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Monthly Archive for September, 2009

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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