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Race Itinerary

Friday 20th November 2020

  • Registration at Cape Town Fish Market Mykonos 4pm – 8pm
    • Swimming workshops from 5pm to 6:30pm
    • Collect race pack, timing tags and bus tickets
    • Discount drinks vouchers from Brauhaus
  • Friday dinner and social at swimmers own cost and timing
  • Swimmers unable to attend Race Registration on Friday evening MUST collect race pack from Mykonos Green at 6:30am Saturday 21st November 2020. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm this arrangement.

Saturday 21st November 2020

  • Meet at Mykonos Green at 7am
  • Bus departs for Preekstoel at 7:30am
  • 6km swimmers can elect to be collected at Pearly’s at 7:45am
  • Arrive at Preekstoel at 9am
  • Swim starts at 9:30am
  • Bag transfer to Pearly’s
  • Bag transfer to Cape Town Fish Market Mykonos
  • 12:30pm swim cut off at Pearly’s for ALL swimmers
  • 6km swim finish at Pearly’s
  • 12km swim finish at Cape Town Fish Market
  • Event social at Cape Town Fish Market at 2pm
  • Complementary meal for competitors from Cape Town Fish Market from 2pm

Race Rules

  1. Pre-entries only. Online entries close 16th November @ 18h00
  2. Compulsory to wear Big Bay Events timing tags – Ownership (R100) or rental (R25) options
  3. Compulsory to wear an inflated swim buoy. Either your own or purchase an event buoy
  4. Compulsory to wear event swim cap
  5. 3 hour cut off at 6km mark applies to 6km and 12km events. Any swimmer not reaching the 6km mark at 12:30pm will be removed from the water
  6. All swimmers to hand their event goody bag with warm clothing to the race organisers prior to race start
  7. CLDSA accreditation for all 12km swimmers complying with CLDSA rules.

Race Logistics

  1. Swimmers to register on Friday evening or early Saturday morning by previous arrangement
  2. All swimmers will be issued with an event goody bag
  3. Event goody bag ONLY to be taken on bus to the start. Clothing worn to the start to fit into the goody bag for transfer to race finish. Please ensure your clothing fits into the bag, so wear minimal clothing and preferably slops for footwear
  4. 12km swimmers to park at Mykonos Green
  5. 6km swimmers to park at Pearly’s
  6. Bus departs from Mykonos Green at 7:30am, picks up 6km swimmers at Pearly’s at 7:45am and proceeds to race start at Preekstoel to arrive no later than 9:00am
  7. Entrance fees to SanParks Reserve are prepaid for swimmers on the bus. Should you use your own transport then you will be required to pay again.
  8. Final check and race briefing takes place between 9:00 & 9:20am
  9. Swimmers to start entering the water in 30 second gaps starting with the slowest swimmers with the fastest swimmer starting last. Individual times will be recorded.
  10. Goody bags loaded onto trailer and transferred to race finish

Race Safety & Swimmer Support

  1. Compulsory to wear an inflated swim buoy. Either your own or purchase an event buoy
  2. 3 hour cut off at 6km mark applies to 6km and 12km events. Any swimmer not reaching the 6km mark at 12:30pm will be removed from the water
  3. Race route to be marked with inflated swim buoys no more than 1km apart
  4. Inflatable boat feeding stations to be anchored at 2km, 6km, 8,5km & 11km points
  5. Mixture of Maltodextrin carb powder, rooibos tea and honey is supplied for feeding. (Staple feed for most English Channel Swimmers)
  6. Additional roving safety boats to monitor the field
  7. Lifeguards on paddle craft will be spread throughout the course to monitor swimmers
  8. Swimmers welcome to have their personal support subject to strict adherence of instructions from safety crew.

Race Route

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