The Adventure Club by Adventurous Experiences provided a team of kayaking marshals as swim safety cover for the inaugural TT Triathlon today, in Douglas Bay.
Down by the slipway at 4:30am this morning... as other folk were making their merry way home from last night's socialising : )
With 27 kayakers on the water, (organised into smaller units, and 8 strategically positioned lead marshals,) accompanied by a moderate breeze and a single wave of swimmers completing the triangular course, it was an awesome spectacle!
John Keggin was on the beach, with 3 assistants, in charge of the communications between the lead marshals and the swim safety organiser Martin Suzan. Great to part of the day, and see the athletes transition onto their bikes....
Having completed our task, we headed off on our Club paddle south, taking in the cliffs below Marine Drive, rock hopping, chatting, and sharing the morning's experiences.
A fun landing, shingle beach with great food cooked by Anouk, then return to the harbour, with plenty of the day left... to head back to base, wash and sort kit, then off to Dave's on Onchan Head for a BBQ, with view of the coastal part of the TT Tri 'marathon', the final stage of the event.
Then up to the grandstand in time to watch the winner (a Manx man) come through the finish line!
A really interesting day, and 'a day of fun' with the Adventure Club : )
See you on the water.
Thanks very much to everyone from the Adventure Club who gave their time and energy (at such a delightful time of day) to help support the event.