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Plant claims bronze in masters ski

Some of the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club's finest travelled to Christies Beach in South Australia last weekend to challenge themselves against the best in the world.

Three boat crews were joined by individual members Mark Plant and Jake Hetherington at the titles, with Plant achieving the highest finish with a bronze medal in the masters ski competition.

The crews that competed were the Fossils (men's combined aged 200+ years), the Shearwaters (mens 180+) and the Firebirds (womens 160+).

Team members for the Fossils were Les Lynch, Peter Hill, Bob Beekhof, Paul Buchanan and Greg Dalton. The Shearwaters are Shaun Murrihy, Scott Hetherington, Dean Dwyer, Howard Sharp and Paul Buchanan. The Firebirds are Nicole Dwyer, Leonie Boyd, Tania Dalton, Ilona Plant and Greg Dalton.

NIPPERS

Summer is approaching and the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club is preparing for another busy season ahead.

Once again the club will be running its Nippers program, which caters for the 5-13 age bracket and is an introduction to surf lifesaving and beach safety.

While the Nippers action for the 2012/13 summer will take place on the beach, the first session for the year will be held indoors.

On Saturday, November 24 a preliminary skills evaluation session will be held at the pool at Belfast Aquatics.

This session will run from 1-4pm for children aged between 8-13, with the younger children not required to do the evaluation.

The information gathered from this session will help work out the water personnel needed for the beach sessions.

The first beach program for the season begins on Sunday, December 9 at East Beach and will run every Sunday until the end of February.

For more information contact Nippers manager Gerard Cashill on 0427 315 307.