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Butterfield GSA Chip Shop Swims 2019

07 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019

This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

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




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15 May 2019£22.00
09 Jun 2019£16.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Places Available/Total: ??/75

Status: Closed

EventDateClosing Date
Butterfield GSA Vazon to Cobo Distance Event 3.0km07 Jun 201915 May 2019
Butterfield GSA Cobo Distance Event 1.0km09 Jun 201909 Jun 2019

Vazon to Cobo, Castel, Guernsey, Channel Islands.