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A Sea Swim in the River Tay Estuary

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Championship Discovery Mile
Distance 1 miles - Tide Assisted
Date of Swim Saturday 2nd of September, 2017
Time of Swim 13:00
Entry Cost £20
Closing Date Saturday 19th of August, 2017
Eligibility All Welcome
Age Groups

Junior - 13 to 16 years in year of swim.

Senior - 17 years and over in year of swim.

Tide Ebbing
Stroke(s) Freestyle


Briefing Briefing will take place in the Dundee Sailing Club which is located on the Grassy Beach at 12.30am. There are changing facilities and toilets on the premises.
Start Swimmers will enter the water from the grassy beach, 10 yards west of the Royal Tay Yacht Club, forming a line facing down-river. The race will start by lowering of a flag and by the sound of a whistle of loud-hailer. You will be advised which at the briefing.
Course This is a self-navigated point to point swim on the ebb of the tide finishing at the south west side of the harbour at Broughty Ferry . You will be advised to swim round the RNLI walkway and swim into the big harbour at beach crescent before touching the wall at the finish. The swim is being run under Fina and SASA rules.
Finish By touching the south west corner of the YEAABA pier, Broughty Ferry. There will be a red and white finish sign draped over the south west wall. N.B. A swimmer finishing, but missing the "touch" due to tidal conditions will be accorded a certificate but no official time or place in the race.
Costumes Traditional costumes must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg. This swim includes a wetsuit category, in which wetsuits/ body suits are allowed. Two swimming caps may be worn. Costumes shall be in keeping with SASA regulations
Drone Use A flying camera (sometimes known as a drone or quadcopter) has been organised to film this event under remote operation by an experienced pilot. Flying a drone within 50 metres of a person requires consent to be given under UK law, as defined by article 166 and 167 of the Air Navigation Order, published by the Civil Aviation Authority. In order to capture the widest range of perspectives, the pilot would like your permission to reduce this restriction to 5 metres. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Presentation Presentation will be at the YeAABA Clubhouse on the pier following the swim, where refreshments will be available. The following Categories will be awarded:


Junior Girls Championship
Ian D. Hunter Salver
Senior Ladies Championship
Barbara Johnston Salver
Junior Boys Championship
Ian D. Hunter Salver
Senior Gents Championship
Alistair Johnston Salver


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



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