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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Clean Half Adds Yak Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 9th annual Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim will be held this coming weekend in Hong Kong Stanley to Deepwater Bay.

15 solo swimmers will join 50 relay teams and 7 Yak Swimmers. Race director Doug Woodring explains, "The Yak Swimmers are participants in a new 2-person duo relay division where the swimmers exchange legs, swimming 30 minutes on and off with only a single kayak between them.

The teammates rotate between paddling and swimming the enter 15 km. This is excellent for boat support

This is another new type of carbon-neutral relay that was first developed by Woodring years ago.

The Yak Swimmers, soloists and relay teams will encounter the Wall, one of the few body surfing sections found in an open water swim race in Asia. The Wall is an 800m section of rock wall on the Stanley Peninsula where swimmers can ride the waves downwind as they swim.

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