Update on SLSGB 2021 Sport Events

The Sport Committee has undertaken a further detailed review of possible events for 2021.
Bearing in mind that we are only now just at Step 1 of the Governments return to activity programme and with ongoing uncertainty at each Step, it was felt that the first important priority is for Surf Lifesaving Clubs and members to get back to local club activity on their own beaches with the focus on getting fit and confident and having fun.
This will be the central theme for all our events in 2021.
Accordingly, it was decided that we will not hold any National Championships this year.
Through June and July, Cornwall, Devon and Wessex are planning to run local Twilight and 1 day events. Some events will be closed to Region members only. Cornwall will run the Max Hocking event for Nippers. All are planning to have events for Youth, Open, Senior and Masters.  Wessex is planning a 2 day event in July open to all with Nippers on Saturday and Youth on Sunday. As we progress through further Government Steps permitting more activity, each Region will add and confirm the final details for their events and as soon as confirmed they will be posted on a National Calendar at  www.slsgb.org.uk
On the 18th and 19th September it is planned that SLSGB will hold the
British Surf Lifesaving Summer Festival at Perranporth – An Individual and Team Fun Event with no limit on entries for the “Open” age Group (Must be 16 this year)
There will be no overall Club Points Aggregate Awards – Just for the fun and bragging rights!
Medals will be awarded for the Individual events that take place on Saturday 18th September.
The Provisional Event Programme will be :
Saturday 18th September (Low Tide: 10:30 1.7m – High: 16:30 6.4m)
Individual events Male and Female

  • Sprints (Heats)
  • Surf Race (Heats)
  • Board Race (Heats)
  • Ski (Heats)
  • Oceanman (Heats)
  • Flags (Heats to Final)
  • Sprints (Final)
  • Surf Race (Final)
  • Board Race (Final)
  • Ski (Final)
  • OceanMan (Final)

Sunday 19th September (Low Tide: 11:20 1.3m – High: 17:10 6.8)
Team events.
Team Events will be separate races for Male and Female Teams (Mixed teams may also compete at the discretion of the event organiser)
There is no limit on the number of Teams a Club can enter 
A Team would comprise a maximum of six members. Clubs can enter multiple Teams in each race.
Clubs can combine members with other clubs to make a combined team.
A Team must stay the same throughout the event.

  • Surf Teams (Heats)
  • Board Relay (Heats)
  • Ski Relay (Heats)
  • Surf Teams (Final)
  • Board Relay (Final)
  • Ski Relay (Final)
  • 6 Man Taplin (Final)

Pool Event in October
On the 30th  and 31st  October we have an Option to use the K9 Pool at Crawley that would include a SERC event. This will not be a Nationals.  We will consult with Club Team Managers and others further to undertake a more detailed planning.  If this goes ahead it will only be open to SLSGB Clubs.
The decisions made are to provide clarity now and to focus on a sensible, proportionate and affordable return to sport with the emphasis on participation and fun. 
We will return to National Level events in 2022 and Branksome have already confirmed they will host our Nationals between the 13th and 20th August so if you have accommodation reserved this year you can ask to roll this over rather than loose a deposit.