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Port Fairy SLSC News #5

Port Fairy SLSC News #5

December 27th 2011

Following a short break due to both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falling on Sundays the Nippers program will recommence on Tuesday the 3rd of January at East Beach. The club rooms will be manned from 10:00am for anyone needing to register with the actual session running from 10:30 to 12:00. Many Nippers will also attend the western region carnival in Apollo Bay on Wednesday the 4th, prior to further sessions at Port Fairy on Thursday the 5th and Sunday the 8th , and again on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday the following week. The Nippers program caters for ages 6-13 and is all about learning, gaining confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. Any parental assistance, both on the beach and in the water, is most appreciated.

East Beach will be patrolled by volunteer life guards on weekends and public holidays during summer and by professional life guards on weekdays over the busy holiday period commencing 28/12. Although East Beach is considered to be a relatively safe beach Port Fairy SLSC advises all beachgoers to always swim between the flags and heed the directions of life guards at all times.

This Sunday, New Year’s Day 2012, will see the annual running of the famous Duck Derby, on the Moyne River at King George Square. The “ducks” have been undergoing preparations at the Surf Club and this year’s race promises to be a tight affair, as usual. Not only is the Derby a great spectacle on the day, it also offers $700 to the holder of the winning ticket/duck – not bad at all for a $5 outlay! Tickets are available from the Surf Club, from club members, and around the town, including outside the Port Fairy IGA at selected times.

The 2012 Shipwreck Coast Swim series kicks off this coming Monday the 2nd of January with a 1.2 km ocean swim at Port Fairy’s East Beach from 11:00am, with subsequent swims to take place at Port Campbell and Warrnambool later in January and February. Registration is via the Port Campbell Surf Club website at

Please enjoy the beach and don’t hesitate to approach the life guards with any queries.

For Administration enquiries please contact Paul Nash on Mobile: 0400 801 317 Office: 5568 2246 or Email:

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