3rd Penang International Cross Channel Swim  

Event Date: 
2017-03-25

3rd Penang International Cross Channel Swim

NAME
3rd Penang International Cross Channel Swim
VENUE
Gurney Drive (Beach Front behind 8 Condo) to Pantai Bersih (Mainland Butterworth)
DATE
25th March 2017
TIME
5.30am
REGISTRATION FEE
RM 190
EVENT ORGANISER
Penang Amateur Swimming Association 
EMAIL
helpdesk@howei.com
SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook
CLOSING DATE
* To Be Confirmed

Description

The last Penang Cross Channel Swim event was held in 1988 and we are reviving this event to further promote & add to the exciting sports tourism in Penang

The Penang Cross Channel Swim is a unique & challenging sports event and many open water swimmers will want to add this event to their achievements but not all who attempt it will succeed

It is not easy organizing this event as we have to get permissions from the Port Authorities and coordinate as the Penang Channel is also a busy port with ships passing through

For those who wants to attempt this challenge to swim across the Penang Channel, it is an opportunity as individuals cannot swim across the channel without proper permission which has been arranged through this event, the logistics, neccessary permits,etc

You will also see from the page, the number of supporting government agencies involved in this event.

Race Kit Collection

Friday 24th March during the briefing at 5pm at Penang Golf Club

Saturday 25th March at 5:30am during registration

 

Race Day Registration starts @ 5.30am

Pre-Race Briefing and Race Kit Collection

1. Friday, 24th March, 5pm at Penang Golf Club

  • Participants can opt to attend a race briefing by the Race Director Mr Ang TH & collect race kits as well.on Friday 24th or opt to collect their race kits on race day Saturday 25th at 5.30~6.30am at the Secretariat booth at Gurney Drive (Beach front behind 8 Gurney Condominium). Participants will be able to surrender their items, collect the race kit and also check-in there as well. Note: For safety management.
  • REGISTRATION for all swimmers will close at 6.30am on race day
  • Swimmers who come in after the registration closing time will not be allowed to swim
  • All swimmers are strongly advised to wear a full suit for the race and to be fully aware of the jellyfish hazard

Category and Fee

Full Cross Channel Swim (6.0km)

  • Men 40 and below (born 1977 and after)
  • Women 40 and below (born 1977 and after)
  • Men 41 and above (born 1976 and before)
  • Women 41 and above (born 1976 and before)

* Malaysians @ RM 190.00 per participant, Foreigners @ USD$ 90.00 per participant

Participant Entitlement
All participants will stand to receive the following entitlement:
Howei Shirt Symbol Howei Medal Symbol Howei Bag Symbol E-certificate Howei SymbolHowei Food Symbol

  • Finisher Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Goodies Bags
  • Certificate
  • Lucky Draw
  • Insurance
  • Light Refreshment

T-shirt Design
* To Be Confirmed

T-shirt Sizing Chart
* To Be Confirmed

Medal Design
* To Be Confirmed

Route Map

Start Point from Gurney Drive (Beach Front behind 8 Gurney Condo)
End Point at Pantai Bersih, Mainland Butterworth (Lobster Seafood Restaurant) 
Total distance: 6.45km (4.01 mi)

Route Map

Event Schedule 

5.30am Reporting & Registration of Swimmers at Gurney Drive (Beach front behind 8 Condo) 
6.30am Registration close 
7.00am Flag off for Penang Cross Channel swimmers 
by YB Puan Chong Eng, PENANG State EXCO Youth & Sports, Women, Family & Community Development
7.15am VIPs / Race Director / Technical Officials transfer to Boats / Bus
11.00am

Race Ends
Light refreshments

7.00pm Friendship & Victory Dinner @ Penang Golf Club, Bukit Jambul Official Speeches & Prize Presentation Ceremony By VIPs 
Distribution & Collection Certificates & Finishers’ Medals 

Prizes

  • Trophies will be awarded to the top ten finishers in each category
  • Finisher's medals (an exclusive Penang Pewter 3D medal) will be awarded to all swimmers who complete the entire distance of the channel swim
  • All swimmers will receive a Certificate of Participation

Entry Fee

  • Local Malaysian participants at RM190.00 (Ringgit Malaysia One Hundred and Ninety) per swimmer
  • Foreign participants at USD$90.00 (US Dollars Ninety) or RM405 (Ringgit Malaysia Four Hundred And Five) per swimmer
  • Early registrants will receive a free safe swimmer float worth RM 100.00 whilst stocks last

