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OWSS RaceParty

OWSS RaceParty

Date/Place: 

30th Nov 2019 (SAT)  
Victoria Recreation Club(VRC), Deep Water Bay 

Nature of Sports: 

Open Water Swim Race, 2.8km Solo or 1.4km x 2 Relay, Handicap start

Race Agenda: 

  • 12:45 - 13:15 

Assemble at registration table by VRC shore, 

Check-in,

body marking,

Collect safety buoy (if ordered during sign-up online) & warm up.

  • 13:20

Race briefing

  • 13:30

Race Start Solo Female & Female Relay team 1st leg (Handicap start, Female swimmers commencing their start 5 mins earlier)

  • 13:35 

Race Start Solo Male & Male/Mixed Relay team 1st leg

  • 15:00 -17:00 

Awards, lottery, snacks & drinks.  

Entry Fees:

  • Racer :$275 (2.8km)

  • Relay team of 2 : $520 (1.4km each leg)

  • Guest (5yo or older) :$200

  • Guest (5yo or younger): Free 

  • Swimming buoy (optional purchase): $220 (Collect buoy during the race day)

  • Registration deadline 29th Nov (FRI) 8pm 

Top finishers Prizes : 

Top 10  swimmers (individual or 2nd leg relay team) crossing the finish line will receive prize.

Lottery:

Lottery will be held after prize ceremony for swimmers & guests

Food/Drinks:

Beer/Soft Drinks and Finger food including hot dogs, dumplings, chicken wings, and spring rolls will be provided.

 Other drinks available from kisok with Octopus card. 

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, and fully expected to finish within the CUTOFF TIME of  90mins for 2.8km  

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

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

  5. Wetsuit is allowed.

  6. Safety buoy is mandatory during the race.​

Course Map :

  • Solo: Water start from outside VRC pontoon, swim to the waypoint 1, waypoint 2 , waypoint 1,  waypoint 2, then back to VRC

  • Relay :Water start from outside VRC pontoon,1st leg swim to the waypoint 1, waypoint 2,  Handover at VRC poontoon, 2nd leg to waypoint 1 , waypoint 2, then back to VRC

Waypoint 1 - Canister @ pumping station

Waypoint 2 - Yellow Buoy

Transportation to VRC Deep Water Bay:

  • MTR: get off from Ocean Park MTR station, and 15-20mins walk along Mill & Chung Path 

  • Bus : 6X, 260

  • Driving - Public Parking is available at Island Road, Deep Water Bay.