Paddle Something Unusual
The Paddle Something Unusual 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 has 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 it is seaworthy and capable of making it! That’s it!
Because of obvious parking restrictions; you will be expected to deliver your vessel down to Hove Lawns early on the Sunday morning (8th July) between 7 & 9am. All entries will be on display to the public for them to admire and photograph before the event.
Even if you have registered on line and set up a Justgiving page, you will need to present yourself at the Registration Tent so that we can confirm to our safety boats that you will be on the water. If you haven’t registered on line you will need to take your registration form, disclaimer form, sponsor form and monies collected to the Registration Tent
We should set off at 12 Noon dependent upon weather and tides.
You will be responsible for your own delivery/collection.
There is a fee of £25 per team for registration – this goes to charity. Please visit our online store to register your team.
There is no minimum amount to raise though of course the more the better – the sponsor form can be found below.
For every £5 raised you will receive a raffle ticket, £10 = 2 tickets, £20 = 4 etc, the more you raise the better your chances!
With literally hundreds of prizes, worth thousands of pounds up for grabs – from surfboards, kayaks, bikes, snowboards, holidays, wetsuits and loads more – everybody stands to be a winner. If you have raised money through Justgiving you will need to bring evidence of the amount you have raised.
There is no vehicle access to the beach/ prom after 9AM on the Sunday for safety reasons so, unless you are able to carry the craft from the Peace Statue then we suggest you drive down early. You can leave the craft on the beach once it is there.
All crafts must be removed safely on the Sunday of the event.
There will be very strong water safety on shore and offshore during the event.
We strongly advise that all participants wear some personal flotation devices.
Please do not get on your craft before you are past the breaking waves ( should there be any ) and also dismount your craft before returning to shore – there is a danger in that zone especially with heavy craft.