Max Hocking Fun Day

Surf Life Saving Cornwall
Max Hocking Fun Day for Nippers
Sunday 16th June 2019. From 10.30
Entry Information Pack

The closing date for entries is Sunday 9th June 2019; all entries must be submitted electronically via email to the following address:
• There is no charge for this event but all Nippers must be members of SLSGB and clubs must be affiliated to the Cornwall Region. Please complete the attached entry form with all the children’s names, age and membership number so that we have a record of all those participating.

• This event is for all Nippers minimum age 7 years on 31st December Last year (born in 2011) the children will be mixed into different teams of equal numbers and they will all receive a rash vest to show which team they are in, these rash vests must be returned to the team leaders at the end of the event.

• Nippers need to be competent up to waist depth in the water as this is a training event only. Other Nipper Surf competitions require a minimum of national Surf Safety Award Level 2.

• Please bring an appropriate number of Nipper Boards for the members taking part, make sure they are clearly marked with the Club name.

• We will need team leaders and help from senior members of each club to run the event; this will be helpful for members wishing to train as officials.
We will also need help with water safety cover, please bring torpedoes and a rescue board, with enough helpers for the number of Nippers you are entering.
Must be SLSGB members and hold a minimum of the Tube Rescue or Board Paddler Award

The Max Hocking Fun Day for Nippers

Our Nipper movement has been going for many years now and continues to flourish. Nippers are the future of Surf Life Saving and they deserve all the help and encouragement they get. In recent years we have run the Max Hocking event as a curtain raiser to the start of the seasons Nipper events. Max was a lifelong member of St Agnes club, one of the founder clubs of SLSGB, and was involved in surf life saving for most of his adult life. He was a lovely man, passionate about life saving and an inspiration to all who knew him. His legacy will continue through the Max Hocking event and the Nipper movement.

Event Information from Hayle SLSC


10.30am Team Managers’ meeting at 10.30am, low tide at 11.33am so loads of room. As last year, a later start to give those from far flung places to get here without getting up at the crack of dawn. We won’t need to worry about heats and finals, etc, so going for a more relaxed day, as is the norm with this event. We’ll be looking for colour team leaders from the clubs please.

11am Teams sorted (coloured bibs as usual) and events start in the sea. The children will need their hats, and age groups on their hand, but no need for competitor numbers, etc. Sea events will be in the morning, going into a late lunch.
Wading race
Duck Diving / body surf / swim race (within the children’s depth)
Board Race

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