Three days until registrations open… We hope you are as excited as we are!
Because we have moved to a new registration provider this year, we wanted to share some information about how registrations will work. We hope this is useful and your registration is successful!
General Rego Stuff
Registrations open at 8.00am (WST) on Monday, 12 October and will close at 5.30pm on Sunday, 18 October. Payment is required at the time of registration. All solos registered during this period will be guaranteed entry into the event, as will 50 Lavan Charity Challenge teams (this works on a ‘first-in, first-served’ basis). Duos and teams will be run through the random ballot, which is taking place on Monday, 19 October.
Visit the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim website from 8.00am on Monday to access the registration system.
Please note: Swimmers are not permitted to submit multiple entries (i.e. you can only enter as a swimmer in one team, duo, or solo entry). Those who submit more than one entry will be banned from entering the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim for two years; the current event and the next event.
New Registration Provider – Active Network
This year we have moved to a new registration system provider, Active Network. They are a worldwide online sports registration system and cater to thousands of sporting events.
During registration, you will be asked to create a password and be given an ‘Active Passport’. This means when you log back into your Active account, your event history will be stored along with your personal details, saving you time in future events!
15min Time Limit
When registering for the event, you will only have 15 minutes to complete your registration. To avoid being ‘timed-out’, it might be worth collecting your team members’ details in advance. To help you gather the right info, here are some forms you can ask your swimmer/s to fill out:
Process for waiver acceptance
After a registration has been made, whether entering on someone else’s behalf or as a duo or team, each swimmer within that entry will be required to electronically sign the waiver. The confirmation email will contain the link to the waiver. If you are the Team Captain, please make sure all email addresses are correctly entered into the system and that your team members sign the form email.
Please note that, even though all waivers aren’t signed, your registration will be complete for the purpose of the ballot, but will be unconfirmed for the purpose of participating in the event.
Changes to Boat & Skipper details
The RCSA office has received several calls about making changes to boat and skipper details post registrations.
You will be able to make changes until Wednesday, 24 February 2016, however we ask that you update your registration as soon as you are aware of any changes.
Terms and Conditions and Event Rules
Per previous years, you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions for participating in the Event, and the Event Rules. To allow more time to read and consider these, we are providing them to you in advance.
As you will note, the Event Rules have been split into the sections that are relevant to each member of the team (the team comprising the swimmer, paddler and skipper). Please make sure your paddler and skipper have access to these. The key rule changes for 2016 are:
1. Solos are now permitted to share a boat with another solo. Those who elect to take the ‘two solos/one boat’ option are subject to Rule 13 within the swimmers’ section, per below:
a. To swim within close proximity of each other. I accept that this means we will need to swim at the same pace. Close proximity means within the range 10-20 metres.
b. Each swimmer must have their own paddler.
c. If the solo swimmer I am sharing a boat with is slower than me, I will slow my pace to meet their speed (refer 13 b). Alternatively either solo swimmer may choose to withdraw.
d. If the solo swimmer I am sharing a boat with becomes unwell and requires medical assistance causing the boat to have to stop, I will either tread water until the boat is able to proceed or also withdraw from the event.
2. Support boats that are 10 metres or longer, as well as ALL yachts, are required to:
a. Stay on the extremities of the fleet at all times (north or south), but remain south of the northern boundary.
b. Have a registered tender (this means you will need to provide details of the tender and tender skipper).
c. Exit the course no later than at the 18km gate (Phillip Rock). This means the swimmer will finish the race with the registered tender or paddler. From Philip Rock to the finish is relatively sheltered water. Additional water safety is present along this final 1.7kms.
3. No power craft shall exceed a speed of 6 knots on the course. Refer to Rule 7 of the Skipper section within the Event Rules for more information.