There are two routes at Southend-on-Sea. Depending on the wind and tides, will depend on which route is taken.
Motor Boats, Rowing Boats, Open Water Swimmers and other craft on the water: The estuary is shared with other craft and we need to keep ourselves safe. Please keep a look behind from time to time to make sure you are not going to be in collision with another water user. If they are coming close, draw their attention to you, shouting and waving. Also move out of their way and if necessary, kneel down.
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The launch point is adjacent to the main meeting point and car park on the beach. The car park can become busy on sunny days, so to take care walking up to the beach from the car park as it is a narrow road for pedestrians and cars together.
Please make your way to shore at any point and make yourself known to a shoreside marshal, who will be happy to assist.
The start of the AquaPaddle is on the Beach opposite the Camelia Hotel. The Time Lord will call the AquaPaddlers forward, once everyone has arrived and start the paddle. The AquaPaddle heads west towards the pier.
Groins markers, maintain sea side of the groins
Other AquaPaddlers. Please give everyone space to move about. The sea is wide enough.
Once you finish, please keep clear of the finish line. If you want to stay to cheer on the other AquaPaddlers, please gather on the beach not on the water.
Tiredness: Don’t rush and take your time to recover.