10 Years Logo Design Competition

The Brief

To celebrate the club turning 10 years old this summer, we are putting together a competition asking our members to design a new logo for the club.
Our chairman (who is an award winning designer himself) will then turn this into a professional identity that the club can use going forward and include in future clothing designs.

Points to consider:

  • The club was established in 2008, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.
  • Our mission is: Training the lifeguards of the future + serving the community.
  • The club’s main colour is sapphire. Green, yellow, navy and white are also part of our colour palette.
  • The logo will need to be used online (website/social media platforms as well as in documents and clothing).
  • It must include the name ‘Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club’.
  • You can adapt the current logo, or come up with something completely different.

Our club hat shows the colours that the club is currently using as inspiration:

This is our current logo design:

Age Groups:

There will be a shortlist of 3 submissions per age-group and then an overall winning design chosen by the committee from all of the shortlisted designs.

  • 6-10 Years
  • 11-14 years
  • 15 years +


  • The runner’s up will receive a Gylly t-shirt in their size.
  • The winning entry will receive a Gylly hoody in their size and have their design developed into the new Gyllyngvase SLSC 10 years logo!

How to enter

  • The competition is for club members only.
  • The deadline for entries is Sunday 1st July 2018.
  • You can supply your design in any format (on paper/through email etc).
  • Please send all submissions to our chairman, Matthew Stone (matt@gyllysurf.org.uk) or hand them to him in person on Sunday mornings.

Happy designing!

Download the competition poster here – Gylly 10 Years Logo Poster

First ski session of the summer season

Lifeguard training in the Gambia

Gylly’s chairman, TA, masters coach and co-founder, Matthew Stone, spoke to BBC Cornwall yesterday morning about his experience of sharing skills with lifeguards in The Gambia as part of the RNLI’s international lifesaving work. Listen back here from 2:55:00 http://rnli.info/nOwWhH

SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Proficiency Assessment

SLSGB Proficiency Assessment (Annual Requal)

Hosted by Gyllyngvase SLSC

This is for anyone who has qualified with a SLSGB Surf Lifeguard award from 2016 or before. If you have previously taken a requal you will need to renew this annually as well. If you don’t renew your award you will have to take the full 40-hour course again.

Assessor: Matthew Stone


There are 2 opportunities this Spring to take part in the re-qualification.

Option 1

Training evening: Friday 6th April, 5pm-7pm @ Gyllyngvase SLSC (optional if you can provide evidence that you have been actively patrolling as a Lifeguard in the past year)

Pool Assessments: Wednesday 4th April 9pm-10pm @ Truro School Pool

Assessment Day: Saturday 7th April 2018, 10am-2pm @ Gyllyngvase SLSC (note: the end time may vary depending on numbers)

Option 2

Training evening: Friday 20th April, 5pm-7pm @ Gyllyngvase SLSC (optional if you can provide evidence that you have been actively patrolling as a Lifeguard in the past year)

Pool Assessments: Wednesday 18th April 9pm-10pm @ Truro School Pool

Assessment Day: Saturday 21st April 2018, 10am-2pm @ Gyllyngvase SLSC (note: the end time may vary depending on numbers)


Gyllyngvase SLSC Members: £12

Non-Members: £30 (Pool Hire, kit maintenance and assessment fee)
You must ensure that you are members of SLSGB before asking to attend the proficiency assessment – http://www.slsgb.org.uk/members/


Contact: Matthew Stone (matt@gyllysurf.org.uk / 07802732229)

Thank you to our club captains

Georgia Christophers and Orion Page have been members of Gyllyngvase SLSC pretty much since we established in 2008. They have gone through the nipper age-groups, into youth and then open. They have both qualified as surf lifeguards and volunteered as lifeguards for the RNLI, as well as competing in the sport at national and international competitions. They have also served as club captains for the past 3 years.

With regret, they are both standing down this year due to other commitments. I’m sure everyone will join me in thanking them for their amazing service towards the club and surf life saving in Cornwall.

We are now on the look out for the next club captains to follow on from Georgia and Orion.

There are 2 positions available, one male and one female. Both are voting members of the committee and are expected to attend club meetings when possible. Therefore, you will need to be 16+ to apply. The role involves publishing the Captains Rules, assisting the Lifesaving Sport Rep. with the selection of teams and acting as role-models for all club members.

If you are interested, please put together a submission of interest on one-side of A4, stating why you are interested in the position and what you will bring to the role of club captain. These need to be sent to Matthew Stone (matt@gyllysurf.org.uk) by Friday 16th February. If you have any questions, speak to me or a member of the committee.

Thanks again to Georgia and Orion!

Matt Stone, chairman.

