Ready For The Raleigh Round?

Ready For The Raleigh Round?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Perhentian Islands (or Pulau Perhentian in Malay) are islands 19 km off the northeastern coast of West Malaysia. The main island is Perhentian Besar is a growing base to international tourists.

It is site of the Raleigh Round Island Challenge, an 18 km circumnavigation swim around Perhentian Besar.

Twenty four-person teams of open water swimmers and kayakers compete in the 18 km non-competitive circumnavigation with two athletes in the water swimming while the other two athletes kayak simultaneously.

Event director Intan Jailani invites swimmers, kayakers, and outdoor enthusiasts who crave to challenge themselves to the Raleigh Round Island Challenge. “The RIC is back and will be held on May 22nd – 24th.

The ultimate sense of adventure is mixed with a rush of pure adrenaline and a common goal to give back to society with 4 teammates – 2 swimming and 2 kayaking at one time over a distance of 18 km around the island of Perhentian Besar

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Steven Munatones