The Life Saving World Championships are shaping up to be more than just about the sport. With twelve days of scheduled competition, there are a number of other events packed into just 15 days!
Commencing on Sunday 4 November is the Lifesaving and Sport Development Program, where up to 100 competitors from nations with low life saving skills will be flown into Adelaide to take part in three days of lifesaving clinics, followed by competing in the National Teams competition.
Adelaide will also be host to the ILS meetings and General Assemblies which commence on Monday 5 November, to be attended by International delegates from over 35 nations.
Competition kicks off on Wednesday 7 November as do the festivities! The Rescue 2012 Opening Ceremony will be followed by an International dining night to take place along Holdfast Marina. Take your pick – Italian, Japanese, Greek to name a few – the choice is yours along this serene eating strip in Glenelg.
A licensed entertainment hub will take precedent on the shore at Glenelg with food and beverages available for purchase and free entertainment. The hub will be open on the Thursday evening through to Sunday evening each week of the event.
Other events include Spanish and German themed nights throughout Glenelg. Pop into any one of the local licensed venues on these nights and buy yourself a Sangria or Hansa Pilsa, or perhaps listen to some Spanish music or do a bit of German toe tapping!
Food and Wine is South Australias specialty – so whilst you are here – we are going to put on a Food and Wine Festival so you can taste the best of South Australia! Taking place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November, the Festival will be on the esplanade at Christies Beach coinciding with the Interclub and Surf Boat competition. Not competing?! No problems at all, come down for a few drinks and kick back and watch the action.
There are a number of tour options available for competitors including a day trip to Kangaroo Island or the surrounding wine regions – the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale or a visit to the stunning Adelaide Hills. Find out more on the Tours page, http://www.rescue2012.com.au/content/tour-options.
On top of all of this, there will be specific closing parties for the Masters, National Teams, Surf Boats and Interclub – you can find out more details about these online. We will keep you well informed as it gets closer, however make sure you hang around for the Sunday night after your Championship concludes as this is when they will take place.
So if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start booking your flights and accommodation and start planning your trip to Adelaide for Rescue 2012. We look forward to seeing you in Adelaide in November!!