Sunday 13 November 2016
Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim
|8.15am - 9.15am
||Port of Airlie - Hamilton Island
|9.30am - 10.30am
||Hamilton Island - Whitehaven Beach
||Race Briefing - Whitehaven Beach
|2.00pm - 3.00pm
||Whitehaven Beach - Hamilton Island
|3.15pm - 4.15pm
||Hamilton Island - Port of Airlie
Please note that the above times are subject to change, all competitors will receive confirmation closer to the event date.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
How to Enter
Click here to enter online
Online entries close Tuesday 8 November at 5.00pm. Race entries will be capped for this event. Should the quota not be reached then entries will be accepted up to and including race day
$100.00 per competitor (incl. race entry, race kit, event shirt and return ferry transfers ex Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island)
$60.00 per spectator (incl. return ferry transfers ex Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island)
Junior Swim registrations:
$70 per junior competitor (incl. race entry, race kit, event shirt and return transfers ex Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island).
||350m Junior Ocean Swim
||750m Ocean Swim incl. anything goes
||2km Ocean Swim
Competitors in the 2km and 750m swim must be a minimum of 13 years old as at 31 December 2016.
Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.
Age Group Men and Women:
Age as at 31 December 2016
Further age categories may be added closer to the event. This will be dependent on numbers and ages of participants entered.
Whitehaven Swim course map
Pre Event Participation
You must ensure that you have trained sufficiently and are physically capable of completing the event within your current level of health and fitness. You must also ensure at all times during the event that you are performing well within your level of skill and ability for each of the three disciplines. To not abide by these conditions can create potentially dangerous situation for your self and other competitors.
Registration and Race Kit Collection
Saturday 12 November
1.30pm - 5.00pm: Bougainvilla Marquee, Hamilton Island
Sunday 22 November
7.30am - 8.15am: Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach
11.00am - 11.30am: Whitehaven Beach - Private Boats Only
IT IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL SWIMMERS TO REGISTER DURING THESE TIMES Please bring a printed copy of your receipt.
- You must show identification (Drivers License, Passport etc)
In your Race Kit you will receive race briefing notes (please read thoroughly), race numbers, sponsor product and your event shirt. You will also receive your timing chip, ferry boarding pass (wrist band) and confirmation of your ferry departure time at Race Kit Collection.
Race Briefing / Race Start
You will receive a written race briefing at Race Kit Collection – Please read carefully. There will be a compulsory race briefing on Sunday 13 November on Whitehaven Beach, 11.30am. Any competitor not at the briefing will not be able to compete.
Cruise Whitsundays Transfers
Registered competitors and spectators utilising the chartered ferry services ex Port of Airlie and Hamilton Island, Sunday 13 November, do not have to pay any additional costs.
Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you withdraw on race day prior the race start, please advise an Official at Race Kit Collection or at the Officials Marquee located on Whitehaven Beach. The cancellation fee is 100% should you withdraw on race day. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the Officials Marquee and advise the closest Official that you have withdrawn.
The cancellation fee is 100% should you withdraw during the race.
Should you cancel your registration in writing prior to 5pm Tuesday 8 November you will receive a full refund, less any processing fees. NO REFUND will be applicable after 5pm Tuesday 8 November 2016.
This is a non-sanctioned event. This is a NON-WETSUIT event, swim skins are permissible but any suit or device that aids buoyancy or propulsion will not be allowed. Should you be found wearing any of these you will be disqualified. Any athlete found taking a shortcut will be disqualified.
Changes to Entry
Changes can be made to your race entry prior to the event day via your event website login.
This is a non sanctioned event. It is strongly advised that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your stay, especially for international competitors. Under the Australian Health Act, all non-Australians are not covered financially for personal injury. If you do have an accident you must pay for your own medical expenses. Therefore it is essential for you to obtain adequate personal medical insurance.
Race Results will be posted at the Bougainvillaea Marquee prior to race presentations commencing. Results will also be available via the Multi Sport Australia website on the day following the event.
Prize money and great products to be won.
There must be a minimum of five (5) participants in the one category to qualify for prizes.
Race Presentations will be held at the Bougainvillea Marquee, Sunday 13 November 2016, 6.00pm. Food Stalls and cash bar will be available.