Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Saunton ready to host national championships

14:53 12 August 2013

Youngsters from Saunton SLSC hit the water

Youngsters from Saunton SLSC hit the water

Archant

Beach will welcome the best in the British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships

Saunton Sands Surf Life Saving Club will be the proud host of the British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships this week.

From the 17th to the 25th August, over 5,000 competitors and families will come to Saunton Sands beach for the highlight of the surf life saving calendar – the prestigious National championships.

This event is usually held over the course of eight days for competitions for the Masters (30 years+), Youth (13 – 19 years) and Nippers (eight to 13 years) but this year will also include an extra day for the Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) competition.

The beach at Saunton will be alive with the usual activity of the summer season but this year – and next year when the beach will again play host to the championships - will be buzzing with the energy of a series of competitions designed to test the skills and fitness of the competitors.

Club Chairman, Toby Ansdell, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this important competition to North Devon in the club’s 50th year.

“The beach will be alive over the course of the week and we would encourage the public, locals and tourists alike, to come along and see what it is all about. This event has only been made possible thanks to the permission and generous support of Christies Estates at Saunton beach.

“Saunton Sands hosted the Devon competition earlier in the summer and we are now ready to welcome clubs from all over the country, showcasing Saunton Sands and North Devon as a fantastic destination.”

There are now over 80 clubs in the UK and Saunton Sands SLSC is one of the oldest and most successful clubs, winning the coveted Super Club of the Year six times for its success in all levels of the sport. North Devon itself boasts 4 thriving clubs – Saunton Sands, Bideford Bay, Croyde and Woolacombe.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:53
Tony Gussin with a 60lb Norway halibut

Angling scene with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wed, 15:20
Barnstaple ABC's Troy Elworthy. Picture: Submitted

Young Barnstaple boxer will look to impress at weekend semi-final in Milton Keynes

Read more
Wed, 15:05
Intercontinental and Commonwealth Middleweight champion Tommy Langford presents the trophies to Bidefords Callum Cunningham (right) and Devonports Tyler Dyer. Picture: Submitted

Hundreds enjoy great night of boxing at first village show since 1958

Read more
Wed, 11:50
North Devon player Josh King is in the Devon Lions side for the friendly against Somerset 2nd XI at Paignton on Sunday. Picture: Submitted

North Devon players in side to face Somerset on Sunday

Read more
Wed, 11:10
Torridgeside, pictured with the Brayford Cup, have been promoted to the South West Peninsula League. Picture: Matt Smart

The North Devon Gazette League side will join Appledore in Division One East next season

Read more
Wed, 10:10
Braunton Reserves beat Hartland 2-0 in the Combe Martin Cup Final. Picture: Rob Bates

Combe Martin Cup silverware goes back to Lobb Field for first time since 2010

Read more
Wed, 10:05
Sporting Barum's Matt Deakin scored four against Torrington Reserves on Saturday. Picture: Rob Bates

Team could wrap up the perfect season in their final match against Clovelly tonight.

Read more
Tue, 12:15
Jimmy's Boys celebrate their win.

Non-bowlers competed to win the charity cup in successful day set to become annual event.

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sporting Barum wrapped up the Intermediate One with a 3-1 win over Ilfracombe. Picture: Rob Bates

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League Roundup

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Max Curtis took five wickets for 17 runs in the win over Brixham

North Devon maintained their winning start to the Tolchard’s Devon League Premier - but not without a scare.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications