About Easdale: Atlantic Adventure Day
Atlantic Adventure Day 2015 is on Saturday 8 August
Atlantic Adventure Day was created in 2009 and is now the second largest fundraiser on the island after The World Stone Skimming Championships.
It is usually held on a Saturday in August although the date is dependant on tides which must be suitable for the sponsored swim across the Atlantic (in Easdale Sound).
The day features fun for all the family with Raft Races, Aquathon (swim the sound & run round the island), sponsored swim, duck race, games, wheel barrow races, craft stalls, cake & candy, BBQ, rowing races, round the island trips by Sea.Fari Adventures and much more.
children's raft race 2010
In the evening there is a family dance in the island’s community hall (www.easdaleislandhall.org) with live music or DJ, an auction and a raffle.
The day focuses on fun, however, safety is paramount and the organisers provide rules of entry and a disclaimer. We also advise that the swim although a short distance is a challenge and should not be undertaken lightly. It is in cold, open water which can be choppy and there may be strong currents. Children under 16 must have signed permission from a parent/guardian and all participants must be of suitable ability to undertake the swim.
The Rowing Race and the Raft races take part inside Easdale Island harbour.
This raft race is for kids, isn't it Alan. Yes Alan.
The Aquathon incorporates the swim across Easdale Sound from Ellenabeich back to the island and then a short run around the island on rough and uneven slate tracks and paths. This event will only take place if there are sufficient competitors.
Participants for all the events take part at their own risk and a disclaimer form must be signed beforehand and handed to the organisers. Registration can be done in advance by downloading the appropriate forms or just arrive early and register on the day in the community hall from 11am. Entry Fees are listed on the registration form for each event.
We welcome wild swimmers and runners from further afield to come and take part in this fun but competitive challenge.
sponsored swimmers 2010
All participants must sign a disclaimer/entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee
There will be two raft races 1 for under 16s and 1 for adults. Rafts must be able to be carried, have no engines and no fixed rowlocks.
Buoyancy aids MUST be worn by all participants in the rowing races and the raft races.
All events can be entered on the day but registration must be completed before start of each event.
The Swim across Easdale Sound, (and the Aquathon), start time are determined by tide. All participants must be at Ellenabeich ferry shed, on Seil at the time stated at registration. Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate.
The Organisers reserve the right to cancel/alter routes and events for any reason. The Organisers’ decision is final.
Whoops - going in!
Download the following entry forms and disclaimer and return to Eilean Eisdeal.
Swim The Atlantic: sponsor form (177kb)