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The Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Sea Dip is a great event for anybody in Abersoch for the New Year. Thousands get involved –  it’s the perfect way to clear your head after a big Abersoch New Years Eve the night before!

2020 THEME – To Be Announced!

In 2019 the fancy dress theme for the RNLI New Year’s Day Dip was ‘Black and White’, so there were plenty of penguins, dalmatians and zebras, amongst others, dashing across the Abersoch main beach at 12 noon on New Year’s Day.

Organisers are looking for everyone to make an heroic effort to raise as much money as possible, as all money raised will go directly to the RNLI to help ensure that our local crew can be equipped with the best equipment, clothing and training when they go out to sea in any weather.

It is expected that if you join the Dip you will raise some money for the crew, who will be on and in the water at the event to look after everybody’s safety, so to take part a sponsorship form is needed. Sponsorship forms are available in the village at Abersoch Boatyard and Abersoch Watersports shop or can be downloaded by clicking here, and will be available at the tent on the beach on the day.

If you intend to join in the fun, or to watch and support, it is essential that you allow sufficient time to get through the traffic to get onto the beach before 12 o’clock. Each year we have seen disappointed people who didn’t manage to arrive in time for the Dip; we cannot delay the event as it would leave people waiting in the cold.

After the Dip hot showers will be available in SCYC, where The Cove will also be open to everybody, serving a hog roast, BBQ, soup, cocktails and mulled wine.

Last year around 700 brave souls went into the sea, supported by around 3,000 spectators. It’s a fantastic atmosphere but it is essential that you allow sufficient time to get through these crowds and the resultant traffic to get onto the beach before 12 o’clock. Each year we have seen disappointed people who didn’t manage to arrive in time for the Dip; the race starts promptly as people can’t be kept waiting in the cold.

All proceeds are for the RNLI. Visit www.rnliabersoch.co.uk/news for all the latest info.