Fundraising Quiz

A massive thank you to everyone who came to our second fundraising quiz of the winter. It was a sell out with 22 teams taking part, so almost 100 people squeezing into Harbour Lights. Hopefully you all enjoyed it.

Including the raffle, first indications show that we raised over £500 on the night – so thank you once again!

The final quiz of 2018 will be taking place on Sunday 25th February. It’s for teams of 4 and is £10pp including entry and food. Meet at Harbour Lights restaurant at 6.30pm. If you can come let Matt Stone know by emailing matt@gyllysurf.org.uk. Be quick, as it will likely to be sold out again.

More info can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/events/319260795265683/

Gylly SLSC AGM, November 2017

Notice is given here of the ninth Annual General Meeting of Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club to be held at The Townhouse, Falmouth on Thursday 9th November 2017 at 20:00, to consider and if thought suitable pass resolutions as to the ordinary business of the Club relating to the committee, and accounts and statement and of any special resolutions.


1. Opening of Meeting
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of previous AGM
4. To receive and approve Annual Reports
5. To receive the Treasurer’s Financial Statement for the year ended 30 September 2016
6. To receive and consider nominations (to Secretary no less than 14 days before) for and the election of:
i.       Chairmam
ii.      Vice-Chairman
iii.     Secretary
iv.     Treasurer
v.      Welfare Officer
vi.     Committee Member
vii.    Committee Member
viii.   Committee Member
ix.     Committee Member
x.      Committee Member
xi.     Committee Member
7. AOB (prior notice required)
8. Closure of Meeting

By order of Committee Members.


Any member of the Club entitled to attend, speak and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy to attend, speak and, on a poll, vote instead of that member. A proxy may demand, or join in demanding, a poll. A proxy must be a member of the Club.

At least 14 days notice is required for any nominations or AOB. If you have AOB, please email matt@gyllysurf.org.uk

Membership Renewal Night

Dear Member,

Membership renewal night
Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 17:30 to 20:00
Location: Falmouth School, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth

The membership fee for 2017/18 will remain at £135 across all categories (Nippers, Youth, Senior and Masters) which will cover the membership fee and ALL training sessions (pool, beach, turbo etc).

Members will have the option of paying the full amount up front or by way of 3 installments of £45, one at the membership evening followed by payments on 1 January 2018 and 1 April 2018 by way of postdated cheques, which will be collected at the membership evening. All membership fees paid are non-refundable.

In order to partake in training sessions or access any equipment at the club you need to be a member for the very important reason that you, or your child(ren), are not insured otherwise.
Therefore, memberships must be renewed before you return to the pool sessions which commence on the 14 & 16 October 2017.

We also have an annual associate/supporters membership of £30. This fee will allow people who are not intending to train or compete for the club to still become involved and support the club as a social member only; however, you will not be insured by SLSGB.

Finally, any existing members who have not renewed by 23 October will be assumed as not wishing to renew for the forthcoming year 2017/18, and your future membership position will no longer be guaranteed. Any membership spaces available after 23 October will be offered to those currently on the waiting list. Therefore, if you subsequently renew membership after 23 October a space may not be available. In addition any persons who have been a member of the club in the preceding 12 months will be required to pay the full membership fee of £135, regardless of when the renewal is undertaken.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday 12 October and wish everyone a happy and successful 2017/18 season.

*Please print out and bring the completed membership form with you – Gylly-Membership Renewal Form 2017-18

Here is the 2017/2018 pool session timetable for all age groups – Pool sessions notice – 2017-18


Gylly SLSC Committee

Endless Summer Swim 2017: Results

Well, we were right when we said ‘Endless Summer’. It just so happens the sun is shining the day after the swim!

A massive thank you to everyone who took part on Sunday. The conditions weren’t easy, but much better than early forecasts suggested. Thanks as well to everyone who helped out on the day, particularly the water cover who spent the entire morning looking after everyone’s safety.

Here are the results: ESS Results 2017

We would like to thank our sponsors, who without, the event couldn’t go ahead: Saints Screen Print Company Ltd, Absolute Orthodontics Ltd, Kimberly’s Independent Estate Agents, The Falmouth Townhouse Hotel and Bar, ABG Design, Hotel Perfect, Finisterre, Sessions Surf Shop, My Little Beach Boutique, Koru Kayaking Cornwall, Freeriders Surf Shop, Harbour Lights Restaurant, Evolution Ltd, Webster Pools + Spas and the RNLI.

Endless Summer Swim UPDATE

A few people have been inquiring whether the swim will be happening due to the potential conditions this weekend. We have been assessing the forecast all week and are happy to run the event as planned.

The wind direction should not cause any issues for the swim off Gyllyngvase Beach and the rain will be easing on Sunday morning.

We will of course be carrying out our safety checks on the day and together with the RNLI Lifeguards, we will have expert water cover in place for all races.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday morning!