Christmas Charity Paddle - Sunday 5th 09:30 - Sunday 5th December 2021 14:00

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Christmas Charity Paddle

Before you enter Christmas Charity Paddle

Welcome to Salty Events, who this year are fund raising for Turning Tides.

Come and join us for our Christmas Charity Paddle on Sunday 5th December at 1045 from the slip way at Adur Recreational Ground, Brighton Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5LT.   We have participation and race options available.

Christmas fancy dress is recommended but is optional, but there will be FREE mince pies for all, goodie bags and spot prizes. 

But of course, safety first.  Please ensure you read all entry information and safety considerations.


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About Christmas Charity Paddle

Come and join us on a Winter's Sunday for this year's Christmas Paddle (3km), raising money for Turning Tides. 

Turning Tides is now the biggest provider of services for single homeless people in West Sussex. They continue to grow and develop their services to meet the needs of the local area – with over 5,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 140 staff.  With the last few years being tougher than most, your support will be appreciated more than ever, so get dressed up and join us for a salty Christmas paddle.  

With both participation and race options available, this festive splash is open to all (over the age of 18). 

The paddle will take place on Sunday 5th December.  You will launch from the slip way on the River Adur opposite the Adur Recreational Ground and head up river with the last bit of the incoming tide.  The turn around point will be around the Shoreham fly over bridge (approx 1.5km up river).  Once turned, you will make your way back to the slip way, to complete your 3km paddle (please note, on the return you may be against the last bit of incoming water before slack). 

Registration will open from 0930 and the event will start at 1045. Waves will be set off at 3 minute intervals with the first two waves offering a race option.  FANCY DRESS IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BUT OPTIONAL

Choose your start time

Wave 1 - race option (first 5 back qualify for splash and dash final)

Wave 2 - race option (first 5 back qualify for splash and dash final)

Wave 3 - participation

Wave 4 - participation

Final - splash and dash

The final will consist of the top 5 finishers from wave 1 and 2.  It will be a short splash and dash from the slip, up river to the railway bridge and back.


There will be prizes for the top three from the Splash and Dash final, with goodie bags, spot prizes and off course a free mince pie for all. So bring along a flask and enjoy a Winter's Sunday on the water.


Both hard and inflatable boards are welcome and buoyancy aids are advised.  We also strongly recommend wetsuits, but sports clothing is acceptable and recommend footwear as the slip way into the river is a combination of shingle and concrete.

We are unable to provide any boards, paddles but we are trying to get our hands on some buoyancy aids.

In the event of falling off, all participants must be able to either be able to get themselves back onto the board or swim themselves to safety. 

Free parking is available within the recreation ground opposite. 

We advise you bring additional clothing for afterwards, 

Although you will complete the relevant medical questionnaire, please ensure you bring any medication you may need.

The event will only proceed in safe conditions.  Unfortunately as proceeds will be donated to Turning Tides, in the event of cancellation w are unable to refund your entry fee. However we will offer you a place for a 2022 paddle.  We will do out best to inform you of any changes with as much notice as possible and you will be notified via email should this affect your booking.



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