Posidonia Race organized by IBC meets the following regulations:

1. The Posidonia Race 10k and 5k will be held on the 16th of June 2019. The swim sector will start from the water, 100 m from the beach Cala D´Hort in the municipality of San José and then athletes will swim around the isles Es Vedrà and es Vedranell (in the 10 km race) and a segment between the start and the isle of Es Vedranell in the case of the short race. In both cases, athletes will go back to the start spot.

2. Wetsuit allowed. No flippers, blades, tubes or devices that propel swimmers are not allowed. Male and female ranking categories organized.

Start will be from the water, 100 m away from the beach Cala d´Hort. Swimmers will go straight to Es Vedrà to swim around the two isles and come back to the start point, between the buoy and the coastline. The finish line is at the start line. There will be officials and staff to time the arrival and there will be boats to take care of swimmers.

Start from the water 100 m away from the beach Cala d´Hort. Swimmers will go straight to Es Vedranell, to turn around the buoy placed in front of the isle and to come back between the buoy and the coastline. The finish line is at the start line. There will be officials and staff to time the arrival and there will be boats to take care of swimmers.

3. Swimmers, on the day of the race, have to be at least 15 years of age (5 km race) and 17 years of age (10 km).

4. The Organizing Committee will provide a results ranking to be published on ibizabluechallenge.com.

5. Each race will have its own awards for related categories:

  • Senior / male: three first classified athletes

  • Senior / female: three first classified athletes

  • Vet / male: three first classified athletes (from 1979 and before).

  • Vet / female: three first classified athletes (from 1979 and before).

  • Three first classified athletes /categories/ with wetsuit/ male.

  • Three first classified athletes /categories/ with wetsuit/ female.

  • Special trophy for the winner of the 10k race and 5k race without a wetsuit.

6. There will be boats with health staff, organizing staff, canoeists, insurance policies and the necessary administrative licences to use the maritime area.

7. The organizers have signed a civil liability insurance contract and athletes will be covered by an insurance accident policy. No need to have a federation licence to take part in this event.

8. Swimmers are requested to do a check up (health) to confirm that he/she enjoys good mental and physical health to take part in this event. To ensure the success of the event, the swimmer should be able to swim at least 2h (non stop) in a swimming pool to cover a 5 000 m distance. The 10 k Posidonia Race cut off time is 4.5 h. The 5 k Posidonia Race cut off time is 3 hours.

9. During the event, the swimmer is not allowed to get support whatsoever from boats, people or objects.

10. No object or waste will be thrown into the sea. If so, the swimmer will be disqualified.

11. The Organizing Committee will place buoys or other objects to signal the swimming segment.

12. The Organizing Committee will provide Kayakers: 1 kayak per 5/6 swimmers. These kayakers will ensure safety of all participants and may collaborate as “aid stations” providing participants with drinks.

13. A signalling buoy will be attached (compulsory) to every swimmer, carrying a whistle to alert the organizers about a potential problem or need. No canoeist will take care of individual swimmers.

14. Athletes will provide themselves with their own supplies (in the buoy) or will get it from the canoes (with drinks for swimmers). Athletes will have to carry their own waste or give it to the canoeists. No waste to be thrown on the sea. The swimmer will mark his/her own drinks/food, with a marker, to ensure nothing will be thrown on to the sea.

15. The Organizing Committee has designed alternative segments/circuits in case of bad weather, if necessary. In case of cancelation by major force participants will be reimbursed 50 % of the fee by means of discounts in future editions or races to be organized.

16. The athlete cannot take any drug included in the list of prohibited or doping drugs published by the Higher Council of Sports or the World body in charge.

17. Your registration includes:• Health insurance.
• Swimmer kit with official swimsuit and gifts.
• Finisher medal for those who finish the swimming crossing.
• Kayakers provided by the Organizers.

AGENDA

Saturday, 15th of June

19:00 to 21:00 – Registration kit pick up in SesPaises by Cala d’hort.

19:30 – Briefing in SesPaises by Cala d’hort: details about the swimming crossing and weather forecast. Also Q&A session.

20:00 – Talk on environmental issues.

Sunday, 16th of June

09:00 – Start of POSIDONIA RACE 10k and 5k.

14:00 – Medal ceremony for the first finishers of all categories.

REGISTRATION

Only 100 places available for Posidonia Race. Hurry up, only the fastest athletes registering online will enter the race. Visit sportmaniacs.com. Although the main plan foresees 50 swimmers for each distance (10k and 5k), the Organizers can modify it if any of the two lists are full and there are places available in the other race. Anyhow, only a total of 100 places will be offered.

Registration opens on the 1st of November 2018 at 10.00 and closes on the 1st of June 2019 at 10.00.

*Cancelation fee: 10€ before the end of registration. No reimbursements after that date.

QUESTIONS ON REGISTRATIONS
For further info: swim@ibizabluechallenge.com

REGISTER

19. This swimming crossing has been organized for swimmers to enjoy the best Mediterranean waters, in a safe environment, and to get to know one of our main treasures crowned by the isle of Es Vedrà.

20. This swimming crossing aims at collaborating with two NGOs. You can pay for a 0 bib number if you do not wish to take part in the swimming crossing but still want to collaborate with the NGOs. A 50 % contribution to each of the NGOs will be made:

  • “Juntos”: A recently founded NGO from the Ibiza isle. It aims, among other things, to support children with cancer on our isle.

  • “Siempre adelante”: a national NGO aiming to give more visibility to patients with ALS and to collect funds to provide patients with iris reading devices to facilitate communication with the exterior world.