aQuellé Ocean Racing Series

aQuellé Ocean Racing Series

Started in January 2006, the Ocean Racing SeriesTM remains 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. Check out the event dates or download the Series Calendar from the link on the left-hand menu.


Season 13 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)

The aQuellé Ocean Racing Series - Season 13 starts with a registration function on Saturday 7th October 2017 (between 4pm and 6pm) ahead of round 1 on Sunday 8th October 2017 and features 11 Race Days through until 11th April 2018.

ORS 7 Events

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


Season 13 entry fees

In keeping with being one of the most affordable water sport events in the country, the entry fees for the Series are as follows;

Race Day Entry Fee for Ocean Events - R100
Race Day Entry Fee for Beach Events - R50

Register & pay online and SAVE:- Race day late registration penalty of R50 applies to all new registrations on race day.

ONLY REGISTER ONCE - Irrespective of the events you choose to do, you are only required to register ONCE to secure your Series number. Throughout the Series you can chop and change events on the various race days as you see fit, but always racing off the same Series number and accumulating overall Series points in the respective event.

Swimmers are required to swim wearing the designated branded swim cap relevant to the chosen discipline. Our Silicone swim caps are available at the discounted rate of R30 each and can be purchased online / at registration.


Giving back

We are EXTREMELY privileged to be able to enjoy and take part in events like the aQuellé Ocean Racing Series. 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 the Rotary Club of Port Elizabeth Sunrise to assist during the Series and ask for your support by way of donations. The Rotarians will assist with a free bag drop 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, the club is able to put this towards their local projects centred around the upliftment of our local community. Your generosity on race days is greatly appreciated.


Masakhane Future Stars

The Ocean Racing Series is committed to supporting the Masakhane Future Stars Development program which affords children from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to take part in regular main stream sporting events. Through the financial support of local companies we have been able to accommodate between 50 and 100 youth into the Ocean Racing Series. Should your company wish to support this initiative, please contact Zsports for further information.


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