WINTER SOLSTICE: 22 JUNE 2012 CANAL SWIM
The Winter Solstice is back again , and a Great Maritime Traditon is being played and it is customary to celebrate the Winter Solstice in
Port, by jumping off the bow of your ship and swimming to the transom or stern. In naval terms this works out as
a distance of about 75 metres.
The Waterfront has started a tradition in the Marina Canal, by hosting a 50 metre swim on 22 June each year.
To facilitate those that work, the start time is staggered as 16h30, 17h00, 17h30 and 18h00. The swim is
conducted in a speedo costume, and the only prize is a cup of coffee or cocoa, and an opportunity for you to
write your name in the “Duty Officer’s Register”
As one off the regular people that use the Canal at the Waterfront for work or play, please find below all the
details, and you are invited at your own risk to enjoy this age old tradition, with good shipmates.
Date: 22 June 2012 on the Friday afternoon/evening
Starts: 16h30, 17h00, 17h30, 18h00.
Location: Marina Canal, near the West Quay Office Block, up from the Cape Grace Hotel
Clothing: Come dressed in tracksuit to swim as there are no change facilities on site
Showers: There are no showers, so towel off and dress warm.
Water Temp: 11 degrees C
Safety: Medic on site, and inflatable boat on the water.
Refreshments: Free coffee and/or cocoa. (Or your own concealed liquid)
Parking: Park on the concrete slabs opposite CALTEX, and walk under the Dock Road bridge down the
Canal towards the Waterfront, being a distance of 200 metres.
The following organisations have been invited: V&A Waterfront Staff, The Marina Residents, The Canoe Polo
Club, The Dragon Boat Club, Atlatech Divers, DRC Diving, Cape Diving, The SUP Guys, The Cape Long
Distance Swimmers, The V&A Charter Boat Companies, Cape Long Distance Swimming Association, The Two
Oceans Aquarium, ATC Multisport, Adventure Works, Open Water Kayaking, and various Consultants &
Please RSVP, for coffee catering, or any queries to one of the below:
Michael Thomas: mthomas @ waterfront.co.za
or the Team at Waterfront Boat Company