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Hong Kong

Emerald Bay Classic

Open Water Swim Race, 4.2km / 1.4km, Wave Start by Distance

Date/Place: 

1st OCT 2019 (TUE)  
Victoria Recreation Club(VRC), Tai Mong Chai, Sai Kung, Hong Kong 

Entry Fees : 

  1. 1.4km & 4.2km race

    • Early bird       : $260 (until Sept 15th) 

    • Standard        : $300 (until Sept 22th)

    • Last chance  : $350 (until Sept 27th)

  2. Swimming buoy (Optional purchase)

    • $275  (Collect buoy during the race day)

Prizes : 

  1. For 1.4km, Medals for each Age Group category (Male / Female, 19 & Below / 20 - 39 / 40 & Above). 

  2. For 4.2km, Medals for each Age Group category (Male / Female, 19 & Below / 20 - 39 / 40 - 49 / 50 & Above). 

Rules & Regulations:

  1. Declaration of responsibility is required for all swimmers

  2. No one should join the race unless he/she is physically fit, in excellent health,

  3. Swimmers and fully expected to finish within the Cutoff Time(s)

    • 1,4km course, cut off time is 45mins 

    • 4.2km course, cut off time is 90mins , and an intermediate cut off time of 70mins at  2.8km.

  4. Swimmers may be asked to provide proof of competence. If fail to do so, one may not be allowed to race.

  5. Swimmers must obey instructions to kayakers, helpers & personnel of the race.

  6. Swimmers will take full responsibility & safety during the race.

  7. Wetsuit is Not allowed.

  8. Safety buoy is Mandatory during the race.

  9. Breaststroke is Not allowed

Special Offer:

Sign up for any 2 of races ( DWB Time Trial - 8/25, EMB Classics - 10/1 , McBean MIC -11/3 )  will receive a JAKED bath size microfiber towel.​​

Agenda : 

  • 8:15am - 9:15am 

Assemble at check-in point by the sea side of VRC,   Check-in, body marking, collect safety buoy(if ordered during sign up) & warm up.

  • 9:20am 

Race briefing

  • 9:30am

Race start 4.2km (Wave 1) 

  • 9:40am

Race Start 1.4km (Wave 2) 

  • 11:00am

Awards

Course Map :

  • 1.4km course - Water Start from Buoy “1”, swim to Buoys “2”, “3” and “1”, climb up the pontoon & run to finish point.

  • ​4.2km course - Water Start from Buoy “1”, swim to Buoys “2”, “3” and “1”,  complete 3 loops , climb up the pontoon & run to finish point.

Transportation:

Shuttle Bus - Pick up point from Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Choi Hung MTR - click HERE for more details

Public Transport - Take Mini Bus No.9 (Sai Kung City - Lady MacLehose Holiday Village), get off at the stop of "Outward Bound School, then 5 mins walk to VRC

Driving - Public Parking is available at Tai Mong Chai road. 10mins walk  to  VRC.

Victoria Recreation Club Address:

DD 252 Lot 316 , Tai Mong Tsai
210 Tai Mong Tsai Road
Sai Kung , New Territories