Top paddlers on-board for memorial race day
FORMER Yamba competitors Hugh Dougherty and Alyce Bennett will be among the top board paddlers racing in the fourth annual Jacob Lollback Memorial Board Race Day.
The September 28 event will again attract a strong representation from Gold and Sunshine Coast surf clubs who have been keen supporters of this day in previous years.
Yamba Surf Life Saving Club members have also been putting in long hours of board training in preparation for the event.
The club is grateful for the supporters who provide invaluable funds and support. A good turnout of members will be needed to help with various jobs on the day. If you are able to assist, please contact event co-ordinator Jim Dougherty on 0428 664 701.
The Yamba SLSC 2013/14 season volunteer patrols start on Saturday, September 21 at 9am with the weekly Carl Schaeffer Memorial Handicap surf swim resuming on Sunday, September 22.
The first half of the season will also feature the Yamba Ocean Swims on Sunday, December 29.
A team of 12 Yamba club surf boat rowers and supporters will be involved in a two day (53km) race as part of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in Turkey in 2015.
The Yamba team will be in Turkey for eight nights and nine days, and fundraising is underway.
The club office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 12 noon.