aQuellé Khula 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.

SERIES / RACE DAY FEES

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.

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

Non-Members (once off entry on the day) Race Entry Fees:
Ocean Events - R200
Beach Events - R100

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

Premier Membership: R 1000
Premier Membership Khula Kids: 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 R40 each. Colours of the 400m, 1km, 2km and 3km swims STAY THE SAME as last season's so participants aren't required to purchase new caps.

Finishers medals for the Khula Kids with Top 3 Finishers medals all events. 

Racing starts at 8.45am for the 400m and 9am for the other 6 events on offer - each event running simultaneously - entries open on site from 7.30am.

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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 R100 (available online only before race day) - pre-season special off of a R150 Series Membership which comes with race pack and T-shirt.

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 the race day discounted entry fee (50% off) of only R50 (beach events) or R100 (swim events).

PLEASE NOTE: that there will be a R10 charge for Card Payments to help cover the associated bank charges.

PLEASE NOTE (2): Series Membership can not be purchased on race days - this will be a late/once-off entry and you'll need to sign-up as a Series Member online post event (no points allocated for that race).  


PREMIER MEMBERSHIP (Fully Paid - 75 Slots available)

Premier membership offers a hassle-free season of not having to queue for entry, no cash needed on race days PLUS an awesome pre-season PREMIER RACE PACK as indicated below.

Premier Membership: R 1000

The above membership fee covers ALL race day entries for Season 19 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
  • Series wristband with race number and automatic inclusion in each race day in accordance with the discipline indicated on the members attendance listing (update if necessary) which you MUST sign on race days (to indicate they are present)
  • Premier Members qualify for COMPLIMENTARY Wimpy Coffee each race morning
  • Premier Members qualify for COMPLIMENTARY Wimpy Mzanzi Breakfast each race morning
  • Premier Members race pack with contents valued at over R500 - to be revealed soonest

KHULA KIDS PREMIER MEMBERSHIP

Premier Khula Membership: R500

The above membership fee covers ALL race day entries for Season 19 PLUS items listed below.

  • No hassle to bring money to the beach on race days, no long queues to report for entry
  • Series wristband with race number and automatic inclusion in each race day for the Khula Kids race
  • Premier Khula Kids qualify for a race pack with contents valued at over R300 - to be revealed soonest.
  • Premier Khula Kids qualify for a Wimpy Ice Cream Cone voucher EVERY race day
  • Premier Khula Kids qualify for a Wimpy Waffle Voucher voucher EVERY race day


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 Events

We offer a 5km Beach Run or Walk (seperate categories) which are arguable one of the most scenic fun run/walks in the country. An out and back course (all along the beach when tides permit) from Hobie Beach to a water table positioned near the Beacon (off Admiralty Way) and back. For the kids, 10 years and under (as of 31st Dec 2023), we have the Khula Kids 1km Beach run/walk which offers finishers medals for all, trophies for top 3 in age groups 6 under, 8 under and 10 under AND their own lucky draw prizegiving each race day.

 

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 reconciliation 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. 

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aQuellé Khula
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