aQuellé Khula Ocean Racing Series

aQuellé Khula Ocean Racing Series

Season 17 is underway

Started in January 2006, the Ocean Racing SeriesTM is one of the largest family beach events in Africa and is unique to Nelson Mandela Bay.

The Series offers a fantastic way to stay fit in a casual, friendly and safe environment. Participants of all ages and fitness abilities are encouraged to join in the fun of the Series which is great for families.

Join hundreds of like-minded people on (mostly) alternate Sunday mornings throughout Summer and ending just one week before the African Ironman Championships in our beautiful City. Check out the event dates or download the Series Calendar from the link on the left-hand menu.


Season 17 (Oct 2021 - Mar 2022)

The aQuellé Khula Ocean Racing Series - Season 17 is set to feature no fewer than 10 Race Days throughout the 2021/22 Summer. All racing starts at 9am on race days and is hosted on mostly alternate Sunday's.

Ocean Racing Series - 7 Events

All disciplines run simultaneously so you choose which one you'd like to do on a specific race day.

The Series continues to strive to be one of the most affordable water sport events in the country and offers 3 membership categories - Premier Membership, Series Membership & Once-Off participation.

Premier & Series membership requires a once off online registration whilst Once-Off Participants are required to enter on the morning of their specific race day.

See INFORMATION page for 2021/2022 costs.

All Swimmers are required to swim wearing the designated aQuellé branded swim cap relevant to the chosen discipline. Our Silicone swim caps are available at the cost price of only R40 each and can be purchased online / from merchandising on race day. To help reduce participant costs, we're keeping the swim caps the same as last season for the specific distances. 


Safety comes FIRST

It's KHULA to stay SAFE! - Whilst we encourage the use of the swimbuoy for all open water swimming, it is now mandatory that ALL swimmers 10 years and UNDER are required to swim with a SWIM BUOY at all Zsports Events. There are numerous resellers of such items around the country and Zsports also have in stock (click here to purchase from us)

Zsports Swimbuoy water float safe swimmer

Giving back

It's KHULA to GIVE BACK and we are EXTREMELY privileged to be able to enjoy and take part in events like the aQuellé Khula Ocean Racing Series in Nelson Mandela Bay. Many in our local communities don't have such opporturnity or means and it's through events like this that we'd like to try and leave a legacy in this City by helping the less fortunate.

To achieve this we have appointed Wings & Wishes to assist during the Series and ask for your support by way of donations. The Wings & Wishes volunteers will offer a free bag drop off zone on race days and oversee your belongings whilst you race. They will also manage a water table for the Beach Run/Walk events.

Through donations received during the Ocean Racing Series, Wings & Wishes are able to put this towards their local projects centred around transporting critically and chronically ill children to receive the lifesaving specialist medical care that they require. Your generosity on race days is greatly appreciated.

We also support the Sweethearts Foundation and encourage all partcipants and families to donate drinking BOTTLE TOPS and BREAD TAGS and bringing these on race days.

REGISTER TODAY (click here)

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Africa's largest family beach event is unique to Nelson Mandela Bay

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