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Port Fairy SLSC News #7

Port Fairy SLSC News  #7 2011/12
January 10th 2012

Another busy week for the Surf Club with the summer Nippers program in full swing, and both the boat crews and individual members in action at surf carnivals over the weekend.

The Nippers summer program has run on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the first two weeks of January with a large and enthusiastic contingent of Nippers attending the sessions and having great fun in a mixture of all the conditions that Port Fairy has to offer! Nippers reverts back to Sundays only from this Sunday the 15th.

Club members Jake Hetherington and Isaac Martin competed in the iconic Pier to Pub swim at Lorne on Saturday before joining up with Mark Plant and Will Ryan for the surf carnival at Anglesea on Sunday.

Mark competed in both the Open Mens ski race and board race and was joined by Jake, Isaac, and Will, competing above their age groups in the Open Mens board relay. The boys also competed in their own age group in the Under 17 iron man and board race and all performed very well.

The boat crews also competed along the Surf Coast at the weekend initially on Friday afternoon at Lorne in the “Dash For Cash” - a new 3-race promotional event which proved to be a lot of fun for both the boat crews and the crowds arriving in Lorne for the Pier to Pub. This was followed by the Navy Surf Boat Series #1 event at Lorne on Saturday which was contested by both the mens crew of Scott Hetherington, Shaun Murrihy, Howard Sharp, Dean Dwyer and sweep Paul Buchanan and the womens crew of Tania Dalton, Leonie Boyd, Nicole Dwyer and Brooke Green with sweep Greg Dalton.

Both crews saved their best for last on Sunday when the carnival headed up the ocean road to Anglesea for the Summer Surf Series #2 event.

After strong performance in their heats, including 2 wins for the men, both crews made it through to the semis. Unfortunately both crews just missed out on progressing to the final with the women in particular going down by a very narrow margin.

Strong winds on Sunday back at Port Fairy saw the volunteer life guards on duty swing into action to rescue some swimmers who were in danger of being blown across to Warrnambool on their inflatables – a reminder to all beach goers to bear in mind the prevailing beach conditions at all times.

Please enjoy the beach and remember to always swim between the flags and heed the directions of life guards at all times.

For Administration enquiries please contact Paul Nash on Mobile: 0400 801 317 Office: 5568 2246 or Email: admin@portfairyslsc.org.au