Get your 1/2 Mile entries in

Entries for the Otter 1/2 Mile on Friday 15th July are now open -  email Chris Sutton ( to enter. 

The 1/2 Mile is the main Open water event of the year, and is hosted at the Club House of Henley Sailing Club who provide a brilliant BBQ dinner after the swim. There is also a full cash bar throughout the evening. The event is on a handicap basis so swimmers of all ages and abilities have an equal chance of winning. It is a great evening and spectators and non-competitors are welcome.

We meet at the Henley Sailing Club (Willow Lane, Wargrave, Berks RG10 8LJ) about 7pm. Boats take swimmers upstream to the starting point at 19.30. We then swim back downstream and get stuck into the BBQ. 

The cost of the swim and BBQ is £20, with the cost of the BBQ alone for non-swimmers being £17.50. Please bring cash if possible on the night. We must know numbers for catering 3 days before the event, and have to pay Henley Sailing Club on the basis of these numbers, so if you cancel at the last minute you will still have to pay BBQ costs.

A 16 seat coach is also organised from Barons Court underground station which will depart at 17.50 sharp, and will return to Victoria Station after the event. The cost of the coach is £15 per head return ( back to Victoria Station) which will be collected CASH on the bus on the night. Seats are first come first served basis. So let Chris know as soon as possible whether you will swim plus any spectators who will come with you. 

This is always a fun evening which is much enjoyed so please do sign up.