Port Nelson Sea Swims, Race four, November 28, 2019

A sombre night, with low cloud and low water, but conditions were pretty good, although the chop coming back was a surprise and there seemed to be a bit of early current from the incoming tide. As usual, Luke Kelly led out on the 900m swim, with a large group to the first mark, spreading a bit on leg two …

Clements Endurance Swims, Race 1, 2019-2020, The Opening Splash

Conditions were absolutely perfect, with flat seas, a slightly hazy sky and no current. Alec Swan set a cracking pace along the shoreline, swimming alone for the whole race, while Luke Kelly led a bunch a bit further out. When they converged at the final mark, Alec  had a clear lead and went on to lead Luke in,  breaking the …

Port Nelson Sea Swims. Race three, November 21, 2019

Nice night in all respects. Sunny skies, relatively calm and not much current – just a bit of sun-strike on the first leg of the long swim. With many of our top swimmers in attendance at the Sportsperson of the Year awards, Luke Kelly was able to cruise to victory in the long swim ahead of Oxford Bailey and Hayden …

Port Nelson Sea Swims. Race two, November 14, 2019

TONIGHT’S SWIM IS CANCELLED High winds, rough seas, a forecast of heavy rain in the hour between 5pm and 6pm and a pollution caution notice have all contributed to the decision to cancel. This week it’s low tide at 5.39pm, so we’ll again face an incoming tide. The course will be much the same as last week, but just a …

Port Nelson Sea Swims. Race one, November 7, 2019

A cold windy night and cooler water temperature were a contributing factor in keeping numbers down tonight. The total of 105 swimmers over the two distances was the lowest in recent years, but the competition was as hot as ever. Bendi Kepess, Luke Kelly and Fergus Drummond battled it out at the front of the field, with the leading women, …

Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon Race 2 Results

Well done to all who participated who raced in the Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon Race 2. Unfortunately we’ve had a few issues with the timing. The system didn’t like the team format so we haven’t been able to categorize the teams separately. There were also a couple of teams that had multiple racers and as a result, we weren’t able …

Blue September Sea Swim Results

Well done to all who braved the cold temperature of the sea and helped raise some money to aid sufferers of prostate cancer! Click here for results Here’s a story Blue Sept 2019 (1) (Also available on The Nelson App on mobile devices.) Click here to view photos by Peter Marshall Thanks to all who supported the Blue September swim. …

Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon Race 1 Results

Fantastic day of racing for Race 1 of the Kayak HQ Multisport Triathlon and Duathlon! After a couple of days of torrential rain we were lucky enough to have perfect conditions (apart from a bit of mud!) and a great turnout of competitors – some regular faces, some young and “not so” young, and also new faces, including 1 competitor …