aQuellé Ocean Racing Series

Come join the fun

Join as a Series Member or come and take part as a once off participant - the choice is yours.

0% increase in SERIES / RACE DAY FEES

Series Membership - once off online registration fee of R50 and daily discounted Race Entry Fees of:
Ocean Events - R100
Beach Events  - R50

Non-Members (once off entry on the day) Race Entry Fees:
Ocean Events - R150
Beach Events - R100

OR BETTER STILL - grab our Premier Membership (fully-paid up option) specials

Series Premier Membership:
Swim Events : R 1000
Beach Events : R 500

* See below for all the value add you will receive with this option

aQuellé Ocean Racing Series Swim Caps are compulsory for each of the swim races in accordance with the seasonal colour allocation. These great quality branded silicone caps are available through online purchase or on race day from merchandising at  our cost price of just R30 each. Colours of the 400m, 1km, and 3km swims stay the same so that last season's participants aren't required to purchase new caps.

Finishers medals for Kids 1km beach run only. Category winners medals for all disciplines and age groups. Finishers medals are available for purchase at R10 each from the merchandising kiosk on race day for those wanting such a mememto.

Racing starts at 9am with ALL 7 events running simultaneously.

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Safety comes FIRST

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

SERIES MEMBERSHIP

Series Membership Fee is R50 (available online only before race day).

Series members retain their Series Number throughout the season and can take part in any of the 7 events on offer. Series points are allocated to Series members based on their results each race day within the specific disciplines and count towards the overall and age group standings at the end of the Season (see Prize Template).

On race days, Series members are asked to report for entry to indicate the discipline they will be taking part in on that morning and pay in cash / Zapper the race day discounted entry fee of R50 (beach events) or R100 (swim events).

PLEASE NOTE that Series Membership can not be purchased on the beach on race days.

2020 Pre-season registration incentive

ALL Series Members who sign up BEFORE Thursday 1st October at the R100 option (available to first 150 only) will each receive a Goody Bag similar to this...

 aQuelle Ocean Racing Series Race Packs

 

PREMIER MEMBERSHIP (Fully Paid)

Premier membership offers a hassle free season of not having to queue for entry, no cash needed on race days. PLUS if you are within the FIRST 150 (SWIM), 50 (BEACH), or 50 (KIDS) premier members  to register BEFORE 1st October  2020 you will receive an awesome GOODY BAG as indicated below.

Premier Membership Swim Events : R 1000
Premier Membership Beach Events : R 500

BASICALLY you getting your entry for FREE!

The above membership fee covers ALL race day entries for Season 16 PLUS items listed below.

No hassle to bring money to the beach on race days, no long queues to report for entry as Premier Members receive a Silicone wristband with their race number and are automatically registered each race day in accordance with the discipline which they indicate on the members attendance listing which they are required to sign on race days (to indicate they are present).

Limited replacement silicone wristbands may be available at R20 each (as this requires a number change).

aQuelle Ocean Racing Series Race Packs

aQuelle Ocean Racing Series Race Packs

aQuelle Ocean Racing Series Race Packs

PLEASE NOTE:
* Above incentives are ONLY available for registration PRIOR to 1st October 2020 as per limit stipulated
* Pictures are just for illustration purposes - colours, design and content may vary slighly
* Car Wash voucher is limited to ONCE per week throughout the Season and strictly ONLY for the Premier Member by displaying your Wrist Band. ANY abuse of this (like allowing others to use your band) WILL result in your Premier Membership being cancelled without refund.


FAMILY DISCOUNT

When purchasing FOUR OR MORE Premier Memberships for your immediate family, we'll only charge you for TWO of the family members. Email the office with your request indicating what you are going to register for and you'll receive a discount coupon to apply to your entry basket BEFORE checkout.
Only applicable for direct family members (mother, father, sons, daughters and/or step/half-children) and up to a maximum discount value of R2,000.

 

Ocean Swimming Races

The Ocean Racing Series offers 4 swim distances throughout the season - a 400m, 1km, 2km and 3km race. The 1km Ocean Swim consists of one lap, the 2km will be two laps and the 3km is three laps whilst the 400m is on a different course. Swim direction is anti-clockwise unless specified otherwise at race briefing before the start. Swimmers to remain in the water between laps. aQuellé branded ORS swim cap is compulsory in the specific discipline colour, wetsuits are optional. Lifeguards are present throughout the swim to assist participants.

 

Beach Runs

The 5km Beach Run is arguable one of the most scenic fun runs in the country. An out and back course (all along the beach) from Hobie Beach to the water table positioned in line with the Beacon (off Admiralty Way) and back.

 

How to enter?

The easiest is to sign up as a Member through the website (enter online). The benefit of this once-off online entry is that we get accurate (as you provide) info and you receive an immediate confirmation together with your Series race number.

Our online system accepts both credit card and EFT (your promise to transfer funds into our account) payment options AND we don't charge you extra for this like most other payment sites. Please note that EFT payment option usually closes 3 days before race weekend in order to allow payment to clear before the race. Please ensure you use the supplied order number as your payment reference to assist quick payment reconcilliation on the system.


Refund Policy

When entering, you accept that all entry fees are non-refundable - you are making a non-refundable purchasing decision and must agree to this policy. You may not give or sell your number to another individual outside of the authorized transfer policy and process - if you do, this will result in disqualification and banishment from this event. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, illness, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions. Once you register, unrecoverable race course services and items are paid for for you as if you will be attending the event.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of our control such as a natural disaster or emergency. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. We may also alter the courses and distances at any time if required due to course blockages or other restrictions or impediments. There will be no fee refunds for a postponed or canceled event. 

Naming Sponsor
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Series Sponsors

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

Support Sponsors Biotech Durban Spice Box Groundfloor Cafe Cream Car Wash
Nominated Charity Rotary Club of PE Sunrise