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Hi all

I'd like to tell you all about a World Record attempt that we, the Scarborough Sub- Aqua Club are doing in July this year.

There is a BBQ (Not fundraiser!) and Dinner Dance (Not Fundraiser!) that we want to extend invitations to the diving world at large so keep reading- info at the bottom.

In July this year, four diving members of the Scarborough Sub- Aqua Club (SSAC) will attempt an underwater crossing of the English Channel using Seascooters.

This is the first record attempt of its kind. It will establish and set a brand new Guinness World Record.

Money raised is to be divided between Help for Heroes and the RNLI/ Scarborough Lifeboat. This is being done through individuals and business sponsorship.

All Four Muscooteers will enter the channel at Shakespeare beach, Dover. Splitting into two teams, Team Alpha will remain in the channel for one hour and then Team Bravo will replace them.
These hourly relays will continue until the Muscooteers arrive at Cap Gris- Nez, France setting a brand new World Record.

There will be one hard boat and three RIBS providing safety cover & support with approximately 18 support crew on board.

The record will be based on The Fastest Time to Cross the English Channel using Underwater Seascooters.

We are in the training mode now and all is going well- sort of!!

A P Valves, Otter Watersports, Weezle Undersuits, APEKS/ Aqualung, SEADOO, Seascooter UK are some of the already confirmed sponsors of the event which is being covered by BBC Look North, The Times, this months Diver Magazine, BSAC and a host of other local/ regional papers.

We are raising money for Help for Heroes (We have an ex- RAF guy doing the challenge) and the RNLI/ Scarborough Lifeboat (We have the current Lifeboat Skipper doing the challenge)

We have a BBQ planned for Saturday 7th May on board the 100ft vessel Hatherleigh in Scarborough Harbour from 7pm with music, bar etc which is a good excuse for a party! Free entry, just drink, eat and be merry!- All welcome.

Secondly, we have organised a Dinner Dance at The Royal Hotel in Scarborough on Saturday 2nd July 7:30pm reception. 3 course dinner, solo singer, band, DJ and dancers are confirmed on what should be a great night for only £30 per ticket.

We'll have a selection of Seascooters, displays, the "story so far" and the Muscooteers there to answer any questions; it really is a good excuse for a mid year do!

We only have 150 tickets with 50 sold already. email [email protected] if you would like to bring your nearest and dearest/ mates, self, one ticket or a table of 10 away to Scarborough for the night/ weekend and Lucy will sort you out some tickets and advice on accommodation.

For those entrepreneurs reading this who run their own business, we have sponsorship packages starting from £100 where you can affiliate your business with the Challenge and Guinness brand- not often you get that chance!! Inbox me for details!

For individuals, anyone who can help with sponsorship would be most welcome and we can furnish you with a sponsorship form.

Finally! You can keep track of what we are doing on Facebook, search World Record Channel Challenge or visit the club website: Scarborough Sub Aqua Club

Thanks for reading and we hope you can get involved with us in anyway you can!


Heath Samples
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