30 Bay in 30 Days 2019
1st July, 2019
What is the event?
A chance to make the most of your Summer by swimming at least 30 strokes in 30 bays around the island during the month of July. We appreciate that with busy lives, work commitments or holiday plans there needs to be flexibility for you to complete the challenge so we don't expect you to swim every day if you don't want to. Bank the swims on weekends or when you have more time. There are an elite few who have ticked every bay off in one day!
OPTION FOR THOSE WITH A DISABILITY OR HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES - we are lucky to have so many amazing places to swim off Guernsey but some of them present a challenge to get to (particularly the ones off the cliffs). If you would like to get involved but think that you will be unable to swim at every bay on the list please still sign up then choose which bays work for you then complete 30 swims at those to complete the challenge.
Please visit www.30bays.org for full event information.
When does this start?
The challenge runs between 1st and 30th July and it would really help in the organisation of the event if you could register as soon as possible and ideally by 30th June (see the How? section for details). Registrations will be accepted at the first group swim at Vazon but experience from previous years is that this can get very busy for the volunteers.
How to take part:
You can register through this page under the "Register section" as or download the registration form from www.30bays.org and send it back to Fundraising administrator, Les Bourgs Hospice, Rue du Tertre, St Andrews, GY6 8SF. If you have further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz Stonebridge on 07781 122914
Child (U18) £5
Family 30baysin30days £35
(We also run a shorter 9baysin30days which is designed for younger families or those with less time to complete the challenge. More information for this event can be found on the home page).
Team - all you need to do is register as individuals then you can complete the challenge of ticking the 30 bays off between you in whichever way works best for you. For some it may mean that a core of the team swims in every bay and is occasionally joined by the other members, or, it could be that you split the bays between you and swim 5 bays each. You choose! This is designed to be completely flexible for those that don't have the time to complete the whole challenge individually. If you have a large corporate team please call the Fundraising Administrator at Les Bourgs Hospice tel: 210329.
This year we are again proud to be supporting Plastic Free Guernsey in their fight to reduce the use of single use plastics and plastic pollution on the island (especially on our beautiful beaches) so we will be providing you with a 30baysin30days bag for your swim stuff which has been kindly supported by Rocq Capital (www.rocqcapital.com). Once registered for the event you can either collect your bag from the Les Bourgs Hospice shop in St Martins or at the group swim at Vazon on 1st July 2019.
In partnership with Plastic Free Guernsey we are also offering the Beach Clean option as part of the 30baysin30days event. Please visit the home page for more information.
Where are the bays?
- VAZON – GROUP SWIM
- Grandes Rocques (Saline Bay)
- Port Soif
- Baie de Port Grat
- Le Grand Havre
- Les Amarreurs
- Ladies Bay
- Baie de la Jaonneuse
- Pembroke Bay
- L'Ancresse Bay
- Fontenelle Bay
- Havelet Bay
- Fermain Bay
- Marble Bay (Le Pied du Mur)
- Petit Port
- Moulin Huet
- Saints Bay
- La Jaonnet Bay
- Petit Bot Bay
- Rocquaine Bay
- L’Eree Bay
- Perelle Bay
- Crocq Bay (behind Fort Richmond and accessed via the slipway)
- COBO – GROUP SWIM
- Hotel Beach, Herm Harbour
- Shell Beach, Herm
- Belvoir Beach, Herm
In addition, 3 from Herm have been added for all you day trippers, weekend breakers and those heading over for the school holidays. So, pick your favourite 30 from the list or if you want an extra challenge to swim them all, the choice is yours.
Trident Charter Company Ltd has very generously offered to support the event again this year with a special rate of return ticket for anyone registered for 30baysin30days of £10 for adults (15years+, normally £13.50) and £5 for Children (4 - 14 inc, normally £7). Special fares are subject to departure and return on the same day only (ie no period returns)and only valid for one trip to Herm per person between 1st-30th July 2019. Tickets can be purchased from the Trident ticket office on proof of registration (either as a screen shot or print of confirmation email from Les Bourgs Hospice).Please be advised that Trident Charter Company Ltd has no obligation to offer you the special fare if you cannot provide this at time of booking. Please visit www.traveltrident.com for sailing times.
The aim of getting everyone together is to show support for the event but more importantly so that you get to see who else is getting involved as you might bump into them during the month of July! It will also mean that on the days when you may not have anyone to swim with, you can get hold of someone you know who has signed up or you can put a shout out though our social media pages for a swim buddy. Please do try to get involved in the group swims to start and close the event (see below for details). It was great to see so many people take part last year and it was a brilliant atmosphere. After that you are free to swim the bays in whichever order, whenever you like between 1st and 30th July – you don’t have to swim every day if you don’t want to!
1st July 6.00pm – please meet at Vazon by the Guernsey Surf School hut
30th July 6.00pm – please meet at the slipway by the Cobo beach kiosk
Sponsorship will be available online via this website after registration - by pressing the sponsor someone button to the right of this page and it can be downloaded from
Why take part?
- Raises money for a cause that touches the lives of lots of islanders
- A fun and different way of making the most of living on this amazing little rock of ours
- Feeling of having achieved something in the Summer rather than it just flying by.
- Visiting new places you’ve never been to before or haven’t visited for years
- Sea swimming makes you feel alive and loving life! bottom of this page. Alternatively, a sponsorship form can be downloaded from www.30bays.org.
Guernsey Community Foundation
30 Bays in 30 Days was shortlisted for the 'The Community Awards 2014′
Thanks to everyone for their support, this is a great idea and hopefully we will get a great summer to support it!
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