THE D'AG DASH 鶴游

Saturday, 5 June 2021

Hobie Cat Beach, Hong Kong Island

 

Thank you for participating! 

 

  

The D’Ag Dash is a brand new multiple distance open water swim race from Hobie Cat Beach to Cape D’Aguilar on Hong Kong Island.  The 4-in-1 racing event includes Hong Kong’s first ever 10km swim race, as well as 5km, 1.8km and 900m to suit different abilities.  

Cape D’Aguilar, or Hok Tsui (鶴咀), is the peninsula located on the south-east side of Hong Kong Island.  It shapes like a crane’s beak, thus inspired us to name the race 鶴游 (Hok Yau), which literally means Crane’s Swim. The 10km course leads to some of the most beautiful and picturesque caves and rock formations on the island. The 5km course leads to the former Cape D’Aguilar Battery from WWII.   

The 1.8km & 900m are held in the scenic Tai Tam Bay, and perfect for those who are training for a triathlon race or love to sprint.  

The D’Ag Dash is an incredible day of swimming for swimmers of all abilities.

The event is organised by AVRA and supports Splash Foundation and Nesbitt Centre.

  • Splash Foundation provides free learn-to-swim lessons to the under-privileged communities in Hong Kong. It has taught thousands how to swim and some of their graduates have become active open water swimmers. Please consider sponsoring 1 or more entries on a discounted rate for Splash swimmers.  
  • Nesbitt Centre has been empowering adults with learning disabilities through vocational education and social enterprises since 1993.  Their projects includes Sailability, Café 8, The Nest Bakery and The Nest.  Hope you enjoy the race catering from Café 8 and The Nest Bakery.  You can get baking goods on race day to support the Nest Bakery, run by 4 disabled staff.

 

The D’Ag Dash – 10km

Age-group & gender categories.  Safety buoys mandatory. 

10km

Age Range

Junior 16-19

Amateur swimmers from 16 to 19 years of age

Master 20 – 29

Amateur swimmers from 20 to 29 years of age

Master 30 – 39

Amateur swimmers from 30 to 39 years of age

Master 40 – 49

Amateur swimmers from 40 to 49 years of age

Master 50 – 59

Amateur swimmers from 50 to 59 years of age

Master +60

Amateur swimmers from 60 years of age to onwards

Inspiration

Amateur swimmers with a degree of disability greater than 33%

 

Course Map

 

The Half D’Ag Dash – 5km

Age-group & gender categories.  Safety buoys mandatory.  

5km

Age Range

Junior 14-16

Amateur swimmers from 14 to 16 years of age

Junior 17-19

Amateur swimmers from 17 to 19 years of age

Master 20 – 29

Amateur swimmers from 20 to 29 years of age

Master 30 – 39

Amateur swimmers from 30 to 39 years of age

Master 40 – 49

Amateur swimmers from 40 to 49 years of age

Master 50 – 59

Amateur swimmers from 50 to 59 years of age

Master +60

Amateur swimmers from 60 years of age to onwards

Inspiration

Amateur swimmers with a degree of disability greater than 33%

 

Course Map

 

 

The D’Ag Dash Chase – 1.8km

Age-group & gender categories.  Safety buoys mandatory.  

Sprint 1.8km

Age Range

Junior 10-13

Amateur swimmers from 10 to 13 years of age

Junior 14-16

Amateur swimmers from 14 to 16 years of age

Junior 17-19

Amateur swimmers from 17 to 19 years of age

Master 20 – 29

Amateur swimmers from 20 to 29 years of age

Master 30 – 39

Amateur swimmers from 30 to 39 years of age

Master 40 – 49

Amateur swimmers from 40 to 49 years of age

Master 50 – 59

Amateur swimmers from 50 to 59 years of age

Master +60

Amateur swimmers from 60 years of age to onwards

Inspiration

Amateur swimmers with a degree of disability greater than 33%

 

Course Map

 

 

The D’Ag Dash Sprint – 900m

Age-group & gender categories.  Safety buoys mandatory. 

 

Sprint 900m

Age Range

Junior 7-9

Amateur swimmers from 7 to 9 years of age

Junior 10-13

Amateur swimmers from 10 to 13 years of age

Junior 14-16

Amateur swimmers from 14 to 16 years of age

Junior 17-19

Amateur swimmers from 17 to 19 years of age

Master 20 – 29

Amateur swimmers from 20 to 29 years of age

Master 30 – 39

Amateur swimmers from 30 to 39 years of age

Master 40 – 49

Amateur swimmers from 40 to 49 years of age

Master 50 – 59

Amateur swimmers from 50 to 59 years of age

Master +60

Amateur swimmers from 60 years of age to onwards

Inspiration

Amateur swimmers with a degree of disability greater than 33%

 

Course Map

 

Get a Coach

Our official coaching partner is Wright Coaching. Get in touch with Henry Wright for coaching plans or join his open water coached sessions. The Wright Coaching family have extensive swimming and triathlon coaching experience, and unique knowledge of open water swimming in Hong Kong - having coached multiple ultra-marathon swimmers to complete HK360Swim and setting new records at the Cold Half and Cold Plunge.

www.wright-coaching.com 

 

Sponsor a Splash Swimmer 

We have set up a 1+1 charity bundle option, so that swimmers can opt to sponsor a discounted race entry fee for a Splash Swimmer to race.

     *** Thanks to your generosity, we have filled all sponsored swim slots! We will keep the sponsorship option open, and all proceeds from additional sponsored entry slots will be donated directly to the Splash Foundation *** 


     

    Race Results here: 10km | 5km | 1.8km | 900m

     

    Contact

    Shu Pu: shu@avra.cc  Phone/Whatsapp: +852-51993314

     

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