Nevis To St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim
The swim distance is 2.5miles (4km) and starts from Oualie Beach on Nevis at 8.00am across the 'Narrows' to finish at Cockleshell Beach on St Kitts. The 2017 swim will be the 15th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim and it continues to offer both a race and a challenge to open water swim enthusiasts and adventurers alike. They will take on the best open ocean swimmers in the region and the world.
In 2014 the event saw a record number of finishers (184) and in 2011 the current course record was set by Olivier Marceau in a time of 58:09, and still stands today, the attempt at the record this year 2016 was marred by a course change due to bad weather and safety concerns.
One of the attractions of this event is that it is not only a race but also a challenge, so for those not so fast or competent swimmers please feel free to use fins or a snorkel mask to get you across the beautiful 'Narrows'.
This year we will partner with the St Kitts & Nevis Special Olympics Group to raise awareness and funds for this important sporting project.
There are two Event Categories:
Competition Class: only regulation swimwear and goggles allowed,
Challenge category: for those persons wishing to use fins, snorkels, masks, wetsuits, and/or flippers, (non prize category).
Before January 1, 2017)
Before February 28, 2017
After March 1, 2017
Day Of The Race
The Entry Fee Includes
T-shirt, Finisher Medal, swim cap, rescue boats and kayaks in the event you need to rest, eat or stop. Prizes and a breakfast party on St. Kitts after the swim, One way Boat transportation from St. Kitts or Nevis, before or after the swim.
Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, over 60.
Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female in all categories,
*Special event prize of $1,000 USD will be awarded to anyone who breaks the current course record.
Important Race Information
Boat travel from St Kitts: boats will leave Reggae Beach Bar dock from 06.30 AM
Swimmers must bring proof of registration to secure free boat passage.
Swimmers must attend the pre-race safety briefing.
Swimmers must wear official race caps issued at the start. Not wearing the cap will result in disqualification from the event.
With registration to the Nevis to St Kitts Cross Channel Swim, the following conditions are valid automatically and without any exceptions.
An entry spot may not be carried over to the next year, given to another person or used for another event.
Nevis law is applicable. Place of jurisdiction is Nevis.
Until 28 February 2017 - 33.3% cancellation fee - 66.6% Refund
From March 1, 2017 - 100% cancellation fee - No refunds
To Finalize Your Registration and Pay the Entry Fee
You will be taken to the Active.com to register.