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A Sea Swim in the River Tay Estuary

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Championship Woodhaven
Distance 1 miles -
Date of Swim Sunday 23rd of July, 2017
Time of Swim 13:30
Entry Cost £30 (£16 if supplying own Boat & Crew
Closing Date Friday 23rd 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 Making
Stroke(s) Freestyle/Breaststroke


Briefing Briefing will take place on the day at the YeAABA Clubhouse Car Park at 13:00, 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 form a line facing up river. Start will be by loud hailer or whistle.
Course This is a point-to-point, up river swim using the flow of the river, on a diagonal course across the river and it's tide-ways, which will take swimmers through one of the first five spans of the Road Bridge at the Fife side, then continues across the bay passing the old Ferry Station at Newport to the slipway at Woodhaven. 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 under YeAABA Club Championship rules.
Finish By touching the slipway at Woodhaven (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 Will be courtesy of the Wormit Boating Club on completion of the swim, where refreshments will be available. The following Categories will be awarded:


Junior Girls Championship
Scottish Water Operation Sheild
Senior Ladies Championship
Broughty Ferry/Woodhaven Womens Sheild
Senior Ladies Breaststroke
Junior Boys Championship
Scottish Water PFI Sheild
Senior Gents Championship
Broughty Ferry/Woodhaven Mens Sheild
Senior Gents Breaststroke


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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