RNLI event for children

RNLI event for children

Kiss and Release an Optimist
Fri, 24 Aug 2018

Paul Foreman has kindly offered his boat for a good cause

Many of us Serpentine swimmers know the CS&PF pilots and crew, writes Liz Hurst. This is the second year that Jason, an RNLI volunteer, from Optimist is organising the Ramsgate lifeboat junior fishing competition.... this Friday. 

Paul Foreman, pilot of 'Optimist' familiar to many Channel, relay,  and almost Channel Serpentine swimmers alike,  is very kindly donating his ‘other boat’ to join the fleet for the day and each of the 60 children will receive a fishing rod and reel to take home.

The aim is to encourage youngsters to participate in an environment where it is possible to deliver a bit of sea safety training.

It’s a ‘kiss and release’ event rather than a competition. This means no fish, swimmers, kids or even paul Foreman will be harmed in the process.  

All fish are returned to the sea but there is a points system running so that the top placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd girls and 1st, 2nd and 3rd boys get a prize. All other participants are awarded something so that nobody goes home empty handed. 

So far, they are a little short of donations. If you care to help in anyway, please contact Liz Hurst. 

For confirmation, the only kissing and releasing will be of fish.