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SUMMER OF FUN – 2018 EVENTS

SUMMER OF FUN – 2018 BEACH EVENTS

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DATE RACE Dist. OTHER EVENT
Sat – Dec 22 7:30AM Day 1
Summer of Pain Trophy – the Round Bay
1,000M Opening day of the Summer of Fun
Tue – Dec 25 7:30AM Rex Hayhow Trophy 1,000M Regular BBC Event
Wed – Dec 26 7:30AM Foundation Cup – Round the Bay Skins 1
Thu – Dec 27 7:10AM Chariot Race – Demonstration
Thu – Dec 27 7:30AM Cord Cup – Club to Peggy’s Rocks & return 1,250M Skins 2
Swim/Paddle/Run
Fri – Dec 28 7:30AM Hunter Bay Classic – Club to Peggy’s Rocks & return 1,250M Skins 3
8:15AM 120M SOF Calcutta
Sat – Dec 29 7:00AM Rugby Sand 4’s
Sat – Dec 29 7.30AM Smugglers Keg – Baths to Bathers 1,080M Skins Quarter Final
8:15AM Charm 500 500M
Bikini Bash – Champagne Cup
Sun – Dec 30 7:10AM Masters Race 200M
7:30AM Balmoral Blue – deadmans to Peggy’s Rocks & return 1,500M Skins Semi Final
  1. Generation Relay
  2. Children’s Sprint
Mon – Dec 31 7:30AM The Final Siren – Round the Bay 1,000M Skins Final
8:15AM Team’s Relay
Tue – Jan 1 7:30AM New Year’s Gift – Round the Bay 620M
8:00AM 280M Boardshorts Race
9.00AM Major Awards Prize Giving

THE FUN EVENTS OF THE SUMMER OF FUN

EVENT DAY TIME LOCATION CONTACT
Season Opening BBQ & Great Debate Sun – Dec 23 5:00PM BBC Chris Webb
Terry Carroll
Sailing Day Picnic Thu – Dec 27 11:00AM Balmoral – Manly Jack Stening
Golf Day Fri – Dec 28 1:00PM Northbridge Golf Course Mark Simpkins
Gerry Elkan
Wine Tasting Fri – Dec 29 4:00-6:00PM BBC Top Room Greg MacKay
Ross Boakes
Self-Improvement Monday Mon – Dec 31 8:30AM BBC Top Room Allan Bolton
Charm Frend
Alan Phillips
Manly Walk Wed – Jan 2 10:00AM Spit – Manly Denise Elder
Bridge Lunch Sun – Jan 6 12:00PM Upper Room Beach Club John Mather

SUMMER OF FUN – HELPERS NEEDED

As Christmas draws near so does the Summer of Fun. Eight days of swimming races, beach sports and extracurricular activities. As always this year will see the introduction on some new events that will test not only the physical skills of contestants but their mental ability as well. More on these later.

Now I have your attention! Yes – the wine is free and is of high quality.
Every year at the end of the Summer of Fun Terry Carroll hands out bottles of wine to those who help out at the festival. So if you have some spare time over the Xmas period and want to hop on the wine wagon please email us email me or add your name to the ‘Helper’ poster which will be placed in the front club room at the beginning of December.

Being a helper allows you to meet and integrate with the active members and get an insight into what makes the BBC such a great club. We need helpers for the following events;

  • Assisting at the start and finish of the races, this is not too onerous as you will be working with seasoned professionals.
  • Helping registration of the starters
  • The fun races –- Swuddle, Boardshorts race, relays, grandchild relay, Calcutta
  • Golf, Bowls, Wine Tasting, Self-Improvement Breakfast
  • We need a video whiz and a social media expert. Hence anyone with teenage children who would like to demonstrate their skills – happy to bring them on board. Free I-tunes passes for anyone under legal drinking age.

Volunteer your help here

ERIK MATHER 2 4 6KM SWIM – SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

The 2,4,6 km invitational open water swim established by Erik in 1998 and renamed in Erik’s memory, is on again. Register on-line early as numbers are limited.

