Kayakers and Canoeists needed for Pier 2 Pier Swim

19 April 2023

The Isle of Wight Pier2Pier Sea Swim is back – taking place on Saturday 22nd July with the start at 3pm (with a back-up date of Saturday 5th August at 3pm).

This event is so popular that there will be 200 swimmers taking to the sea alongside Sandown Pier and swimming across the Bay to finish by the site of the old Shanklin Pier in the 1986 storm.

Safety craft needed
To enable this swim to take place the organisers require the presence of safety craft of kayakers/canoeists to paddle with the swimmers to ensure the first line of safety craft.

These are then supported by the Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat, the Ryde Independent Inshore Rescue Lifeboat, members of the Shanklin Deep Sea Fishermen in their craft.

Get in touch
Therefore if any kayakers/canoeists are available to assist in being a safety craft assistance can you please contact Andrew Dean by e-mail at: safetycraft@iowmarlinsswimclub.co.uk.

The 200 entrants include 84 Isle of Wight residents and 116 from the mainland, with ages ranging from 15 to 65+.