Pier to Perignon
Opens from 9:30am on the beach on the western side of Sorrento Pier. (Pre-Registration Required)
Please ensure your timing transponder is securely strapped to your ankle (on the outside of your wetsuit) – no transponder, no time. This year we are using reusable transponders which will need to be handed in at the end of the race. Loss or non return of the Timing Transponder assigned to you on the day of the Event will incur a charge of $50.
Race starts at 12:05PM as soon as the 12:00 Sorrento – Queenscliff ferry has departed and is safely clear
Please ensure you are at the start with plenty of time to spare
SAFETY DURING THE RACE
During the Swim, should you need assistance, simply raise your arm to signal one of the lifesavers from Portsea SLSC who will attend to you as quickly as possible
After clearing the finish area, head up onto the grass at Newton Reserve (adjacent to the pier) to collect your well-earned refreshments. Please be careful on the track leading from the finish line to the presentation area as there can be unseen hazards on this track such as rocks. You will be provided with water proof band at the registration tent which you will need to wear in order to collect your refreshments.
Refreshments provided by our sponsors and the PSLSC:
- Emma & Toms Quencher with no added sugar
- Split Rock Bottled Water
- Baked in Portsea Fruit Muffins
- Fresh fruit from Scicluna’s of Sorrento
- BBQ sausage prepared by the volunteers from Portsea SLSC
Presentations will commence at around 3pm once everyone has had a chance to enjoy refreshments and relax. We will also be welcoming swimmers into the 10 and 20 and 30 year Swim Club.
PARKING & SHUTTLE BUS
A reminder that parking around the registration/start area is extremely limited, and with the traffic for the car ferry it can quickly become congested. Sorrento Police and Mornington Peninsula Shire have parking officers in the area and will be targeting anyone in violation of posted parking signs, as well as anyone double parking and blocking traffic flow. To avoid a costly fine, we would urge all competitors and spectators to avoid entering The Esplanade leading to Sorrento Pier and instead to park out on Point Nepean Rd (either east of the pier past The Baths Restaurant or West of the pier up on the cliff past The Sorrento Hotel) and walk to the registration/start area. Alternatively, arrange for someone to drop you off up near the Hotel Sorrento and then walk down to the pier.
As in previous years, a shuttle bus will be in service to carry competitors’ gear (and a limited number of spectators) from the start area to the finish area at Portsea Pier. The bus will depart shortly after the start of the race at approx. 12.30pm.
The bus will then operate a return service to take competitors back to the Sorrento Pier area. Multiple trips will be made as required, with the first return trip departing Portsea Pier at approximately 1.45pm.
We have introduced a new system of bag identification and collection this year with a water proof tag being provided that you are able to wear with a matching tag for your bag. You will need to show your tag at the collection point to verify bag ownership
The bus will transport gear to Portsea where it will be unloaded and at placed in a designated holding area at the Portsea reserve near the refreshment’s tents. Although we will take as much care as possible, we will take no responsibility for any bags or their contents. This service is provided at the “owners risk” and we will accept no responsibility for any losses or damage that may occur.
Race results will be available via this link on the club website Portseasurf.com.au a few hours after the conclusion of the race
Any issues with your time or if you are not showing on the results email our timing company on firstname.lastname@example.org
The above information is provided to help ensure your 2019 Pier to Perignon experience is a relaxed and memorable one.
We look forward to welcoming you all this Sunday.
P2P Organising Committee
PLEASE NOTE – TIMING BANDS NEED TO BE WORN ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR WETSUIT AS WEARING UNDER A WETSUIT CAN CAUSE ISSUES WITH YOUR CROSSING THE FINISH NOT BEING DETECTED.
After this iconic swim why not consider enjoying the superb hospitality of some of the Peninsula’s world class restaurants or wineries.
Along with our major sponsor Kay & Burton, this event is again sponsored by local shops and businesses that have generously combined to help the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club:
- Baked in Portsea
- Scicluna’s Real Food Merchants
- Emma and Toms