A quick overview of the event - Detail information to be provided in 2018 racebook.
About the swim: The challenge is to swim about 16KM in distance around one of Perhentian Islands called Pulau Besar. The Perhentian Islands are a small group of beautiful, coral-fringed islands off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. 2018 is the 2nd edition of the event. It was started in 2017.
Swim Course : Marathon Swim around Perhentian Island Besar (Anti-clockwise)
Distance : Aprox.16km Starting and ending from Teluk Pauh Beach
Estimated time to swim: Between 3.5 - 7 hours (16Km)
Flag off : 7:30am - Cut off 14:30pm (7hours)
Event Date: Saturday – 6th Oct 2018
Support requirement: Every swimmer must have a boat to escort throughout the race - one to one. A swimmer may bring his/her own feeder or opt for a feeder arranged by organizer (additional fee). A boat will be arranged by organizer.
Race Course: The race will consist on swimming around island, no further than 200m from the shore. The only location further than 200m is where the crossing at Flora Bay, swimmers will swim via an imaginary straight accross the bay.
The event is patrolled with governmental rescue teams such APM, Bomba and also Aquaputra life-saving academy team. Medical team is also presence.
Water temperature:It will be around 28-31 ° C
Commemorative Trophy with position
Certificate for Finisher
Registration + Boat + Skipper- RM1390
Registration : www.malaysiaopenwaterswimming.com
The Minimum age for participation is 18 years.
Friday Oct 5 , 2018 - Technical Briefing & Dinner at a panel chalet/hotel
Saturday Oct 6, 2018 - Site registration at Teluk Pauh Jetty (Perhentian Island Resort) at 6:00 am, Flag off at 7:30am, cut-off 2:30pm
The award ceremony will be at 6:00pm Saturday at the panel hotel
Recommended Accomodations: The Coral View, The Barats, The Reef, Perhentian Island Resort, The Mama's , all are walking distance to the starting venue.
2017 race report by Sofian; one of participants:
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