Exmouth to host SLSGB National Champions in 2016

Adey Mayhew of Surf Life Saving Great Britain has just announced via Twitter that Exmouth will again host Nipper, Youth and Masters National Championships in August 2016.

Exmouth Beach Rescue Club hosted the championships in both 2014 and 2015.  With over a 1000 competitors the event is the highlight of the surf life saving competition calendar bringing teams together from across the UK.

The event is a huge but welcome challenge for us as a volunteer lifesaving club. We are dependent upon our small group of members and the generosity of the local community in helping make the event the huge success it has been in the previous 2 years.

We're proud to be hosting the championships for a 3rd time and can't wait to welcome our friends from around the country back to Exmouth in August.

  

Help us to Help YOU - Grow Your Tenner

Please, help us to help you...

Grow Your Tenner, a match fund scheme run by Local Giving, is here and we need your help!

Local Giving will match fund all one-time donations of up to £10, up to a total of £1000! Additionally, if you're feeling exceptionally generous and want to set up a monthly donation of up to £10, they'll match fund that too for the next three months - up to a total of £9000!

We are a small, local charity providing voluntary lifeguard cover at Orcombe Point and Maer Rocks and rely completely on donations and sponsorship to keep running.

You can find out more about us by visiting our Facebook page or website.

Donating is simple - please visit - https://localgiving.com/exmouthbeachrescueclub and click on 'Donate Now' or 'Give Monthly'.

Thank you 

Devon Champs Ocean Events

Sunday saw 13 members compete at the Devon championships at Putsborough, taking part in board, swim and tube rescue events. 

 

After a hard winters' training the juniors did everyone proud with a 5th place finish, which is a great result for the small number of competitors that went up.

 

The day saw challenging conditions with 3-4ft messy surf, that increased in size through the day.  Keeping control of a 10ft race board is a special skill in those conditions but it was also a great opportunity to test their competence in solid conditions.

 

We're looking forward to the beach events as well as the nipper and master events still to come so stay tuned for updated results!

 

Well done all and thanks to the parents that delivered all competitors and kit to Putsborough for the day! And SLS Devon volunteers for organising a great day.

The longest day

A busy week was finished off with a fun day of patrolling and training at Exmouth. 

There was a good turnout for the day with 6 guards and 4 junior surf life savers assisting.

It was reasonably quiet all day with junior training taken by Tom with help from Kim; Snowy took Jake for ski training ready for Devons and we had a nice phys session on the beach with Tom.

Around 16.00 we were tasked by Solent coastguard and Dawlish surf lifesaving club  to recover a rib drifting off Dawlish.  We towed it back to Dawlish beach, reuniting it with very grateful owners.

On our return we were asked to assist the RNLI guards with the recovery of a kite surfer drifting out by the channel entrance.

Jake training hard for Devons! 

Jake training hard for Devons! 

Tri and Tri again!

Following hot on the heels of last weekend's mega triathlon event at Hyde Park, volunteers from the club attended a slightly smaller event at the weekend at short notice to help out Swim Safety.


The South Hams Triathlon, a brand new sprint distance triathlon at Blackpool Sands, saw 150 people enter. Starting with a sheltered swim across the stunning bay at Blackpool Sands, then onto the bike for a tough climb followed by a fast blast along Slapton Sands, Devon's flattest stretch of road. 

It was a crazily early start for Keith, Avalon, Jim and Dan who were on the water at 6am to help set the course.  We're happy to report the event went swimmingly with no one requiring removal from the water.  

The crew were up with the sun at Blackpool Sands, see  Facebook  for more pics

The crew were up with the sun at Blackpool Sands, see Facebook for more pics

The weekend was a relatively quiet one back at Exmouth with a few minor first aids and another excellent turnout for the junior training session on Sunday.  With competition season closing in fast the team is training hard to prepare for the Nationals on home turf again this August.

 

If you would like to get involved please visit the join us page

 

Final Hyde Park Triathlon Lifeguarded

Keith, Vicki and Dan provided safety cover at our first triathlon of the season this weekend.  The club members give up their weekend to "work", with any money they would have made being donated to the club.

Taking place on the 30th & 31st May 2015, The Vitality World Triathlon London is one of the world's leading triathlon events and one of only two legacy events from the 2012 Olympic games still open to public participation with over 5000 entries for this years event!  In the elite race Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee recorded his second win of the season as he triumphed on home soil at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon London on Sunday.

All of the water safety crew at the end of a busy weekend, can you spot our volunteers?

All of the water safety crew at the end of a busy weekend, can you spot our volunteers?

Hyde Park is the first of many events this year both local and national that the clubs volunteers will provide safety cover at.  A huge thanks to all of our clubs members involved!

 

 

 

 

Orcombe Point Patrol Hut Broken in to. Again!

Sadly we have to report this morning that once again some mindless individuals have broken into our hut at Orcombe Point. Fortunately nothing has been taken, as we no longer store any valuables in there following the previous break in.  However  all the bolts have been damaged and now need to be replaced. 


The hut provides a base for our voluntary lifeguard patrols through the summer months.  The previous break in last summer saw our charity collecting tin stolen.  

Keith Hoppins the clubs Gear Secretary has said  "The club never fails to astound with how we pull together when needed, massive thanks to all, especially James Waddell for replacing locks"


A minor set back for our volunteers but we'll be there tomorrow patrolling and training as usual.