Registration – If you would like to register your relay team today and wish to be invoiced please enter the word manualpayment into the discount code field.
Still finding your team members? – Secure your team place by registering with your details only by selecting ‘I will invite my team members later’ then email the rest of your teams email address to email@example.com so the organisers can add your team members to your team registration page and they will then be required so input some personal details and accept the events terms and conditions.
Event Start – Skippers + Teams will meet in Sark (exact location to be confirmed). On race morning at approx. 08:00 captains will be asked notify Race HQ that the team are on their way to start location.
Race Start/Finish – Boats will be lined up on the shore of Sark (skippers will know the exact location in due course). Once at the teams boat the swimmers are free to start their swim challenge. The first swimmer will get in the water and start swimming when they hear the start horn. Swim teams will then rotate every hour until they reach Greve De Lecq Bay. The swimmer in the water at the time will swim ashore and run through the finish flags which will be visible on the beach
Relay Swimming Legs – Two, three, four, five and six swimmers can make up a swimming relay team. Each swimmer will swim for 1 hour before rotating with a team member. Depending on team time some swimmers will swim once and some twice.
Should you need additional swimmers or wish to join a team then we can help, just let us know and we will support you to find a team/swimmer.
Safety Boat – Each swim team is responsible to provide their own safety boat to stay with the team throughout the entire challenge. We kindly ask you to liaise on your safety boat with our swim co-ordinator Simon O’Donogue prior to the event, you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Distances – The swim relay is controlled by times and not distance, each swimmer will swim for 1 hour before rotating to the next team member. There could be interpretations of this course, your skipper will be provided hourly way points however as in last year you will see there was lots of clever interpretation.
Key Event Dates /Timings
SKIPPERS MEETING: Wednesday 28 July at 6pm
RACE PACK COLLECTION (Team Captains only: Wednesday 28 July at 6pm)
SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021
08:00 All boats must be on their way to Sark
09:30 All boats must be moored on the shore of Sark (exact location to be confirmed) and on the start line ready to go!
09:50 First swimmers in the water
10:00 SWIM RACE START!
18:00 Expected first team at the finish
19:00 Expected time fo last teams to be finishing
Post-event food & drinks (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
19:30 Prize Giving
Other useful information/Kit List:
- Plenty of Food & Drink
- Jelly Babies
- Hot drinks in a flask are great
- Lots of fluids
- Fully Charged Mobile phone (For Tracking) with the Race Nation App downloaded and logged in (for tracking)
- Spare mobile phone or charger in case your phone battery runs out
- Appropriate clothing for weather conditions (bring blankets and warm clothing for finish)
- Towel x2
- Sun cream and other on-water protection from the sun/wind/rain!
- Some things that are nice to have
- Vaseline or Anti Chaff cream
- Anti-mist google spray
- Please note that there will be no toilet facilities on the boats (be prepared to use natural facilities (sea) or bring a bucket.
Please note the above will not be provided by the organisers and so it is the challenger’s responsibility to bring on the day.
For any additional swim questions, please contact Simon O’Donoghue – email@example.com
Important Event Information for sign up
For the sake of safety, every entrant must first demonstrate that they are fit and capable to participate in this endurance event before being allowed to take on the challenge.
Simon O’Donoghue will be conducting a preliminary swim on Saturday 3 July at 9:30am, St.Catherines (meet in front of the cafe). This is not compulsory but is advised to meet other team members, challengers and to ensure you are comfortable with the distance.
You may be asked to submit a swim medical form and organisers will contact you if this is required.
Swim Fact Sheet
All swimmers will be sent a swim fact sheet with all the information they need.
Post Race Prize-giving and Drinks
There will be a short prize-giving and finger food available after the event (this is included within your ticket price) and a cash bar will be available to purchase any drinks.
*Subject to final permissions from Sark Authorities and the Government of Jersey Safe Event Framework.
Event Terms & Conditions can be found here.