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Sun Aug 7th
North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club
Annual General Meeting
to be held at the Surf Club at 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am to 10:45am &
Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$12 per class for club members or $50 5 class pass
$15 per class for non-members or $65 5 class pass
For more details contact Helen at 0425 322 136 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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25th Jun 2016
The club was well represented at the 2016 Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence evening, which clebrates the achievments of the members of the 21 clubs that make up the Branch. We had 5 nominations up for awards covering education, surf life saving and surf sports. And when it comes to surf education, there are none better than our own Clare Hagon, who was awarded the Facilitator of the Year award, for the second year in a row. This is justified recognition of the effort and quality of work that Clare does not just for our club, but for the Branch as well. Clare now goes on to SLSNSW Awards of Excellence to be held later in the year.
North Curl Curl SLSC shared the spoils with Avalon, Freshwater and Newport when a 4 way tie was declared for the Most Outstanding Club for Administration award. This was surprise award, as there were no nominations called for this one, and our Director of Administration Julie Tassone was pleased as puch to accept the award on behalf of the club, which recognises one of the most important aspects of running a surf life saving organisation, the club administration. This has been an area that Julie has been a key contributor of for over 13 years.
21st May 2016
It was a full house at Dee Why RSL when the club came together to recognise the many achievements of its members for the 2015/2016 season.
Kaitlyn Smith showed why she is a great young asset for the club this season, with her invovlement across may areas of the club, which saw her rewarded with the Junior of the Year award, as well as sharing the Junior Patrol Person award with Sarah Mauger and Anna Silva.
The tireless effort of Andrew Stuart saw him rewarded with the club's Honour Blazer. Andrew once again showed his dedication and unwavering commitment to the club Nippers group, as well as supporting a number of other activities within the general club. Andrew also is a keen Masters competitor, and is always keen to take part in competition with our other Masters.
The current Patrol Captains made a special presentation to Alex Wye, better known as the Wiz, in recognition of his tenure as the club Patrol Captain, which in more recent years has been changed the role of Director of Surf Life Saving. Wiz has been in this role for over 10 years, and has this year decided to step down and pass over the reins. Special recognition was also made of Club President Stuart Wye and fellow Life Member Keith Smith for their effort in driving the recent building program, which has resulted in our great surf club extensions.
The Major Award winners for 2015/2016 that were announced on the night included -
The 2015-2016 season saw a significant milestone reached at North Curl Curl SLSC, being the 50th Anniversary of our Nippers being in existance. Back in the 1965-1966 season, there were one hundred boys that formed the club's Nippers group, all associated with club through the senior members. It was the same year that the Manly-Warringah Juvenile Surf Life Saving Association was formed, the equivalent of the current Branch environment. There were 5 carnivals run that season for the 5 to 13 year old boys, and even back then we accounted for ourselves very well, with North Curly being in the top two or three clubs on aggregate scores at these events. They even won a triangular carnival held with Freshwater and South Curl Curl.
This first year also saw the Nippers State Championships held at Bulli beach, again only for 5 to 13 year old boys. Over 2,000 attended the event, with North Curl Curl winning 6 of the events and placing in many others.
Buoyed by the success of this first season, as noted in the 1965/1966 Annual Report, it was decided that a committee be formed the following year for the purpose of training and managmening the boys at carnvals. From these humble beginnings, we have most certainly come a long way in 50 years.
6th/7th/13th/14th February 2016
The Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Championships were held over two weekends, with North Curly fielding competitors in the Nippers, Opens and Masters. And the ongoing effort to improve our surf sports disciplines was rewarded, with the club achieving 4th place in the combined pointscore, behind the powerhouse clubs of Manly, Newport and Queenscliff, our best result in some years.
The Nippers Branch Championships was a split over two weekends due to the conditions, with the U11 to U14 competitors taking part on the first weekend, and the U8 to U10s taking part the following weekend. As has been the case for a few years now, our youngsters shone across multiple age groups and multiple disciplines, with the team coming 2nd behind Manly, and streaks ahead of third place. As well as the result being pleasing, it was great to see so many parents asssiting in the running of the event as officials, as well as those that assisted the kids as age managers and team coordinators.
In the Masters, whilst we had a very small team, we still managed to claim 7th place. We had the inclusion of a couple new members as well as the return to the sport from some former members, which was pleasing to see. And the Opens team was bolstered with the addition of a number of U15 competitors, which shows that our retention strategies are coming to fruition. Their inclusion helped the Opens take 5th place.
All in all a great result, and we look forward to the State Championships in a couple of weekes.
