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A Sea Swim in the River Tay Estuary

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Championship Double Tay
Distance 2 miles - Return Crossing of the river
Date of Swim Saturday 22nd of July, 2017
Time of Swim 14:00
Entry Cost £25 (£15 if supplying own Boat & Crew
Closing Date Thursday 22nd of June, 2017
Eligibility First & Second 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 the YeAABA Clubhouse Car Park at 13:30, 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 form a line across the harbour mouth. Start wil be by loud hailer or whistle.
Course This is a point-to-point, double crossing of the river across the tide-ways, from Broughty Ferry Harbour, to touch and turn at the river facing wall west of Tayport Harbour entrance and return 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 will be run YeAABA Club Championship 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 Girls Championship
The Grant Rooney Trophy
Senior Ladies Championship
Ella Kydd Memorial Trophy
Senior Ladies Breaststroke
Evelyn Kirkland Memorial Trophy
Junior Boys Championship
Jim Davidson Trophy
Senior Gents Championship
YeAABA Tay Swim Trophy
Senior Gents Breaststroke
Joyce McIntosh 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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