A quick overview of the event - Detail information to be provided in 2023 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. 2023 is the 5th 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 hr 30 min to 7 hr 30min (16Km)
Flag off : 8:00am - Cut off 15:15pm (7 hr 30 min)
Event Date: Saturday – 7th Oct 2022 Saturday
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. 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 across the bay.
Swimmer Safety/cut off time:
In the best interests of the health and safety of swimmers, all swimmers who have been in the water longer than the set cut-off time at each point along the Swim Course are required to leave the water and will be recorded as “did not finish”. It is the responsibility of the support boat skipper to ensure the swimmer leaves the water. Failure to leave the water at this time will result in disqualification. Race Officials will monitor adherence to the cut-off times at each location.
Location Cut-off Time (after flag off)
12km 5 hr 30 min
16km 7 hr 30 min
The event is patrolled with governmental rescue teams such APM, Bomba and also life-saving academy team. Medical team is also presence.
Water temperature:It will be around 28-31 ° C
Champion Trophies and Commemorative trophies for finishers & Challengers
Certificate for Finisher
Finisher Gift (Towel)
1 meal Dinner , lunch pack, high-tea meal (award ceremony) at Perhentian Island Resort.
Safety and medical support
Registration + Boat + Skipper- RM1390
Registration : www.malaysiaopenwaterswimming.com
The Minimum age for participation is 18 years.
4:45pm – Swimmers/guests arrival at Kampung Jetty
5:00pm – Meet skippers/Feeders @Kampung
7:00pm – Racepack collection (16km only) & Race Briefing @Perhentian Island Resort Hall
7:45pm – Dinner Buffet (16KM only at Perhentian Island Resort (PIR) *
6:30am – Site registration , RP collection, body Marking at PIR
7:15am – Meeting between swimmers & boat crews @PIR Beach
7:30am – Solo and 1st Relay Swimmers move to PIR Jetty . Other relay swimmers board on their respective boats
7:45am – Last briefing/Warm up
8:00am – Flag off [Relay swimmers to be flagged of 5 min after)
1:30pm – Cut-off time @Tanjung Basi
3:30pm – cut-off time @finishing
5:00pm – Hi Tea & Award Ceremony at Perhentian Island Resort
Recommended Accomodations: The Coral View, The Barats, The Reef, Perhentian Island Resort (race venue), The Mama's , all are walking distance to the starting venue.
race report by Sofian; one of participants:
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