The 2500m Open Water event
The 2500m course is from the Middle Brighton Pier, anti-clockwise around a ‘box’ of buoys and then clockwise around the breakwater and Royal Brighton Yacht Club marina, finishing on the beach in front of the yacht club. See the course map below.
To allow yachts to leave the Yacht Club marina after 10:00 AM , any slow swimmers who have not reached the Marina entrance (2,000 m from the Start) by 10:00 AM will if necessary be assisted by the Lifesavers if there is a safety concern.
The pier and the walkways provide excellent spectator viewing. Food stalls will be provided on the lawns adjoining the pier and baths. Change tents and gear storage are next to the side of the Yacht Club, near the Pier. A rinse-down shower will be provided on the beach
The open water events comprise male and female age groups and an Open Divisions (any age).
Swimmers will receive an event T Shirt, colour-coded swim cap and a sports bar. At the finish, swimmers will receive water and fruit.
- Registration Desk (for 2500m event) opens 7:30 am. Register and collect timing bands at least 30 mts prior to each wave start
- Start – all Men’s Divisions 9:00 am
- Start- all Women’s Divisions 9:05 am
For detailed Swim Instructions, click here.