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22# Vaïke Vaïn Strait OWS, Muhu Island, Saaremaa, Viro, Finland

Date: 
Saturday, 25 July, 2015 - 13:00

2290 m

http://www.uimaliitto.fi/uinti/avovesiuinti/tapahtumat/

22nd VÄIKE VÄIN STRAIT OPEN WATER SWIMMING
TIME and PLACE
 The competition will take place on the 25th of July 2015, 13:30 o’clock
 The starting line in in Vahtna harbour on Muhu Island and the finish line will be in Orissaare harbour in Saaremaa
GOAL
 Making swimming as a competition and health sport more popular, offering a way to spend free time in a sport-related manner
DISTANCE
- The length of the swimming track is around 2290 metres, marked by buoys, beacons and boats.
PARTICIPATION
 The competitions are individual and there is a mass start.
 Everybody who have signed off on their health condition can participate.
 In the case of swimmers under the age of 16, a parent or a trainer will have to give a signature.
 Participation fee is €15
 Payment can only be made in cash, there is no option of card payments.
AGE CATEGORIES
 14-19 M/F
 20-29 M/F
 30-39 M/F
 40-49 M/F
 50-59 M/F
 60-69 M/F
 70 and older M/F
Age will be calculated as of the date: 31 December 2015.
AWARDS
 The fastest female and male swimmers will receive a monetary stipend.
 The best swimmer across all age categories will be awarded with a medal and a trophy, the second and third places will be awarded with medals.
 All participants’ names will be put into a raffle where prize mementos are given out.
ORGANISATION
 The competition is being organised by MTÜ Orisaare Sport, the county of Muhu, and HEA-Metall OÜ.
 Participants will be transported to the starting line with a bus that will be in Kuivastu harbour to meet the ferry that began its trip at 10:15 from Virtsu.
 If necessary, transport from Orissaare harbour to the starting line is possible. The organiser should be notified of any such requests (Tiit +37256242076).
 The competition will be timed electronically.
 Every participant will receive an electronic wristband in Exchange for a signature. If the wristband is lost, the participant will have to pay for its cost (€25).
 The wristbands will be given out starting at 11:00 on the basis of registration and additional registration at the starting line. Swim training will take place at 13:10.
 Participants are recommended to pre-register on the basis of this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VOPbaXSsm52-Z40f8NW6NUDDoU8-TJlkT_XteU7... , which will ensure a smoother organisational side.
 If necessary, pre-registration is also possible at the address: spordihoone@orissaare.ee by stating the name, gender and age of the participant.
OTHER CONDITIONS
 Participants are not allowed to use any swimming enhancing equipment.
 Calypsos are banned.
 Swimsuits from FINA-approved textile that do not cover the neck, shoulders and do not go lower than one’s ankles are allowed.
 Swimsuits cannot have zippers, swipes or other attachment devices.
 All questions not addressed in the guidelines will be addressed by the organisers.
 Safety is provided by security boats with teams.
OTHER ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS
 Swimmers have the option to wash and visit the sauna in the harbour building after swimming.
 All participants are guaranteed beverages and hot soup after the competition.
 In the evening of the competition day, there is a dance event with the band ’KUKERPILLID’. Entrance to this event is free to all participants and their chaperones.
 Accommodation options in Orissaare:
- School hostel 5188451
- Püharisti Guest House 5148212
- Pritsukas 5188939, 59191077
- Võidu home hostel 5266208
- In addition, around Orissaare – Maasi Holiday Home, Oti Manor, Uueelu Holiday Homes, Haikaranpesä guesthouse
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 Peep – +372 5040 359, peepi@hot.ee (speaks: Estonian, Russian and Finnish)
 Tiit - +372 56242076, spordihoone@orissaare.ee (speaks: Estonian, Russian, Finnish and English)