Raft Race Swim 2019

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

Event info
Sport: Swimming - open water
Location: Portrush, United Kingdom
Registrations: 36
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


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 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.


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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