Ocean M – Mixed Team Event – Sunday 17th January 9.00 am Start

Date & Time
Sunday 17th January 2021. Starting at 9.00 am Swanny time at Swanbourne Beach. Assemble 8.45 am (+/- faff) at Swanny.

Course
The course shall be as per the as indicated in the following diagram.

Run course: The event commences with a 500 m run leg which shall be conducted from the start/finish line located at the finish arch to a point 125 metres across the beach, turning clockwise around two cones and returning to finish arch. The runner continues through the finish arch to a point 125 metres across the beach, turns clockwise around two cones and returns to the finish arch and tags the swimmer who shall be waiting on the finish side of the start/finish line.

The changeover tag between competitors shall take place under the finish arch.

The race then continues as per the individual Ocean M except that the tags of the swimmer to board paddler to ski paddler are as described above.

Swim course: The swim leg is conducted from the start line, around the first swimming buoy from left to right, return to the beach to round the turning marker(s) from right to left, then proceed around the second swimming buoy from left to right and return to the beach, past the first beach marker, to the finish arch to tag the board paddler to commence the board leg.

Board course: The board leg is conducted from the pick-up of the board on the beach, past swim buoy 1 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim buoy 1) and around the first board buoy from left to right, return to the beach passing swim buoy 1 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim buoy 1). The turning marker is then rounded from right to left, and the board is paddled past swim buoy 2 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim buoy 2) and around the second board buoy from left to right, return to the beach passing swim buoy 2 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim buoy 2) to return to the beach, past the first beach marker, to the finish arch to tag the ski paddler to commence the ski leg.

Surf ski course: The ski leg is conducted from the pick-up of the ski on the beach, past swim and board buoys 1 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim and board buoys 1) and around the first ski buoy (and the marker buoy) from left to right, return to the beach passing the board and swim buoys 1 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim and board buoys 1). The turning marker is then rounded from right to left and the ski is paddled past the swim and board buoys 2 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim and board buoys 2) and around the second ski buoy (and marker buoy) from left to right, passing board and swim buoys 2 on the outside (i.e. the paddler stays to the left of the swim and board buoys 1) to return to the beach, past the first beach marker and through the finish line (finish arch) to complete the race.

The event shall be concluded when the ski paddler completes the ski leg and passes the first beach marker and through the start/finish judging line. Competitors must finish on their feet in an upright position. The finish is judged on the competitor’s chest crossing the finish line.

Teams
Teams shall consist of two males and two females. The first competitor is to complete the run leg, the second competitor the swim, the third the board, and the last competitor is to complete the ski leg and run to finish the event at the finish arch on the beach. Teams may select their own gender order.