Son of a Swim
June 30. 2018
2, 4, 6.5, and 10 Miles
To and Around the Islands of Derby Bay
Bell, Black, Cove, and Province
We swim from The Clubhous, 249 Sunset Acres, Newport, VT 05855 to and around the islands in Derby Bay. Might have to change the name of the swim to Lost in the Islands,
Kayak launch is up the street at Don and Nicki Chapdelaine’s at 432 Sunset Acres, Newport, VT. You can drop off your kayak, come park at the Clubhous. Safety Meeting around 8:15 at the Clubhous. Kayakers can then walk back to deploy from the Chapdelaine’s and paddle to the start at the Clubhous “beach.” Plan to arrive around 7:30 to allow for time to set up.
Here are the routes, linked to charts, we swim generally clockwise
6.5 and 10 mile options cross the boarder. You’ll need a passport or an enhanced drivers license.
Water temperatures in Derby Bay generally run between 67 and 70 F this time of year.
Back at The Clubhous, pot luck BBQ and steamed corn. Just a great way to kick off the summer of open water swimming in the Kingdom.
Fees: $75 for the 2 and 4 mile option. $150 for the 6 and 10 mile options.
Special Thanks to Cap’n Peggy Barber-Hollander, Sybille Anderson, Charlotte Brynn, and Cynthia Needham for their work finding and plotting these courses.