Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cross Harbour Race 2012

Another year gone – it’s time for the cross-harbour swim again. It feels like I’ve just written about it, but it must have been a year ago already!

This year the cross-harbor swim will be expanded to 1,800 participants this year. The route is slightly different this year: Swimmers will take to the water at 8.30am at Sam Ka Tsuen Public Pier in Lei Yue Mun and head for Sai Wan Ho Harbour Park Public Pier on the other side of Victoria Harbour. At 1.5 kilometers, the course will be 300 meters shorter than in 2011.

What is also new this year is the advanced technology. Organisers of Sunday’s cross-harbour swim will use sonar technology to identify swimmers who may be in danger of drowning. Other safety measures for Sunday’s swim include a fleet of 120 boats that will monitor the competition – up from 100 last year. A 190-member rescue and medical team will also be deployed. So have a good swim everyone and lots of fun for those that watch it.

More information can be found at the official website including a guide for swimmers and maps to the starting and the finishing areas,

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