Schedule

2017 Boston Light Swim ~ August 5, 2017 6:00AM

 

2017 Schedule of Events

Day Time Event Comments
Friday 4 August 2017 4:00 pm Mandatory Pre-race meeting at the Curley Community Center (L Street Bathhouse) Check-in. Meet swimmers. Review course details. Safety briefing.
6:00 pm Dinner at Boston Harbor Yacht Club:1495 William J Day Blvd Boston, MA 02127-4367(617) 269-9420 Carbo load and see where you will meet up with your escort pilot.
Saturday 5 August 2017 4:00 am Arrive at the Boston Harbor Yacht Club:1495 William J Day Blvd Boston, MA 02127-4367(617) 269-9420 aka 1805 Columbia Road, South Boston (between Castle Island and L Street Bath House)Park on street. Consider parking closer to L Street Bathhouse.
5:00 am Leave Boston Harbor Yacht Club Leave at least 50 minutes before the start, earlier if there’s an on-shore wind or if visibility is limited.
5:50 am Boats arrive at Little Brewster Island Trip takes ~45 minutes by boat.
5:55 am Five-minute warning horn, 2 short blasts
6:00 am Race start, 1 long horn blast
start+45 to 60 min Swimmers pass Rainsford Island
start+1:30 to 2:15 hrs Swimmers pass under Long Island bridge Last year’s lead swimmer was at bridge ~2:00 hrs after start.
start+3 to 5hrs Swimmers finish at L Street Beach (west of Boston Harbor Yacht Club) Head toward bright handball courts.  Watch for finish-line banner.
11:00 am End of race. Any swimmers still in the water must exit water and motor to finish area. Five hours is maximum swim duration. This is a safety requirement.

 

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