Join Gerringong locals for the only ocean swim held in our area, the Captain Christie Ocean Swim. The 1.8km swim from Boat Harbour around the rock shelf into Werri Beach follows the course of a legendary swim by Captain Christie, a 19th Century sea captain, who bet a crewman that he could swim that course.
The prize was a bottle of whisky, so all entrants of drinking age now receive a whisky miniature when they complete the course.
The start is in sheltered water at Boat Harbour, but the finish is through the break at Werri Beach, so it can be a challenging swim depending on conditions.
Those who prefer to use Stand Up Paddleboards can also enter.
It’s a great fundraiser for Gerringong SLSC. Entry fee $40 pre-race day or $50 on the day.
Minimum age is 14, with parent’s permission required for those under 18.
After the race briefing at the Club, the swimmers walk over the hill to the swim start at Boat Harbour.
Details: Sunday, January 7. Swim starts at 10am, with registration at the Surf Club from 7-9am.
Register online at http://www.oceanswims.com until 3pm Sat 6 January.
A race briefing will be held at the Surf Club at 9.15am