September 05 2018
Water sports clubs and organisations from across Anglesey recently came together to share their activities and skills with locals and visitors alike to celebrate the Year of the Sea.
On Saturday 18th August, Lligwy Beach, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), welcomed around 300 people to enjoy the range of activities and demonstrations hosted by Lligwy Beach Café and supported by Anglesey County Council, The Outdoor Partnership and the RNLI.
Activities were organised throughout the day and the event was an opportunity for local clubs such as the Holyhead Sea Cadets, Amlwch Canoe Club, Lligwy Beach Open Water Swimming Club and Rhosneigr Surf Life Saving Club to talk to the public about their clubs, the activities they run and how people can get involved.
Phil Edwards, Chair of Amlwch Canoe Club said, “The day was a big success and was a great opportunity for us to highlight our outstanding coastline and to invite visitors to discover new epic experiences around our shores.”
“Various club members attended the day and offered a variety of experiences from kayaking craft, canoeing to swimming in the open ocean. The event was also a fantastic opportunity for us to chat about safety aspects of water sports and share information on where to find club’s around the UK.”
A well as being a fun day for all of the family it was also an educational day; highlighting the importance of water safety. Members of the public were given the opportunity to witness demonstrations, from kayakers in distress, cliff rescues and beach rescues, provided by the Amlwch Canoe Club, Surf Life Saving Wales, RNLI Moelfre Life Boat service and the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Team.
Ceri Jones from Anglesey County Council’s Sports Development Unit added, “In celebration of The Year of the Sea, many organisations have come together today, highlighting the beautiful coastline we have and how it can be enjoyed by everyone.”
“We have a wealth of outdoor clubs and activities across Anglesey and are fortunate to have the support of a range of organisations, such as the RNLI, Coastguard and Surf Life Saving Wales. It was great to see so many organisations and clubs coming together and encouraging members of the public to get involved and find out about the activities available on Anglesey.”
Bethan Davies, Outdoor Partnership. “Lligwy Beach Outdoor Day was a huge success, it was great to see so many people getting involved in various activities and even better to see Anglesey Outdoor Clubs being represented too. A big thank you to everyone who made it happen. Roll on next year!”
Lligwy Beach Activity Day will be back again next year. For further information about how you, your Club or Organisation can be involved please contact Ceri Jones firstname.lastname@example.org