Swim news, December 3
This week’s Thursday high tide is at 9pm at 3.9m. Swim time at 6.15 will be with an incoming tide approximately mid-cycle, so we should have a moderate flow up the harbour.
Both courses this week will head south from the ramp against the tide so it will pay to stay in close to shore.
The short course will turn around a buoy or boat off the boat shed, return to a buoy off the ramp and into the finish. Approx 450m.
The long course will head further south to a boat or buoy south of the boat shed and then turn out and head to the white channel marker (Dolphin), round the marker and head back to the buoy off the ramp and into the finish. Approx 1000m.
Numbers are building up so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get registered before the 6pm cutoff.
It is important that we get under way on time, particularly as the swims get longer, so that we don’t keep our volunteers in the kayaks and surf life saving beyond the agreed time frames.
Our use of the yacht club facilities is a privilege, please respect it and don’t use the yacht club carpark that is reserved for their members, also please leave your dogs at home and no bikes south of the ramp.
Clements Endurance Swim Sunday, December 7
The First Splash, race one of the series, sets off from Tahuna Beach to the yacht club on Sunday morning at 10.45. If you haven’t entered and want to, now is the time. Enter through the website.
If you’re already registered with Thursday swims, you can add the endurance races and get any discounts – or you can just roll up at the beach and pay the full $15.
Race registration on Sunday morning from 10am. Distance is 2km. There will be a short option starting from the Richardson St steps approximately 20 minutes after the long course start.
Short course swimmers still need to register at the beach and then walk to the start at Richardson St.