Hi there and welcome to our brand new support forum. This is a place for our community (that’s you) to connect with each other, ask and answer each other’s questions, share feedback, and more! Remember to be kind and polite to all users and contributors!
Introduction to finding a skipper and support boat
Finding a skipper and boat can be a challenging part of organising your swim, but don’t give up!
We have a “Port to Pub Supporters page” on Facebook where you can advertise for skippers and boats (and other needs). This is a good place to start. You can also post here, on this forum.
There are many skippers out there who would be (and are!) eager to get involved in Port to Pub. Many of them have previous ocean race experience. Some do not, but are still great because of their enthusiasm and knowledge — don’t worry if this is a Port to Pub first-timer!
Be careful of any skippers who try to charge exorbitant prices (over $1500). Costs should be fair to cover time, effort, fuel, and maintenance. If you are paying a skipper you do not know it is EXTREMELY important that you meet with them a number of times, make sure they get to know you, your style of swimming and any medical history.
The skipper is also required to attend an event briefing, familiarise themselves with the event rules, understand the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and pulmonary oedema, and possess a working radio.
More information and emails will be provided to skippers ahead of the event, and any questions can be sent to [email protected].
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- Introduction to finding a skipper and support boat
November 1, 2023
Registrations openAdd to calendar
November 8, 2023
Last day for early bird pricingAdd to calendar
February 26, 2024
Registrations closeAdd to calendar
March 7, 2024
Main Race BriefingAdd to calendar
March 11, 2024
Skipper BriefingAdd to calendar
March 15, 2024
Interstate & International Race BriefingAdd to calendar
March 16, 2024
Race day!Add to calendar