Five-part series includes Harbour Crossing, Capital Classic in Oriental Bay is in January, Corsair Classic is in February, Mt Maunganui is in March, King of the Bays is in April
Name of Race
State Harbour Crossing
Body of Water
The State Harbour Crossing is an open water swim in New Zealand that is part of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, a six-race ocean swim series that takes place on some of New Zealand’s most beautiful harbours and beaches. The race has one course distance only – ‘I’m Going Long’ 2.8 km Ocean Swim that starts in Quinton Park, Bayswater and finishes on the northern side of Te Wero Island, Viaduct Harbour. This swim is for individuals with swimming experience and have trained to complete this event. It is one of the World’s Top 100 Open Water Swims organized by Scott Rice.
Solo and relay swimmers cross a deep-water, beautiful channel as they gaze upon 5 islands (Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Hawaii) if the weather permits. Generally calm conditions, colorful marine life and clear warm cobalt blue water makes this event the most popular relay swim in the world. Marine life, strong winds and strong currents on occasion