Breakers make first sea swim spectacular

19:41 29 August 2012

Hats away - ready for the one mile sea swim

Hats away - ready for the one mile sea swim

Archant

Visitors to Sidmouth this bank holiday had the chance to enjoy the splendid Sidmouth Sailing Club Regatta.

Through the excellent support of the regatta committee the N1 Tri club staged its first official race- a one mile sea swim challenge.

The race is the first step in a venture that aims to bring the various sporting clubs of East Devon together to showcase the natural sporting playground they can offer to visitors to the area.

In this case not only the sailing club but the local canoe club joined together to ensure the safety of the swimmers who had to brave strong offshore winds and huge rollers in their swim.

The sight of an arrowhead of orange-hatted swimmers plunging through the breakers offered a stirring sight, flanked by kayaks and rescue boats.

Indeed the demanding conditions were too much for some swimmers and they had to be rescued- in one case in spectacular fashion as the rescue boat had to literally fly ashore to escape the severe waves!

The swimmers all agreed it was a stern test and the winner Richard Easton, who is a well known local triathlete with superb credentials, won in a time of 25.16mins.

Flying the colours of the home club was Anne Ephraums who came home first lady and eighth overall in 30.40mins.

The race was watched by Team GB member Peter Wilby who, it is hoped, will shortly be joining N1’s coaching team.

The race could not have taken part without the help of some sponsors.

They included South West Water, hbb Brands of Honiton who donated the Devon Cycling shirt as a prize, CRW Accountants of Colyton, Fish Cycles of Sidmouth, National WestChem and Express Asphalt Exeter.

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