Firth of Forth 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017

South Queensferry: South Queensferry Pier, South Queensferry, United Kingdom

Swimming


Activities

  • Open water swim - Wetsuit - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim-1.4 miles - Skins - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim- Wetsuit - already have a See Swim or Vigour Visibility Bag (pls note no other brand will be accepted) - Individual Age group/open
  • Open water swim- Skins - already have a See Swim or Vigour Visibility Bag (pls note no other brand will be accepted) - Individual Age group/open

Description

Queensferry, also called South Queensferry or simply "The Ferry", is a town to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. Until 1975 it was a Royal Burgh in the county of West Lothian. It is located some ten miles to the north west of the city centre, on the shore of the Firth of Forth between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge, approximately 8 miles (13 km) from Edinburgh Airport. Queensferry is referred to as South Queensferry in order to distinguish it from North Queensferry. Its population at the 2011 census was 9,026 based on the 2010 definition of the locality.[1]

There were ferries at Queensferry until 1964 when the Forth Road Bridge was opened. Ferry services continue to run from the harbour to the islands within the Firth of Forth, including Inchcolm.

The swim takes place from South Queensferry to North Queensferry along the bridge which is a distance of 1.4 miles.

 The swim will take place at 10am with registration from 8:45am. 

 You can either bring your own kayaker along to support your swim or we can provide one for you for an additioanl fee.

 

Event details and schedule

 


 

Programme

 

 

 

10.00am

Registration opens (closes at 8:30)

12.00am

Briefing     – All competitors

12.30

Start            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrival

 

Once you have arrived on-site make your way to the registration tent area where our event team will complete your registration and answer any questions you may have. At registration each competitor will be body marked and receive a swim hat, your swim hat must be worn outermost during the duration of the swim. The timing will be provided by our partner company Racesplitter, there is no need for a chip timer.

 

 

 

Pre Race

 

On race day both competitors and spectators are advised to park in the designated areas only.

 

Transition will be open from 7.30am, only competitors and officials will be allowed access.

 

Verbal briefings from race organisers will take place at 8.35am. All competitors must be within registration area at this time, they will be registered with our Racesplitter timing team and a roll call count will take place to ensure your understanding of the swim layout, distances and procedures.

 

 

 

Safety Cover

 

Powered safety boats and kayaks will provide safety cover. 

 

 

 

The courses

 

Buoys on the loch will mark courses. The courses and details of the starts and finishes are shown on the following diagrams.

 

 

 

Any changes to the courses will be notified at the briefing.

 

 

 

 Spectators

 

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the event and cheer the competitors on, please be mindful of competitors and where necessary step out of the way of oncoming swimmers.

 

 

 

At the Finish

 

Bring warm clothes with you to ensure that you stay warm and dry after the event.

 

Post Race

 

Ensure that you re-hydrate and fuel properly.

 

 

 

Organised by

Vigour Events

PO BOX 2649, Glasgow

Phone: 0333 577 7946

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