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A Sea Swim in the River Tay Estuary

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Championship Club Single Tay
Distance 1 miles - Crossing the river
Date of Swim Saturday 4th of June, 2016
Time of Swim 14:30
Entry Cost £20 (£12 if supplying own Boat & Crew
Closing Date Wednesday 4th of May, 2016
Eligibility First Claim Club Members
Age Groups

Junior - 13 to 16 years in year of swim.

Senior - 17 years and over in year of swim.

Tide High Tide
Stroke(s) Freestyle/Breaststroke


Briefing Briefing will take place on the day at Tayport Harbour Car Park at 14:00, prompt. The briefing will take place outdoors so please ensure you have appropriate warm clothing
Start On the starters/referees instruction, swimmers should promptly access the water via the harbour slipway or ladder, and line up with their backs to the harbour wall, west of the harbour entrance. Start will be by loud hailer or whistle.
Course This is a point-to-point, across the tide-ways swim from Tayport Harbour to Broughty Ferry Harbour, and the line is as straight as the currents and your ability permits. You MUST follow your boat at all times. This swim is run under YeAABA club champiionship rules.
Finish By touching the river-facing wall of the YeAABA pier (a red & white finish sign will be displayed). N.B. A swimmer finishing, but missing the touch due to tidal conditions will be accorded with a certificate but no official time or place in the race.
Costumes Only traditional (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) swimming costumes/trunks will be permitted. NO WETSUITS, NO BODYSUITS. Two swimming caps may be worn.
Presentation Presentation of Awards will take place after the swim at the YeAABA clubhouse. The following Categories will be awarded:


Junior Boys Championship
W.M Galloway Trophy
Senior Gents Championship
Douglas Sherrifs Trophy
Senior Gents Breaststroke
Netta Spence Trophy
Junior Girls Championship
W.G Anderson Trophy
Senior Ladies Championship
William Lindsay Trophy
Senior Ladies Breaststroke
Netta Spence Trophy


In addition to the annual awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category will be awarded a unique
‘Ian D. McIntosh’ medal in Gold, Silver or Bronze. All finishers will receive a personalized certificate.



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