Paddlers and support
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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].
- 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Paddler starting point
Hello all, skippering for the first time with a first timer solo swimmer for P2P. A tiny bit confused about the starting line. Is it true all paddlers for the 19.7km (and duo/teams) start on the southern side of the start channel? Bit different than Channel swim where they can go northern side as well.
If this is the case, I would assume most swimmers will swim closer to the south line.
Can paddlers cross at the 500m south bouy to the 500m north bouy and wait there for swimmer? The support boat will be in the north holding bay.
- 2 days, 11 hours ago
I’m an SA based solo swimmer who has a boat and a kayak but needs a paddler
- 2 days, 20 hours ago
We are a team of 6 from Margaret River .
We have an experienced skipper🤗
- 3 days, 22 hours ago
- Introduction to finding a skipper and support boat