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2016 finale of aQuelle Ocean Racing Series this weekend

Dec 7, 2016
2016 finale of aQuelle Ocean Racing Series this weekend

Sunday sees the last round of the popular aQuellé Ocean Racing Series for 2016 as Round 5 takes place at Hobie Beach from 9am. Nelson Mandela Bay unique family beach Series has lived up to it's reputation as Africa's largest family beach event with an average attendance of close to 500 people on race mornings this season.

"This is our 12th season and so far we've had a terrific start to the season despite the inclement weather," said Series creator Michael Zoetmulder of Zsports Events NPC, "The last race day was the best of the season with regards to great weather and we're hoping that this Sunday will deliver the same for all the families who support the Series."

What makes the Series unique around the World is the offering of no fewer than 7 events which all take place at the same time.

For the open water swimmers, there are 4 swim events to choose, these being a 400m, 1km, 2km or 3km swim whilst for those referring to stay on the sand the Series offers a scenic 5km Beach Run, 5km Beach Walk or, for children 12 years and under, a 1km Beach Run/Walk.

The latter continuing to proof very popular with children as young as 1 year taking part.

The aQuellé Ocean Racing Series takes place on mostly alternate Sunday morning’s throughout Summer at Hobie Beach and after this Sunday it will return for another 5 races in 2017 starting on Sunday 8th January. Sundays races start at 9am with registration at the beach from 7.30am and followed by prize giving from 10am with all participants in the Kids 1km Beach Run getting finishers medals.

See www.oceanracingseries.com on how your family can get involved and join them at Hobie Beach for round 5 this Sunday morning.