The most iconic swim of the year, one of only 2 channel swim events (excluding Cook Strait) in New Zealand, the other is the Kapiti Island to Mainland Swim.
Rangitoto Wharf to St Heliers Bay. Total distance 4.6km.
The iconic swim on Auckland Harbour just over 4½ km across the channel to be greeted by hundreds of supporters on the beach.
Date: Sunday 18 March 2018
Assemble: 5:45 am outside the Maritime Museum on the corner of Quay St and Hobson St
Embark: 6:45 am on Fullers’ ferry at ferry terminal on Quay St. Sail for Rangitoto arrive 7:30am.
Start time: 8:15 am
Tide: 9:04 am
Nominal cutoff time: 2.5 hrs
Prize giving: Vellanoweth Green, St Heliers Bay
Rangitoto Island is a predator free zone administered by DOC. Ensure that your clothes/luggage es free of pests before you embark.
Swimmers may take only essentials to the Island as everything must be returned to the mainland and we have one coastguard RIB to carry it.
We suggest the most you should take is what you are swimming in plus sunscreen, wetsuit lube, drink(no glass bottles) and t shirt if necessary. Take a small plastic bag to put it in. We provide numbered rubbish bags at Rangitoto, one per 15 swimmers. Put your small bag in the rubbish bag corresponding to your start number and all will be transported to the finish
We will not allow luggage in excess of this on the ferry. Excess baggage must be surrendered prior to boarding the ferry and It will be transported directly to the finish.
If you have a valid reason for more luggage please contact us before the event.
Entry fee and conditions
There will also be a substantial spot prize draw for all entrants.
A Water Filter for the house from Cintropur®
A wet suit thanks to T3