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Friday, October 6, 2017

15 km With An Outrigger Canoe And Kayak

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In addition to the solo swimmers in the 15 km Clean Half Extreme Marathon Swim in Hong Kong this weekend (Mohammed Bin Malaysia + Christopher Masek + Dan Garr + Edouard Debost + Stephen Maitland + Yves Watt + Ben Masek + Marco Murari + Derrick Tee + David Staines + Bill Thorley + Mathieu Maury + Dunkan Kukard + Ronald Thompson + Eddie Hu + Alard Schroder + Doug Woo + Daniel Vander Have + Fredric Liljestroem), there will be three Carbon Neutral teams out of the 40 competing relay teams.

That's Vicaring (Rebecca Gossage + Alex Murchie + James Burford + Richard Greaves + Nick Crabb), Ocean Recovery Alliance (Doug Woodring + Olivier Ricaille + Jeff Fiola + Jason Tsoi + York Schilling), and Water Babes (Clarissa + Jenni + Melissa + Naia + Barbara) will not use a motorized escort boat, but instead will use a 6-man outrigger canoe as a support craft for their five swimmers. "If they are not swimming, they are paddling," explains race director Doug Woodring.

"Same thing with the Yak Swimmers. These are teams of two swimmers who rotate every 30 minutes, the entire 15 km, on one kayak. Like the Carbon Neutral swimmers, if they are not swimming, they are paddling. No motor boats allowed."

Yak Swimmers:
* Agents D&K Yak Swimmers: Denis Wong + Katrin Buchta
* Yak Swimmers: Adrian Chu + Jeremy Wang
* Yak Swimmers: I. Verteh + Simon Brewster
* Yak Swimmers: Gothing + S. Purcell
* Team Sea Lice Yak Swimmers: Natalie Kwan + Shu Pu
* Jaguar Sharks Yak Swimmers: Maibritt Alfheim + Bo Olar Alfheim
* Yak Swimmers: E. Altenburger + Aleisha Riboldi
* HKFC Yak team Alright Vegemite Yak Swimmers: Lain + Simon
* HKFC Yak team The Brothers Yak Swimmers: Simon + Brother
* HKFC Yak team The Odd Couple Yak Swimmers: Jessica + Patrick)
* HKFC Yak team Yak Swimmers: Rupert + Lachia
* Team YEET Yak Swimmers: Xiang Zai Ma + Temana Andrew Short
* Yak Swimmers: Steve Taylor + Debbie
* Yak Swimmers: Rachel Stevenson + Edward Westropp

5-Person Relays:
Flying Fish: Rebecca Elson + Lauren Ward + Daniela Flower + Alice Baxter + Rebecca Wilcox
Smugz Gin: Florian Jamet + Monica Browning + Ross Muir + Emma Bannerman + Ryan Flemming
Smugz Tonic: Stephanie Fok + Tom Hutchins + Alex Chan + Monique De Raaij + Romain Jamet
SG Red: Kym Graham + Hugues Lacotte + Nathaneal Gerassi + Vincent Subtil
SG Black: Roland Riedel + Luc Lechevin + Francis Lam + Martin Verdier + Robert Ogden
NSA: Davinia Ng + Sally Yeung + Yung Leong + Sang Wong + Wing Sang + Mai Chi Po
852 Female All Stars: Chan Wai Yee + Cheung Lai Ying Anita + Lai Pik Kee Peggy + Wong Yin Yue Olivia + Connie Lau Foster
LRC SwimPreme: Camille Meaney + Victoria Work + Abbey Flemming + Matisse Guillot
Fastlane Marine Vagrants: Melissa Johnson + Claire Michelle Coleman + Tayna Diane Lee Paker + Mark Stimson + Kenneth Allen Cooper
Wah Yan Bubble Fish: Lin Heng Feng + Li Zhi + Yip Yyau Jim + Ng Tin Chue + Pang Chi Li
Wah Yan O Friends: John Tan + Kelvin Kwok + John Liu + Matthew Chan + Vincent Ng
SK Bobbers: Michelle Jordan + Mark Roel + Katie Ohara + Kym Tollor + Tim Stevins
DBTLC Belugas: Paul Walsh + Chris Wright + Mark McGregor + David Ransbottom + Mike Mexted
Payasos: Michael Taylor + Chris Ballenden + John Ballenden + Graeme Hand + Christian Cook
LRC Legendary Ladies: Liz Macdonald + Ruth Barnes + Hannah Wilson + Amber Lake + Linh Carpenter
Hawaii Five O: Alec Stuart + Mandy Tik + Nimrod Wei + Nikhil Eapen + Edie Hu
HKFC Old Farts: Adrian + Doug + Pete + Richard + Doc Rob
HKFC Syd Kitchen & the Utensils: Matt + Vasco + Marcus + Tom + Craig
HKFC Wonder Woman of the Waves: Farah + Amanda + Nicole + Sandy + Emily
HKFC Anna's Amazonian Mermaids: Alex + Anna + Debbie + Cat + Olivia
Han Sup Los: Russell Yeh + Andrew Wu + Hamilton Tang + Jose Cheng + Jonathan Leung
Deep Sea Crawlers: Hector Drake + Emily Moss + Rollow Gwyn Jones + Angus Ropner + Rosanna Herries
Stanford Cardinals: Bert Shi + Marcy Long + Heidi Fleiming + David MacKenzie + Nicolas Vong
LRC Catch Us if you Can: Lauren Hsu + Mia Roets + Annette Chan + Issy Lyons + Camille Vong
AISHK: Sam Thorley + Connor McGrath + William Phillis + Henry Phillis + Ryan Philips
Veni, Vidi, Sinki: James Redmyne + Nick Wilcox + Andrew Bishop + Andrea Plotkin + Sally Gentle
The Great Whites II: Tim Flower + Luke Peech + Gil Schorr + Uwe Opocensky + Johnny Gordon
LRC Bathing Beasts: Mark Cummings + Stefan Rust + Ivan Stamenovic + Chris Tang + Mathieu Barry
LRC Tridents: Chris Hay + Callum Hay + Enrico Mattoli + Leone Mattoli +Katherina Koenig
LRC Carpool Karaoke: Oriane Guillot + Anju Chenaux-Repond + Luisa Koenig + Katherine Lim + Jade Saunders
LRC Bus Uncle: John McLean + Michael Pepper + Martin Murray + Brian Gilchrist + Andrew Skinner
LRC Super Dario's Mature All Stars: Dario Pong + Robert Ho + Ian Polson + Craig Millar + Justin Bridge
Sailability Swimmers: Peter Winslow + James Billingham + Alesha Winslow + Torsten Van Dullerman + Pamela Charlotte Ko
StingRays: Ivy Richter + Bailee Brown + Gabrielle Jia Yun + Hannah Tan + Samy Morton
Spanish Beach Boys: Adam Phua + Andy Chin + Shane Davis + Francesco Lanzone + Yeong Loh
HK Beach Water Polo: Tommy Pao + Tania Tsang + Tom Knox + Marco Beckman + Jon Lo
Legends of Lane One: Martin Wray + Martin Wray + John Lyons + Calum Watson + Grace Leung

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