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Boxing Day Swim on Ventnor Beach

Postby mark compton-hall » Sat 26 Nov 2005 1:19 pm

Boxing Day Swim in the sea on Ventnor Beach 26th December at 1200 (be there for 1100),this is not for the feint hearted! Sponsorship details from the Richmond on the Esplanade. I think this is the 25th event. Loads of people turn up.

Money raised will go 50% to PATCH (our local Cancer Charity) and 50% to Ventnor Beach Safety Group (for our lifeguards). PATCH have very kindly this year agreed to split the money raised to support both causes.

Whatever the weather, it always happens!

Its great fun, and brings everyone together.

Join in and enjoy!!
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Postby Guest » Sun 27 Nov 2005 12:09 am

that sounds like the best hangover cure i've ever heard of, mind you, you'd probablyhavet to be drunk to do it. December winter seas at noon!

looking forward to being a bystander :-)
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Argh!

Postby Simon » Sun 27 Nov 2005 9:35 pm

Mark mentioned this last night. I have to admit that I'm in two minds about this ... with not doing it certainly winning.

With nearly a month further to contemplate it, I may well change my mind.
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Postby Cymbaline » Mon 28 Nov 2005 3:48 pm

Do you get to wear a dry-suit or do you just do what those Russian nutters do and go in your pants? :shock:
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Wet suit protection

Postby Simon » Mon 28 Nov 2005 3:54 pm

I did ask about that and apparently wet/dry suits are allowed, but most people go in with swim suits on. Argh.

Once in, there are many who then go for a big swim.

With today being colder - without being in water, I'm erring towards not going now.
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Postby Cymbaline » Mon 28 Nov 2005 4:00 pm

You could always offer to rub folk down as they come out. I'd go for that! Sorry I can't be there :(
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Depending ...

Postby Simon » Mon 28 Nov 2005 4:05 pm

I guess it depends who you're rubbing down!

Now with rubbing down in the equation, reconsidering the swim.
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Boxing Day Swim

Postby mark compton-hall » Fri 09 Dec 2005 4:40 pm

Have just checked with Sophie, wet suits are not allowed. The only time she has worn one was when she was heavily pregnant.

The rules are NO and anyone caught wearing one will be chucked in naked

She says that real girls and boys can manage and should do so!

So there you are!!!!!!!

Simon, I'm sure you can do it, I will and I'm a lot older than most of the folks on the Forum.

A bit of meditation first perhaps before braving the sea?????

Marcia at the Piccardie will be providing mulled wine after........

Do hope Sal will take pictures of the event, loads of people will be there.
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Postby Angelisle » Fri 09 Dec 2005 5:02 pm

Just upgraded to a DSLR so I might just pop along on Boxing Day, I expect Santa may have a nice new lens in his sack for me 8)
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Postby Cymbaline » Fri 09 Dec 2005 5:12 pm

Aberdeen University did their Swim for Malaria in THE NORTH SEA on saturday. Some, I must confess, wore dry-suits but about half DIDN'T! Aparently the water was about 9 degrees. Doesn't sound THAT cold but, with Aberdeen beach being the windiest place in the world, I wouldn't get my kit off there at any time of year! A brave lot indeed, and the best of luck to all you Ventnorians who are taking the plunge with yor Boxing Day hangovers. :shock:
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Postby sal » Sat 10 Dec 2005 5:18 am

hope you can come angelisle, would love to use your pictures on the blog if we can.

i'm probably too much of a pansy to go in though :=(
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Postby Angelisle » Thu 29 Dec 2005 4:34 pm

I managed to get off my sickbed and tried to get down onto the front in good time alas my new lens that Santa brought me decided to show error messages so I had to revert to my compact digital, better late than never I suppose :oops:
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Postby sal » Thu 29 Dec 2005 7:39 pm

thanks for the pics angelisle ... simon braved the cold sea and managed at least minute in the water, donning a rather fetching pair of 70s purple swimming trunks. when he finally thaws out, I think he'll stick a post up on the blog.
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Postby Angelisle » Sat 31 Dec 2005 12:52 pm

simon braved the cold sea and managed at least minute in the water, donning a rather fetching pair of 70s purple swimming trunks.when he finally thaws out, I think he'll stick a post up on the blog

So sorry to have missed that one :lol:
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