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ASLSC Support the Nippy Dipper Boxing Day Swim


Boxing Day Swim 2009

Many thanks to Phil, Mark and Antoinette for providing cover – Nobody died, Winner!

Success at the Zapcat Celtic Cup

Chris Sergent crewing center boat

ASLSC's Paul Sargent crewing middle boat

Aberdeen Surf Life Saving Club member Paul Sargent competed in the first Zapcat Celtic Cup with our sponsor, Marin Subsea’s team Scottish Highlanders – Guardian of Scotland. Paul’s team managed a very respectable 13th despite this being his first competition.

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Marine Conservation Society Beach Clean-up

Andrew Burns, Shona Brown, Mark Bragg and Chris Leach from Aberdeen Surf Life Saving club participated in the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch Big Weekend. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has organized the Beachwatch Big Weekend, a nation-wide beach clean-up and litter survey every year since 1993. The Beachwatch Big Weekend takes place once every year, always on the third weekend of September to coincide with the International Coastal Clean (ICC) up.

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Mark Bragg survived the 50th Annual Liffy Decent International kayak marathon in Dublin this weekend

“It’s a bit like off road stock car racing in kayaks. The race was 18 miles long, has 13 big wiers, several rapids and had 1020 competitors. We managed to stay dryish on 4 of the wiers, the rest we swam on, ripped 2 big holes in the boat, sank, repaired it with sticky insulation tape and limped into the finish – Brilliant – can’t wait till next year. ”

This was the 1st wier, we are in Blue kayak at 2.08 minutes in:

Integrate Paddling Training Night

Local kayak club Integrate Paddling held a beginners training session outside the ASLSC club hut on Thursday. The session covered everything from basic forward propulsion, paddling technique, maneuvering to getting in and out of your kayak whilst looking cool.

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…and I would paddle 750 miles, and I would 750 more…

Ok, it doesn’t quite fit the song but we say hat’s off to club member Mark Bragg, who has started an epic journey attempting to kayak around Scotland. Personally, to the the harbour and back is enough for me! Check out his progress below. If anyone is free when he passes Aberdeen, it would be great to give him an escort!

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Solstice Club Competition

The first ever Sciottish Solstace Surf Life Saving Competition has been and gone; I have a feeling it won’t be the last one. Well done to all those that competed especially Steve & Sian, the overall Men’s and Women’s Champions. Also mention should go to Dan and Tom, the officail adjudicators on the day.

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Club gets a Zappcat

The club has just taken possession of a Zapcat catamaran rigid inflatable Boat (RIB) kindly donated by the Marin/Delta Jet racing team. The Zapcat will complement the club’s Arancia Inshore Rescue Boat and will be trialled by the club over the next twelve months to assess its suitability for use as surf rescue equipment in the UK. Many thanks to George and his team; we look forward to working with you over the coming year.

Nipper Dippers

There was a a great turn out for the Lions Club New Year’s Day Swim and it was covered by several local and national newspapers. This year the ASLSC offered our services to patrol the “bathing area” as part of the Lions Club risk mitigation measures. I have to admit it was nice to be on patrol will people in the water for a change. Many thanks to Mark for helping out.