Register here

Balmoral Beach Club members and member’s guests participating in the race are encouraged to make a donation, in lieu of an entry fee, in support of the Melanoma Institute of Australia (MIA). Melanoma has touched the lives of many Club members, their families and friends, so it is meaningful that the swim makes a significant contribution to MIA’s research into a cure. Last year the swim raised $15,000 for MIA, help us beat that this year.

Swim Details

Date: Saturday 24th November 2018
Participants: Open to Club members and their friends
Time: Registration from 6.15am. 7am start.
Location: The Balmoral Beach Club, 6 The Esplanade, Balmoral.
Distance: 2, 4 or 6km
Course: Bay to Chinamans’ and return
Entry: Donation, in lieu of an entry fee
Registration: Online or 6:15am on the day (NOTE: on the day registration for members only, however as numbers for each distance is capped we recommend you register on-line to ensure your entry)
Water bottles: We request that all swimmers bring their own re-usable water bottles on the day so that we can reduce plastic waste
NOTE: Under 18’s will need to re-confirm register on the day and will only be allowed to enter on the completion of the consent and waiver form which requires a parent or guardian to be present to sign the consent and waiver form.

Register here

SUMMER OF FUN 2018 – THE “FUN” EVENTS

The Summer of Fun is not just about swimming – a major part of the festival is the extra curricular events. If swimming is not your thing you can always swing a club on the golf day, test your palate at the Wine Tasting, a relaxing game of bowls, or hike with Denise to Manly. There is something for everyone at the Summer of Fun.

First up is sailing day – Thursday December 27th at 11.00AM. If you have a boat and wish to take part or would like to crew please respond to the link at the end of this note and Jack Stening will contact you to co-ordinate your involvement.

Next up on the Friday is Golf Day at Royal Northbridge. Tee off will be at 1:00PM. Come as a single or put together your own foursome to challenge for the prizes.

The most popular event at the SOF is the Wine Tasting. This will be held on Saturday December 29 at the Club from 4:00-6:00PM. Host – Greg MacKay ably assisted by his wine connoisseur Ross Boakes is currently sourcing the best wines from the McLaren Vale and Claire Valley for this year’s tasting. Come along and learn a little of the history of the wines and impress friends with your gained knowledge at the next dinner party.

Generation Relay takes place on Sunday 30th December at 8:15. Originally it was the grandparent/grandchild relay it has now morphed into a child under 12 with their partner – grandparent, parent, uncle, aunt, guardian – whatever. Always fun! It will be followed by a short race for the children so they can practise for the big time.

Denise Elder will be letting her boots do the talking on the Spit – Manly walk, starting at 10:00AM on Wednesday 2nd of January. Breakfast at your favourite café in Manly and then test out the B-Line bus back to the Spit.

It is planned to hold the Bowls Day on Thursday 3rd of January at 4:00PM at the Mosman Bowling Club. This is subject to confirmation. Jenny Hole will have been out manicuring the greens for the annual assault on them by the wayward beach club members.

The festivities finish with the annual Bridge lunch and game on Sunday 6th January. John Mather will be hosting what is always a great event. Those interested will need to go to the trybooking website to book your spot. https://www.trybooking.com/446314

Posters and whiteboards will be put up around the front room of the club from the 8th of December for participants to put their name down.

If you are new to the club and interested to find out more about any of the above events please respond on the email link below.

STORYTELLERS – TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

The next meeting of the Storytellers which will be on Tuesday 20th November commencing at 7:30pm (this meeting will be the last for 2018).

Regular Storyteller Jon Attwater will tell the story of his Scottish Great Grandfather A.C. Mackay who left home at the age of 10, went to sea and finished up being held for ransom in Manchuria.

Guy Cooper, who has had a 25-year association with Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, will present the “Flight of the Elephants” – the journey to Australia of eight Asian Elephants covering events both chronicled and unrecorded.

If the weather is good then come for a byo drink, feed and chat beforehand, usually starting at 6pm. All members and friends are welcome.