Paddle Something Unusual
WHATS THE “PADDLE SOMETHING UNUSUAL?
The “Paddle Something Unusual” event is the perfect opportunity for those of you less stable in the community to exercise their creativity and join in the Paddle. You could be a business promoting itself and your CSR program, a group of friends, a pub or a football club etc
In previous years we’ve had everything from aeroplanes to cranes, from a bed to a shed – the only guidelines are to make it as ridiculous (but safe) as possible, raise plenty of money – and have a spectacularly good laugh doing it!
- it has to be paddled manually
- anyone who is taking part in the water to be able to swim a minimum of 100 metres in the sea
- have a minimum crew of two (no maximum limit)
- absolutely no propellers or engines of any kind other than fuelled by spinach (and beans)
- you must ensure that is seaworthy and capable of making it! That’s it!
On the Day
Because of obvious parking restrictions; You will be expected to deliver your vessel down to Hove Lawns early on the Sunday morning (7th July) between 7 & 9am. All entries will be on display to the public for ridicule – sorry admire – before the event.
You will then take your sponsor form and monies collected to the registration tent
All craft must be in place on the Paddle Village beach ready to enter the water for the float test (only when you can show that your entry will float with your merry crew at the float test will you be allowed to continue out to sea!). This provides the perfect photo opportunity and is immensely popular with the crowds.
You will be responsible for your own delivery/collection.
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The Paddle Something Unusual ( or PSU ) event has grown in popularity over the years and has become a true ‘crowd pleaser’. The promenade is thronged with people watching and admiring the strange, wonderful and crazy creations of the entrants. This year the numbers were down due to the weather but the spirit was in place. Throughout the morning various floats were delivered and assembled on the beach and the flotilla took to the water at 12.30pm. We were lucky as this coincided with a flat sea and sunshine. The crafts were varied : a birthing pool, a seaweed draped frame, a delorean car , a cricket pitch and many more. They heroically made their way around the course much to the amusement of competitors and crowd alike whilst the water safety crew kept a vigilant eye.
The winners were the cooperative funeral care Brighton Team who are annual entrants.