We will be on the beach in front of the Pilchard Inn from 3.00pm. Please check in and collect your hat by 4.30 pm ready for the safety briefing.
The race will start at 5.45 pm (approximately) from the front of the Pilchard Inn. The exact timing will be determined by the weather and state of the tide, please check the final race instructions (sent by email) for confirmation of the exact race time.
If conditions are considered too rough, the swim will start further up the estuary closer towards Bantham and we may need to start the race earlier.
Wetsuits are STRONGLY recommended, unless you are a very experienced open water swimmer and are able to have warm clothing on the Bigbury side - please remember you have signed a disclaimer and swim at your own risk.
Please Note - All participants must be able to swim 2km in 50 minutes (or less), if a swimmer falls too far behind the main group we reserve the right to remove that swimmer from the water to ensure everyone's safety
The swim will be from the beach at Bigbury to the Quay at Bantham. The exact start position will be decided on the day and depends on prevailing weather conditions.
On entering the water at Bigbury, swimmers must follow the line of boating buoys and then keep to the Bigbury (left) side of the water until Jenkins Quay (the pink/red boathouse) is visible on the Bantham side of the estuary. At this point, swimmers should switch to the Bantham side of the water for the rest of the race.
Make sure that the marshalls at the end of the swim (Bantham Quay) have registered your number (we don’t want to send out search parties unnecessarily !) – shout your number out LOUD
The run will be from the Quay to Bantham – take care when running on the main Bantham road, it can be very busy if the weather is good. Don't panic if running is not your thing, most participants walk and chat up this bit !
As you finish your run, you will be handed a numbered ball showing your finish position in the Aquathon (plus there are special balls for first, second and third man and woman).
Once you have received your ball, place it into a bucket labelled with your village’s name. The best village will be calculated thus:
30 points for first place, 20 for 2nd, and 10 for 3rd, one point for all other finishers.
Tick your number off the finish register
The best spot to watch the swim is the Ham at Bantham. The run is best viewed near the gate to the beach carpark at Bantham
The prizes will be presented at the Sloop. Thanks for entering and a big thanks to BSC, BSLC and to our sponsors The Sloop and Wollens
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