Rangi Replacement


Marathon Swim

We are hoping we can run the event on 22nd April From Mairangi Bay to Devonport, we need someone to take on te responsibility to organise the onwater safety please, you may know Wayne is currently waiting for a heart transplant and can't organise it this summer. If you are prepared please contact Wayne on wayne.annan@xtra.co.nz.  If no  one is available to organise this the event will be canceled and entry fees refunded in full at the end of January.

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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 is included for those that consider 10km might be a something they might try in the future. 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 22 April 2017
Assemble: 7:00am, Mairangi Bay
Start time: 8:00 am
Tide: 12:22 pm
Nominal cutoff time: 4.5 hrs
Finish and Prize giving: Devonport




We will start at Mairangi Bay, head out round a buoy, then along the coast, round North Head to Devonport.  The tide will be coming in so the current will be pushing swimmers along.

See the attached maps please.


Marathon Swim Training Plan

Click here for the training plan

Kayak Hire To be confirmed soon

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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