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    • Introduction to finding a skipper and support boat

      Alina Prendiville

      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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