Challenge Weymouth has become a firm favorite on events calendar.

Anticipating an early start (5am on a Sunday is just so wrong!!) a number of those providing water safety for this event camped in Weymouth the night before. It is great to spend time socially off the water as well as on.

Fortunately weather conditions were much better than last years, and despite a rainy start the sun did eventually put in an appearance.

This is an extremely grueling start to a long day for the competitors. Those competing vary greatly in ability and it is necessary for those life-guarding to be constantly alert and watch for those who may be struggling. There is a real sense of pride when those you have encouraged and cheered on finally make it out onto the beach.