Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim 2017
MARCH 26th 2017
Event website: www.nevistostkittscrosschannelswim.com
The swim distance is 2.5miles (4km) from Oualie Beach on Nevis across the 'Narrows' to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts.
The 2017 swim will be the 15th annual Bente Weber memorial swim and it continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusists and adventurers alike. They will take on the best open ocean swimmers in the region and the world.
In 2014 the event saw a record number of finishers (184) and in 2011 the current course record was set by Olivier Marceau in a time of 58:09.
2015 was very special for Nevis as the top spot was taken for us by Valerie Gregoire, with other athletes also featuring on their respective age group podiums, Alex Isles, Christopher Weinpahl, and Jennifer Harding.
One of the attractions of this event is that it is not only a race but also a challenge, so for those not so fast or competent swimmers please feel free to use fins or a snorkel mask to get you across the beautiful 'Narrows'.
2016 was the very first time in 14 years that the race was forced to be rerouted due to adverse weather and safety concerns, the new route took swimmers along the Nevis coastline to the Four Seasons resort restaurant Mango's. A challenging 5km swim that proved almost as much of a challenge as the 'Narrows' for some swimmers.
This year we will partner with the Special Olympics organization of St Kitts & Nevis, as we help to raise both awareness of their activities and their incredible athletes, plus much needed funds for future and ongoing projects.
Yes, you can!
RACING - Competition class: only regulation swimwear and goggles allowed, prize category.
ASSISTED - Challenge category: for those persons wishing to use fins, snorkels, masks, wetsuits, and/or flippers, non prize category.
(before January 31st 2017) US$75.00
(before February 28th 2016) US$80.00
(after March 1st 2016) US$85.00
(*Race Day*) US$95.00
THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:
- Finisher Medal
- Swim Cap
- Chip timing
- Rescue boats and kayaks in case you need to rest, feed or stop.
- Prizes and a breakfast party on St.Kitts after the swim
- One way Boat transportation (from St. Kitts or Nevis before or after the swim)
Under 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, Over 60
Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female in all categories.
* SPecial event prize of US$500 cash to anyone who breaks the current course record *
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION:
Boat travel from St Kitts, boats will leave Reggae Beach bar dock from 06.30.
Swimmers must bring proof of registration to secure free boat passage.
Swimmers must attend the pre race safety briefing.
Swimmers must wear the official race caps issued at the start.
CANCELLATION POLICY NEVIS~ST KITTS CHANNEL SWIM
With the registration to the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim, the following conditions are valid automatically and without any exceptions.
An entry spot may not be carried over to the next year, given to another person or used for another event.
Nevis law is applicable, place of jurisdiction is Nevis.
Until 28 February 2017
33% cancellation fee
From 1 March 2017
100% cancellation fee - No refund