ABOVE: Nippers of the Week – Kalani Ives and Malik Elabbasi. Pic: Contributed.

Yamba SLSC open on Australia Day

ABOVE: Nippers of the Week - Kalani Ives and Malik Elabbasi. Pic: Contributed.
ABOVE: Nippers of the Week – Kalani Ives and Malik Elabbasi. Pic: Contributed.


The grey sky and passing showers did not deter competitors in Sundays Carl Schaeffer handicap surf swim.
Taking out 1st place from a field of 31 competitors was Elise Beaumont, swimming off 80 seconds. 2nd place went to John Francis, off 160 seconds and Geoff Sanders, off 60 seconds, took 3rd place. This popular surf swim is held every Sunday and Australia Day, with registrations at 11am, and the race starting at 11.30am.
Yamba SLSC meat raffles are on every Saturday evening at the Yamba Golf and Country Club. This Saturday Bob Darby, Jo & Grant Bennett and Rick Harris will be selling tickets from 5.30pm with the draw starting at 6.30pm. With 33 fantastic meat trays to be won, go along and try your luck!
The Yamba Surf Club bar is open every Sunday 4pm-6pm, and will also be open on Australia Day. What better way to celebrate being in Australia than having a cold drink with family and friends overlooking our beautiful beach!
There will be no nippers this Sunday January 24. This day is for FNC Branch Championship training only. The FNC Junior Branch Championships is a two day event being held at Cudgen SLSC on January 30-31, and wish all of our Yamba competitor’s good luck.
The Nipper of the Week award went to U11’s Kalani Ives & Malik Elabbasi. Their age manager Jasmine Ives said both of them showed fantastic skills and put in a top effort in the Ironman. Congratulations kids and keep up the good work. Thank you to Sassafras Pasta & Pizza for their support every week. Normal nippers will resume Sunday January 31 with U10’s parents on beach set up and pack up. Could you please be at the beach by 9am to help.
Volunteer patrols at Main Beach this weekend :
Saturday 23rd 9am – 1pm – Patrol 7: Brent Sahlqvist, Joe O’Keefe, Justin Hyde, Dylan Greef, Cassie Maria, Rory Frazer, Todd Ives, James Browne, Tim Berry, Danielle Fisher, Andrew Bell.
Saturday 23rd 1pm – 5pm – Patrol 8: Patrol 8: Harry Fahey, Kealy Day, Jim Wheeler, Linda Horton, Helmut Klein, Sue-Ellen Hyne, Reece Dobbin, Colleen Hage, Chelsea Bridges, Emmerson Anderson, Lizzy Hyne,
Sunday 24th 9am – 1pm – Patrol 9: Patrol 9: Tony McFarlane, Teagan McFarlane, Sally Gilbert, Andrew Morris, Bella Gilbert, Brianna McFarlane, Darby Essex, Elaina Cormick, Lachlan McFarlane, Max Gilbert, Josh Morris, Joshua Pugsley, Nicola Upson.
Sunday 24th 1pm – 5pm – Patrol 1: James Ryan, Sean Leonard, Kerry Lee, Deborah Morfett, Jack Leonard, Jack Brighton, Shannon Colwell, Chloe Willemsen, Jack Earle, Jorden Elabbasi, Finn O’Neill.
Tuesday 26th 9am – 1pm – Patrol 2: Mitch Imeson, Luke Patricks, Chris Moran, Katie Becker, Darby Fahey, Pierre De Billot, Molly Sanders, Tom Woods, Kirsten O’Connor.
Tuesday 26th 1pm – 5pm – Patrol 3: Matthew Saunders, Marty Dougherty, Jill Ennever, Belinda Bock, Max Normand, Jasmin Ives, Rachel Fahey, Rhys Comerford, Will Pitkin, Sam Bloomer, Lachlan Clark, Patrick O’Mahony, Gracie Pitkin.
Kerry Lee