The Big Bathe: £50,000 and counting...
Published 19:26 on 13 Sep 2023
Last Sunday, we were delighted to see our racing buoys Hut, Keg, and Rooster reprise their role as the rounding marks for "The Big Bathe 2023".
More than 120 swimmers participated in the event, including WWSC's own Ben Thomas, Dan Pound, Robert Rolls, Tamara Hill-Norton, Justin Eede and Moira Penney completing either a 750m or 1.5km triangle course, in front of the lifeguard tower on West Wittering beach.
The swim was in aid of Bowel Cancer UK and St Wilfrid's Hospice, in memory of sailing club member Victoria Hulme-Hall, who died last September aged 33.
Lots of other WWSC members were there helping out with registration and shaking buckets. Former Commodore Ann Carnegie was also called upon for support with time keeping and sign-ins - a role all to familiar for our Race Officers!
The Hall family send a huge thank you to everyone at WWSC for their support - without which The Big Bathe would not have been possible.
Thank you too to all who took part, helped, or supported the swimmers. While donations are still flooding in, the event this year has already raised £50,000 to be split between the two charities Bowel Cancer UK and St. Wilfrid's Hospice. Anyone who would like to donate, just click here.
Last updated 20:35 on 13 September 2023