StClairSLSC, Dunedin NZ.

Dear members,

Latest news from around the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club.

2015 IRB Nationals

Last weeks club update featured results from IRB Nationals, however we did not yet have images available to share so a selection are included this week.

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Club Service Awards

The application form is available on our website. Completed application forms should be sent to the club via email. The due date for applications for this season is Wednesday, 15 April.

Details on the criteria for these awards is available in last weeks club update.

Club Days

We are having club days this weekend on both Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th of April. These will be run conjointly with working bees after some fun has been had. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the activities and should bring along: wetsuit, flippers/booties, hi visibility vest/lifeguard rashie, jandals/shoes and a Go pro/waterproof camera if they own one.

Club Uniforms

Over the winter period, we will be taking orders for a number of items of club uniform for the new season. Keep an eye out on future club updates for details on when items are available for order.

Uniform orders will include Club Togs, Club Beach Tee-shirts, Club Jackets and other items of club uniform.

Senior Club Prize Giving

The Senior Club Prize Giving for the 2014/2015 season will be held next Saturday, 18 April from 7pm. Check out next weeks club update for all the information on the evenings events.

New Powercraft Trophies

This years Senior Club Prize Giving will see the award for the first time two new trophies for powercraft to compliment the existing Darryl Fairbairn Cup for Top Powercraft Crew at the annual nationals. The new trophies have been donated by three of St Clair's most successful competitors in powercraft.

Top Overall Male Powercraft Crew donated by Antony Mason (Mace). Mace has a long history in Powercraft, including the Gold Medal in 1998 in the Senior Mens IRB Assembly Rescue with the late Darryl Fairbairn; that year Darryl and Mace also collected the Silver Medal in the IRB Tube Rescue. Mace has for close to two decades led our IRB team often combining racing, coaching and managing at the same event.

Top Overall Female Powercraft Crew donated by Carla and Stephanie Laughton. Commencing in 2008 at their first IRB Nationals held at Warrington Beach, Carla and Stephanie went seven consecutive nationals winning at least one title. Included in this were five consecutive IRB Tube Rescue titles and two years (2013 at Waipu Cove and 2012 at Warrington) where all four national titles were won. Carla and Stephanie also won the world IRB Tube Rescue title at Rescue 2012 held in Adelaide.

BreakAway Surf Survival Holiday Programme

The BreakAway Surf Survival Holiday Program is on again these holidays. Vans depart from St Clair (9am) and from Warrington (8.30am) each day. Week Two (13 to 17 April) is on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.

View the Sport Otago website for more info.

Did you know?

The first sea-wall at St Clair "Smith's wall" was built in 1866; the present foundations were constructed in part in 1912/13, and extended between 1933 and 1938. The current edition of the wall was constructed in 2004, with some recent strengthening work done after the base of the wall was compromised during large winter swells.


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