Butterfield GSA Chip Shop Swims 2019
07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
Butterfield GSA Chip Shop Distance Event 2019
This is an open water swim event which will be held in the bays surrounding the beautifully picturesque West Coast in the Channel Island of Guernsey.
There will be wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories.
Friday 7th June 2019 7:15pm start (conditions allowing)
1.0km & 3.0km (approx.)
The 3.0km course will be swum one way starting on the beach at Vazon and passing around the Hommet headland to finish on the golden sands of Cobo Bay. The 1km course will be swum within the waters of Cobo Bay.
These swims are open to anyone who is over the age of 18 on the day of the event and who is confident swimming in open water.
All swimmers should wear a wetsuit for added buoyancy and safety. If you wish to swim without a wetsuit you must confirm your intention to do so by answering the non-wetsuit question at the end of registration and acknowledging the non-wetsuit disclaimer. This will then need to be approved by a GSA organiser.
If the sea temperature is below 16 degrees all swimmers may be asked to swim in a wetsuit.
Parking and Access
Parking is available in the public car parks at Cobo Bay and next to Vistas at Vazon. The 1.0km event starts and finishes at Cobo Bay and the 3.0km event starts at Vazon Beach and finishes at Cobo Bay. Swimmers will need to car share from Cobo to Vazon, or take a 20 minute walk.
There are toilet facilities at Vazon Beach to the side of Vistas Restaurant and next to Cobo Kiosk. Refreshments are available at Crabby Jacks, Vazon and The Rockmount, Cobo Bay. All competitors will be rewarded with a portion of Cobo Chip Shop chips.
This course will involve swimming near rocks......your personal vigilance will be needed.
There will be First Aiders present and suitable kayak and watercraft cover throughout the course.
We reserve the right to cancel, change the venue or the course of this open water swim in the event that condtions are deemed unsuitable.
Entrants should have experience of open water swimming. It is a demanding sport and those entering this event do so entirely at their own risk and with the capability to comfortably complete their chosen distance within the guide time:
3km guide time : 75 minutes
1km guide time : 40 minutes
Registration 6:00pm - 6:30pm Cobo Chip Shop slipway (The Finish)
Pre Event Briefing(both distances) 6.30pm - 6.40pm Cobo Chip Shop slipway
3.0km Event Briefing 7.05pm Vazon slipway (Vistas...3km Start)
1.0km 3.0km Start time 7:15pm (conditions allowing)
Entry Fees 1km £16.00 (from release until 5th June closing date)
3km £22.00 (from release until 5th June closing date)
Recorded times will be published shortly after the event for those swimmers who have chosen this option.
Accomodation Guernsey is a beautiful holiday destination. www.visitguernsey.com for more information.
For any further information about the event please contact one of the organisers:
Jacqueline Hunt 07911 719109
Jennifer Roussel 07781 427189
|15 May 2019||£22.00|
|09 Jun 2019||£16.00|
Dates and Status
Places Available/Total: ??/75
|Butterfield GSA Vazon to Cobo Distance Event 3.0km||07 Jun 2019||15 May 2019|
|Butterfield GSA Cobo Distance Event 1.0km||09 Jun 2019||09 Jun 2019|