Are you holding the races all starting at the same time (a) or start the next one after the other has finished (b)?
The biggest problems will be getting enough boats and/or kayaks.The biggest costs are the boats and/or kayaks.
Will you use cut-off times and how much?
I saw log floats on the satellite photo. I hope they will stay away on race day.
@SalishSea, What I am looking for is what makes a truly great open water event. Is it the route, weather, amount of support, # of boats, # of kayaks, pre/post race events, post race food, prizes etc.
But I may give the people the option to switch to the 5km race at that point.
I am planning on a mass start for the 5km and 10km and starting the 2km about 15 min after.
The shorter race I would just have a kayak or boat around every 250m or so. Or would it be better to have a 1:5 ratio?
I am thinking for the longer races a 1:1 swimmer/kayak ratio but could I get away with a 1:2 or 1:3 swimmer/boat ratio? As I would assume the boats would only be there for safety.
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