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 a marathon might be 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 may use a combination of double and single kayak's or 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 that will take us under the Harbour Bridge f we get permission. Further information will be available soon.
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.
Click here for the training planKayak Hire
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.
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
A top of the line Wetsuit thanks to T3
Trophies will be award to First Female and Male for Non-Wetsuit and Wetsuit catagories.
Spot prizes will be drawn at the prizegiving at Devonport