Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ocean swim race

On Saturday 26 January Jason competed in the second race of the Sovereign Ocean swim series. This race was a little closer to home in the lovely (on a good day) Wellington harbour. I wasn't there for this race but by all accounts they had a beautiful day for the swim. Above is a picture of the swim start.
The Capital Classic 2.8km ocean swim started at Oriental Bay Beach at 10:00am. From here they had to swim around the fountain (keeping it to their left) and around the buoy off Freyberg beach (keeping the buoy to their right). The swimmers then swum to the lighthouse rounding it in a clockwise direction before returning to Freyberg Beach and keeping the fountain to their right.

As per Jason's Lake Taupo swim, he did not wear a wetsuit for this race. He wore his awesome PointZero3 suit from Blue Seventy.

The times were a little slower for this race than the 2.8km Auckland race from before Christmas but Jason again won his age group for the non wetsuit category. He was really pleased with this! His finish time was about 41 minutes.
Next Jason and Anna are heading down to Chch for the next round of the Ocean Swim series.

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