|100 kayaks on duty|
The swims / venues that have strong potential are:
- This Kapas - Marang swim which started about 25 years ago. They could easily get 1,000 participants next year. They have the strong backing of the Government agencies and the financial backing of the local Government.
- Pulau Kapas itself. The waters and beaches around the island are nice (good opportunity to take stunning photos). But the accommodation from what I was told and can observe, is AWFUL. There's problems with electricity and many other things. Many swimmers did opt to stay on the island.
- Close to the finish (Pantai Kelulut). There are simple chalets.
- Kuala Terengganu, which is about 11 km to Marang Jetty and a bit more to Pantai Kelulut. The city of Kuala Terengganu has many modern hotels. We stayed at the Regency Waterfront which I like very much. Located in a beautiful park next to waterways, horse training area, the sea etc. Centrally located, it is a reasonable distance to the Airport, Marang Jetty, Shahbandar Jetty, the town etc.
|Race morning : Ernesto, Han Ah Wah, Soh, KL Tan, Thong, Myself and Philip Tan|
|Men's Race Start|
- The clear overall winner was Tern Jian Hin in 1:25:46. He had just been to the Brisbane Commonwealth Games and had participated in the Backstroke final.
- Second overall was Rupert Tan in 1:27:15.
- Third was young Australian Luke Mallia in 1:29:11
- Fourth was Jose in 1:29:12 who also won his category.
- First in my category (above 47 years) was Australian Dean Hancock in 1:42:12
|Jessie, going to create history soon|
Pics by Fiz Said, Lokman Hakim etc and us