Each swimmer must provide their own on water support, in the form of either a kayak, SUP or power boat suitable for supporting a swimmer.
A teams selection will be included this year. Teams may be 2-6 people. Teams must supply their own kayak support, and those of 4 or more members must supply a power boat that is suitable to carry the swimmers that are not in the water. See below for kayak hire information.
There is a back-up course for this event in the case of bad weather on the day. Further information will be available soon.
Date: Sunday 16 April 2017
Assemble: 7:00am, St Heliers Bay
Start time: 8:00 am
Tide: 10:51 am
Nominal cutoff time: 4.5 hrs
Finish and Prize giving: St Heliers Bay
We will start at the boat ramp at St Heliers, head out round the white pole, off Ladies Bay, then head to the Red Pole of the point between Kohi and Mission Bay, then head out and round Bean Rock. From Bean Rock to the Red Pole off Tamaki Yacht Club and back to the White Pole off Ladies Bay and then back to the finish line at the boat ramp at St Heliers.
See the attached maps please.
Click here for the training planKayak Hire To be confirmed during October 2015
Kayak can be hire from Fergs Kayaks, they come with paddle and lifejacket. Fergs will deliver to St Heliers and pick up at the end of the event for $TBA per kayak.
Single sit-on $TBA
Double sit-on $TBA
Because of the big variation in swim speeds and the long duration of this event swimmers will be responsible for providing their own Kayaker for safety and support during the race.
Kayakers must have a means of communication in the form of a waterproof cellphone or marine VHF.
Swimmers may elect to swim as a group with one kayak but must maintain that group for the full distance.
Kayakers must stay with their swimmer for the duration of the race. Swimmers finishing without their kayaker will not feature in the published results.
Entry fee and conditions
Team entry will be
Prizes and trophies
Trophies will be award to First Female and Male for Non-Wetsuit and Wetsuit catagories.
Spot prizes will be drawn at the prizegiving at St Heliers.