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The Interislander Big Tahuna

Fantastic results – five swimmers in the first ten, including overall winner Luke Kelly.

Sierra Thomas took out the second woman’s spot and we won a heap of medals

Nelson results – please email info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if anyone is missing

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Haulashore Circuit

This annual race starts at 11am from the yacht club. There will also be yacht racing in progress, so be aware of other activity on the yacht club deck.

If you’ve already done any of our swims this year,you may have already entered this race – if not we’ll have your details, so just arrive and pay the $15 entry ($7.50 for school students). You number will be the same as it’s been all season.

If you haven’t yet done any of our swims this season, you can enter online, or just roll up before 10.30 and enter then.

Port Nelson Sea Swims, prizegiving night

A fun night with a surprisingly tough relay.

All the volunteers and winners of various categories were recognised.

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Don’t forget the Haulashore Circuit at 11am on Sunday and The Interislander Big Tahuna on Saturday March 31.

The discount code for The Interislander Big Tahuna is NELSONSWIMSERIES2018

The price goes up on Friday night, so get the 20% discount on the lower price by putting in your entry on Friday. Enter online at oceanswim.co.nz

 

Sand to Surf, Mt Maunganui

Davey Boles bolted away to win the Sand to Surf ocean swim over 2.6km at Mt Maunganui this morning.

Boles recorded 29min 34 sec to win from Nelson’s own Luke Kelly in 30min 34sec. Luke was first in his M20-24 age group.

Other Nelson results:

(Overall position, race no, name, time, gender, gender placing, age group, age group placing)

2 0249 LUKE KELLY 00:30:39 2 M 2 M20-24 1
18 0273 TERRY BONE 00:33:00 18 M 16 M45-49 1
40 0296 ANDREW MARTIN 00:34:39 40 M 28 M55-59 1
9 0580 HAMISH NEILL 00:35:05 49 M 36 M55-59 3

 

73 0533 BEN VAN DYKE 00:36:55 73 M 51 M65-69 1
107 0074 BARRY THOMAS 00:39:07 107 M 70 M55-59 5
139 0059 JANIS CRAMPTON 00:40:23 139 F 49 F55-59 3  view
141 0477 KIRSTIN RAMSAY 00:40:35 141 F 50 F35-39 3
154 0121 DICK BENNISON 00:41:04 154 M 97 M60-64 3  view
155 0514 REBECCA HOLLINGSWORTH 00:41:09 155 F 58 F25-29 9
159 0429 PETER COLBERT 00:41:14 159 M 101 M65-69 3
170 0092 DEREK EATON 00:41:38 170 M 111 M75-79 1
402 0570 SUE PETRIE 00:49:15 402 F 149 F50-54 11
58 0098 RICHARD JOHNSON 00:51:13 458 M 283 M65-69 13

Port Nelson swim, March 8

Very nice swim to finish the season – just over 1500m for the long swim, calm conditions, not much current on the return leg from the black boat.

Here’s the results.

Results in finish order

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Here’s the final points.

Story on Sportzhub

Port Nelson swim, March 1

Low tide is at 4.19pm, so it’ll be an incoming tide. That means the flow will be from the south, so we’ll swim towards it close to shore, angling out into the current for the return journey..

Turned out to be near perfect for a swim of 1600m for the long swim, a big loop around the harbour.

Here’s the results in age group order

Here’s the results in finish order

Points are now sorted as best of 11, with one week of competition to go. Here’s the points to date

Port Nelson swim, February 22

Tonight’s swim has been cancelled. Following the recent rain, NCC has issued a swim warning which will be in place until at least tomorrow.

Apologies for this – we’ll resume swimming next week (March 1).

Port Nelson swim, February 15

Turned out to be a great swim. The sea was calm, the sun was out, the current was barely there and the water didn’t taste bad at all. To the delight of some, the reduced field – the lowest this summer – gave the chance to pick up some points.

Featured photo: Jude Vincent and Jane Alloway were very happy with the swim. Janice Coyle captured some wonderful photos tonight.

Here’s the results in age group order.

Here’s the results in finish order

Photos, by Janice Coyle 

Story on Sportzhub

Points to date.

 

The Interislander Big Tahuna on March 31 – coming up quickly. Remember, there are four distances on offer, so something for everyone. You can enter at oceanswim.co.nz and get a 20% discount by using the code NELSONSWIMSERIES2018.

Super Early Pricing ends on February 17. by using the code prior to this date you not only get the cheapest entry price but you also get 20% off that. If you’ve entered by February 17 you’ll be in the draw for a $150 prize pack.

The 20% code can continue to be used up until the event, but prices will be higher.

Port Nelson swim, February 8, 2018

What a great swim. If we get more high tide opportunities, this seems like a popular option – give us your thoughts.

After a look at the tide tables, it doesn’t seem that there’s one suitable for another beach swim this season. We’ll definitely put some on the season for next year.

We had 156 swimmers, in perfect conditions.

Here’s the results in age group order.

Here’s the results in finish order.

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Points to date

This week’s story can be seen on your mobile device at The Nelson App.

The Interislander Big Tahuna on March 31 – coming up quickly. Remember, there are four distances on offer, so something for everyone. You can enter at oceanswim.co.nz and get a 20% discount by using the code NELSONSWIMSERIES2018.

Super Early Pricing ends on February 17. by using the code prior to this date you not only get the cheapest entry price but you also get 20% off that. If you’ve entered by February 17 you’ll be in the draw for a $150 prize pack.

The 20% code can continue to be used up until the event, but prices will be higher.

 

Port Nelson sea swim, February 1

It won’t come as any surprise – tonight’s swim is cancelled!!!

 

Low tide is at 5.22pm – and it’s very low, but it’ll be coming in so it’s possible to set courses going south against the flow and coming back wider out.

However, here’s the weather forecast for Thursday:

“Rain setting in early, with heavy falls. Northerlies rising to gale, possibly severe, turning westerly in the evening.”

Those westerly winds will be coming right at us, so there’s bound to be some questions about whether we swim. We’ll make a call as early as possible (no later than 3pm) and put the decision on this page and on our Facebook page