The swim distance is 2.5miles (4km) and starts from Oualie Beach on Nevis at 8.00am and goes across the 'Narrows' to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts. The 2018 swim will be the 17th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim and it continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusiasts and adventurers alike. They will take on the best open ocean swimmers in the region and the world.
In 2017 the event saw a record number of finishers (226) and the inclusion of Special Olympics SKN in the relay team format. In 2011 a course record was set by Olivier Marceau in a time of 58:09, and still stands today. This year had a new finish line ,so a new course record was set by former Olympian Ashley Whitney with a stunning time of 55.28.
One of the attractions of this event is that it is not only a race but also a challenge, so for those not so fast or competent swimmers please feel free to use fins or a snorkel mask to get you across the beautiful 'Narrows'.
This year we will continue to partner with the St Kitts & Nevis Special Olympics Group to raise awareness and funds for this important sporting project.
Yes, you can!
RACING - Competition class: only regulation swimwear and goggles allowed, prize category.
ASSISTED - Challenge category: for those persons wishing to use fins, snorkels, masks, wetsuits, and/or flippers, (non prize category).
TEAM RELAY - Why not make the crossing as part of a 4 person relay team, each member will complete 1km, special rules and rates will apply.
(before January 1st) US$85.00 (int'l) US$75.00 (regional)
(before February 28th) US$95.00 US$85.00
(after March 1st) US$100.00 US$95.00
(*Race Day*) US$115.00 US$105.00
TEAM RELAY US$65.00 per team member
THE ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:
T-shirt, Chip timing, Finisher Medal, Swim Cap, Personal Float, Rescue boats and kayaks in case you need to rest, feed or stop. Prizes and a breakfast party on St.Kitts after the swim, One way Boat transportation (from St. Kitts or Nevis before or after the swim)
Under 15, 16 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, over 70.
Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female in all categories,
* Special event prize of EC$1000 cash to anyone who breaks the current course record *
ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION:
Boat travel from St Kitts, boats will leave Reggae Beach bar dock from 06.30.
Swimmers must bring proof of registration to secure free boat passage.
Swimmers must attend the pre race safety briefing.
Swimmers will be issued with a tow behind personal flotation device for safety and visibility purposes
Swimmers must wear the official race caps issued at the start, not wearing the cap will result in disqualification from the event.
CANCELLATION POLICY NEVIS~ST KITTS CHANNEL SWIM
With the registration to the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim, the following conditions are valid automatically and without any exceptions.
An entry spot may not be carried over to the next year, given to another person or used for another event.
Nevis law is applicable, place of jurisdiction is Nevis.
Until 28 February 2018
33% cancellation fee
From 1 March 2018
100% cancellation fee - No refund
WINSTON CROOKE - Tel: (869) 664 2843 or email: email@example.com
NEVIS TO ST KITTS CROSS CHANNEL SWIM
March 25th 2018