10th January 2016
After many years of talking about it, the club finally was able to send a team of youngsters over to New Zealand on a surf life saving tour. Tony Williams has always thought it would be a great idea for this to take place, and after much planning and organising, he managed to pull it off. A group of 15 youngsters ranging from U10's to U15's made up the touring party, along with a number of parents and some siblings, making it a great family holiday as well
The club was hosted by the Mt Manganui and Omanu surf lifesaving clubs, located in the Bay of Plenty area on the North Island of NZ. The boys were camped out at the Mt Manganui surf club whilst the girls took up residence at Omanu surf club. The youngsters took part in a number of different training sessions with the local kids, with the tour culminating in a mini carnival with our hosts and the neighbouring Papamoa surf club, held at Mt Maunganui's main beach. And in between the surf club activities, they were able to take in a number of local attractions, and experience all that was on offer from this great part of the world.
Feedback from all was that this was a great trip, and plans are now underway to make this a regular bi-directional occurance, where we can host the NZ clubs at North Curly very soon befiore we take another group back to NZ.
Special hanks to Helen and Maya Willaims who along with Tony, were the team chaperones !!! A great job !! And thanks to all the parents who helped make the tour such a great event.
29th November 2015
What do you call an event that has the following components—
Event organisers Michael and Patricia Clues called it the Ironman's Ironman, but we think it was more like the Whacky Races.
The inaugural event was run for our Nippers, who each paid the privilege of not only taking part in this crazy race, but also getting pounded by water balloons thrown by the ever obliging spectators during the event. Judging by the number of willing participants, and the fun had by all including the crowd, we can see this becoming an annual event.
In figures from the 2014/2015 season, the total estimated value of Surf Life Saving NSW's coastal drowning and injury prevention efforts to NSW through lives saved and assisted is more than $1.9 billion per year, calculated by Surf Life Saving volunteers preventing drowning deaths ($1.35 billion) and permanent incapacitation ($565 million).
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26th October 2015
David Young stood down this year as our urr IRB Captain, and is engaging more and more in ski paddling. Here is his account of his adventure in completing The Hawkesbury Canoe Classic, which is a 111km overnight paddle in the moonlight, down the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Brooklyn, to raise money for charity.
"My final competitive race (albeit a charity race) of the season, the 110km Hawkesbury Classic paddled overnight is now done and dusted.. in a time of 9hrs and 25 min. I finally broke the 10 hour barrier and in the process shattered the category / age record by 20 minutes. I came 5th overall, 2nd in the singles category and 1st in the over 50 years age category. Three doubles kayaks occupied the top 3 placings.
For the record there were 361 paddlers in 239 boats that included singles (131), doubles (97), 6 person outriggers / canoes (5) and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards (5). In total 211 boats completed in the prescribed time with the winning double finishing in a time of 8hrs :44min and the last craft, a SUP completing the event in 19hrs and 19 minutes.. I thought I was crazy but those doing it on a SUP are certified mad.
Conditions at the start were far from perfect. Starting off at 5:30pm we contested a 25km head wind for the first hour and the turbulent conditions, not to my liking, saw me being dropped off the leading pack of paddlers, and destined to paddling the race on my own. With the incoming tide also against the paddlers my thoughts meandered around this being a long hard slog to the finishing line and expectations of a sub 10 hour paddle wanning yet again. Thankfully as the sun set, the winds died down and I was soon into my paddling rhythm. Not everything quite went to plan… at the 15km mark I was pelted by eggs from some hoons on the river bank with one hitting my ski, luckily no damage; then my GPS / navigational equipment failed to display and despite a 5 minute stop before it got dark I failed to fix the issue and resigned myself to the fact that I would be paddling the remaining 80km by instinct. Thankfully a near full moon provided me with much needed navigational assistance. I had initially planned on by-passing the first official pit-stop at Sackville (33km), but as I was having minor issues with my paddle, I stopped for a replacement. I was now 6 minutes behind my planned time.
The second 31km leg to Wisemans Ferry was uneventful, a glorious moon and a slight breeze made for ideal conditions. Half way through this leg the tides changed to be an assisting outgoing tide, consequently the strain on the body lessened, my speed improved and my moral lifted. I arrived at my 2nd and last scheduled stop 15 minutes ahead of schedule.. put some warmer leggings on, consumed a coke and a packet of crisps (Stephen Bradbury junk food diet) and continued.
The final leg was mesmerizing.. yes I felt the strain of the paddle, and my back started to play up but being the only person on a particular section of the river on a quiet, still, moon lit night, with fish jumping all around you, and being treated a spectacular prosperous water glow display as the kayak glided through the water was truly surreal. These perfect surrounds allowed me to power home to finish at 2:55am with little more to than a blister to show, and my sense of humour still intact. I may be back next year, but in more of a social capacity I hope."
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