Raft Race Swim 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019 13:30 (GMT+0)

Event info
Sport: Swimming - open water
Location: Portrush, United Kingdom
Registrations: 31
Registration closes: Thursday, May 23, 2019 23:59 (GMT+0)
Organized by: Skerries Swimmers PYC
Event website: https://www.facebook.com/PYC-Skerries-Swimmers-1867956056569046/?fref=ts
Event notes

Fees


The swim is a fundraiser for the RNLI. Entry £25 until 16th May, £30 until 23rd May, £35 on the day if space is available.

Registration


Registration for the swim will start at 12.00 hours in the yacht club with a mandatory safety briefing taking place at the south harbour wall at 13.15. Swimmers will be instructed to enter the water for a start time of 13.30 hours.

Route and Time


1000m swim. The swimmers will enter the water from the south harbour wall (at Babushka) and form a straight line. They will swim out to a buoy to the west of the harbour mouth, turning anti-clockwise around the buoy, then heading south east to a second buoy. The swimmers shall then swim back to the start line, and finish by touching a buoy at the start line.

Swimmer Competence


All entrants must be capable of swimming 1k non-stop in a pool, and must have swam in the ocean this season.

Rules


1 For skins class swimmers: standard textile swimming costumes, latex or silicone cap and goggles permitted; wetsuits and technical suits will not be permitted.
2 For wetsuit class swimmers: neoprene caps, boots and gloves are permitted. A bright coloured silicone or latex cap must be worn above neoprene cap for visibility.
3 Instructions from race officials & safety crew must be adhered to all times, and all swimmers must attend the pre-swim safety briefing or they will not be allowed to swim.
4 Swimmers generally to be 18 on the day of the event. If a junior swimmer is to swim, their parent/guardian must be present at the swim, and sign the waiver. Juniors will be required to confirm competency and ability.
5 Swimmers who do not attend the briefing shall not be allowed to swim.
6 Swim aids are not permitted, ie fins/paddles/pull buoys. Water safety floats, which offer no buoyancy advantage to the swimmer may be used.
7 If in the opinion of the race organisers, an action of a swimmer is deemed to be ‘unsporting’ the swimmer concerned shall
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Event entry fee 30.00 GBP
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For Skins swimmers, only textile swimming costumes, hat and goggles permitted.

Instructions from race officials must be adhered to all times, and all swimmers must attend the pre-swim safety briefing or they will not be allowed to swim. (NO EXECEPTIONS)

Swimmers must confirm any medical condition that the organisers should be aware of E.G. Asthma, Diabetes, heart condition, physical disabilities etc

I confirm that I have no medical disabilities that would endanger myself or anyone else participating in this event.

I confirm that I have completed a swim of 1000m without stopping in a pool prior to the event, and that I have swam a minimum of 500m in the sea this season.

I declare that I am entering this event of my own choosing and I will place no liability on PYC, its officers and members for any injury sustained or property lost or damaged whilst participating in this event.

I authorise race officials to remove me from the water should they deem I am hypothermic or disorientated. I also authorise them to administer first aid should it be necessary
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