Entry and Registration

  • Entry & Registration closing date on 12 noon 1st March 2017

Health and Safety

  • There will have 20~30 safety boats including boats from the Marine Police and Bomba the entire route of the channel swim
  • On board these boats will be qualified life-guards and medical personnel
  • In addition, there will be 8~10 kayaks which will be able to move close to the swimmers & provide drinking water for the swimmers & provide help if needed
  • On land (both the start & finish end) we will have doctors and ambulances on duty/standby for any emergency
  • Swimmers must wear the safe swimmer float provided

Swim Rules

  1. Swimmers will be marked on the arms during registration prior to the race. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible.
  2. Swimmers must wear the race swim caps provided by the Organizer
  3. Swimmers may swim in any style throughout the race
  4. Goggles and the safe swimmer float may be used. Any other aids are not allowed
  5. Proper swim attire must be worn. Preferably 1-piece long sleeve and trunk
  6. Support crews are not allowed. Any assistance received during the swim will result in immediate disqualification (with the exception of medical aid)
  7. Other than to receive medical aid, swimmers are not to come into contact with any safety boat, kayaks
  8. Swimmers in difficulty shall signal the safetyboat/kayak for assistance
  9. Cut off time for the race is 4 hours. Any swimmer still in the water at 11.00am will be asked to stop and taken on board the safety boat

General Rules

  1. All swimmers must abide by the rules & regulations of the race/event
  2. In the event of inclement weather of unfavorable sea conditions, the Organizer reserves the right to delay the commencement of the race or postpone the race in the interest of safety
  3. Any dispute or protest against another swimmer or any violation in the race shall be made in writing to the Organizer within 30 minutes of his/her finish time. A fee of RM100.00 must be accompanied with the appropriate protest form. The fee will not be refunded if the protest is over ruled.
  4. The Organizer reserves the right to use any photographs or recordings of the swimmer/participants for any commercial, advertising or promotional purposes without prior notice
  5. It is the responsibility of each individual swimmer/participant to ensure that they are physically and medically fit to swim in this race
  6. The Race Director/Organizer/Race officials reserves the right to remove any swimmer/participant from participation if the swimmer is deemed the be physically unfit/incapable of continuing the race
  7. All swimmers must complete and sign the indemnity form and attach a copy of his/her NRIC/Passport
  8. Swimmers below the age of 18 must obtain parental/guardian consent with a copy of the latter's NRIC/Passport
  9. The Organizer will not be held responsible/liable for any accidents, damages or loss to personal properties
  10. The Organizer will not be held responsible/liable for any expenses incurred in the event of any cancellation/postponement of this race/event due to weather conditions or situations outside the control of the Organizers
  11. The Race Director/Organizer's decisions is final in all matters pertaining to the race/event

Online Registration is Closed!

Thank you for your interest in our 3rd Penang International Cross Channel Swim. event. We are sorry to inform you that the online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact our Helpdesk or the event organisers for any special arrangements.



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penang amateur swimming association

Penang Amateur Swimming Association 

Majlis Sukan Negara Pulau Pinang

Majlis Sukan Negara Pulau Pinang 

Endorsed By:

Penang Gov

Penang Government

Venue Sponsor By: 

lobster

Lobster Seafood Restaurant

Official Online Registration By:

Howei Online Registration Portal

Sponsor by:

Keluarga

Keluarga

Rocket Science Sports

Finis

Finis

Kang Hui

Polar Bear Club of Zhengzhou

Supported By;

ASUM

 

MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SEBERANG PERAI (MPSP)

MAJLIS PERBANDARAN SEBERANG PERAI (MPSP)

MAJLIS PERBANDARAN PULAU PINANG (MPPP)

MAJLIS PERBANDARAN PULAU PINANG (MPPP)

Police Diraja Malaysia 

POLIS DI RAJA MALAYSIA (PDRM)

POLIS MARIN

POLIS MARIN

JABATAN KESIHATAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

JABATAN KESIHATAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

HOSPITAL BESAR PULAU PINANG

HOSPITAL BESAR PULAU PINANG

HOSPITAL SEBERANG JAYA

HOSPITAL SEBERANG JAYA

JABATAN BALAI BOMBA & PENYELAMAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG

JABATAN BALAI BOMBA & PENYELAMAT NEGERI PULAU PINANG

PEJABAT METEOROLOGI NEGERI PULAU PINANG

PEJABAT METEOROLOGI NEGERI PULAU PINANG

SURUHANJAYA PELABUHAN PULAU PINANG

 SURUHANJAYA PELABUHAN PULAU PINANG

PENANG PORT SDN BHD

PENANG PORT SDN BHD

PENANG BRIDGE SDN BHD

JABATAN LAUT NEGERI PULAU PINANG

JABATAN PERIKANAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

PERSATUAN NELAYAN NEGERI PULAU PINANG

LINGKARAN LUAR BUTTERWORTH (LLB)