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Port Nelson Swims – opening night, Thursday November 8, 2018

Uh Oh

Things are rotten at the yacht club – wind, waves and generally nasty weather, so sadly, tonight’s swim is cancelled. Things are looking much more positive next week – see you then.

 

There are signs of increased activity in the water as swimmers get back into the swing of things. It’s still brisk, but slowly warming up.

If you’re planning to swim this week, be sure to allow plenty of time to find a carpark and get checked in by 6pm.

The tides are quite big at the moment. Low tide Thursday is just before 5pm, so will be flowing in by the time we start.

Courses will start with a leg heading south from the yacht club ramp, keeping as close to shore as possible given the state of the tide, then turn right out into the channel, returning with the flow to the ramp.

Swimmers should be aware that there will be sailing activity from the yacht club ramp on Thursday nights. We will keep our activities to one side of the ramp and swimmers are asked to restrict their warmup to the area north of the ramp.

Results, photos and story will be on this page as soon as possible on Thursday night.

Haulashore Circuit Results

Here are the results from Clements Endurance Series, Haulashore Circuit, 2.8km.

Haulashore Overall Results

Haulashore Category Results

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

 

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, 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.

 

Sea Swim, January 4, 2018

The low tide made it difficult to get in and out, but conditions were perfect, the sea calm, no discernable current and the rain held off until we were finished.

Keep looking here over the next 24 hours for points table and news story.

Results in age group order.

Results in finish order.

Here’s the photos, by Jean Hodson and Peter Gibbs

Featured photo: tonight’s winner Hayden Squance.

Points to date

Here’s the story on Sportzhub.com

Story also on your mobile device at The Nelson App

Eyebright Mile, December 31, 2017

What a great way to wind up 2017. Conditions were near perfect. The tide hadn’t quite turned as we started, so there was the most gentle current to contend with at the start. Hayden Squance (24min 19sec) and Sierra Thomas (26.34) were the leading man and woman. Hayden’s time is the fastest recorded since the swims consistently began on the high tide a decade ago and can be regarded as the record in the modern era.

Featured photo: Hayden Squance

Results in finish order

Results in age group order.

Photos, by Janice Coyle

Here’s the Eyebright times over the years.

Stories are published now on The Nelson App (mobile devices) and Sportzhub.com

Sea Swim, Thursday December 28, 2018

High tide at 6.06pm, so plenty of water and very little current movement. The wind was something else. It made for a challenging swim but the general consensus was that it was testing – but fun.

The long swim covered just over 1000m, the short swim about 500m. Nobody had it easy, but it was achievable for most people, leaving them with a warm glow of satisfaction.

Featured photo: Luke Kelly pats himself on the head after another win, consolidating his position at the head of the points table.

Updated age group results.

Results in finish order.

Fine photos by Peter Gibbs and Jean Hodson

Here’s the points to date

Read the story on your mobile device at The Nelson App, or online at Sportzhub

Don’t forget the following swims:

9am Sunday December 31, Clements Endurance Swims Eyebright Mile (2km). Sign on at the Nelson Yacht Club from 8am and before race briefing at 8.45am.

9am Saturday January 6, Tata Swim (see www.tataswim.club)

8.30am, Sunday January 14, Clements Endurance Swims, 3.8km Ironman Challenge.

As part of our support for the Interislander Big Tahuna, we are helping out with signs advertising the event. If you live on any busy street or road in the region and have a nice front fence or lawn, would you like to volunteer a space for a few weeks leading up to the March 31 event? Email us at info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if you can help.

There are four different distances on offer at the Big Tahuna. To enter and obtain a 20% discount, go to oceanswim.co.nz and use the discount code NLESONSWIMSERIES18

Sea swim, December 21, 2017

Another perfect night – how lucky we are. The short race was over a course of about 500m, with the long swim nearly 800m.

Results in age group order

Results in finish order

Without our star photographer, everyone had a go behind the camera. It’s a mixed bag – here they are

Featured photo: In her first swim in the series, Aliesha Peacock, right, won a tight battle for first in the short event, just ahead of brother Mathew, who won the short race last week – also in his first swim in the series.

Points to date

You can read the story on your mobile device on The Nelson App, or on Sportzhub

Don’t forget the following swims:

9am Sunday December 1, Clements Endurance Swims Eyebright Mile (2km). Sign on at the Nelson Yacht Club from 8am and before race briefing at 8.45am.

9am Saturday January 6, Tata Swim (see www.tataswim.club)

8.30am, Sunday January 14, Clements Endurance Swims, 3.8km Ironman Challenge.

As part of our support for the Interislander Big Tahuna, we are helping out with signs advertising the event. If you live on any busy street or road in the region and have a nice front fence or lawn, would you like to volunteer a space for a few weeks leading up to the March 31 event? Email us at info@nelsontriclub.co.nz if you can help.

There are four different distances on offer at the Big Tahuna. To enter and obtain a 20% discount, go to oceanswim.co.nz and use the discount code NLESONSWIMSERIES18