Rangi Replacement

Marathon Swim

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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.

When and where

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

The course

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.

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Marathon Swim Training Plan

Click here for the training plan

Kayak 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

 Simon Hughes

Operations & Safety Manager
Fergs Kayaks
(09) 529 2230
021 461 535



The Logistics

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 criteria

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.

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