Pier to Perignon Update October 2020

SAVE THE DATE: 21 February 2021

Please note that the 33rd running of the Pier to Perignon swim has been scheduled for Sunday 21st February 2021.

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To hopefully put your mind at ease during these challenging times, we are happy to advise that planning is well advanced for the 2021 Pier to Perignon. Thank you all for your patience – as you can appreciate planning any mass participation event in the current climate is very challenging.

In line with our current position we have developed plans to accommodate several scenarios. Our strong preference remains to run a safe, “COVID-normal” swim on 21 February 2021.   As I am sure you can understand though, we have also had to consider possibilities as varied as conducting a virtual swim. Whichever scenario is finally adopted, we will be celebrating the 33rd Pier to Perignon in 2021.

We, as with you, our loyal swimmers, appreciate the position this iconic race takes in everyone’s calendars and how much you all look forward to being able to challenge yourself over this fantastic course. We can assure you that we are working extremely hard to deliver to you this wonderful event and to give you the opportunity to enjoy some well-earned freedom. The experience this event delivers us all both before and after you enter the water is in our view the boost we all need.

We are excited to welcome back our title sponsor Kay & Burton, who continue to provide the support that is pivotal in enabling the club to deliver the event at the highest level.

This year, we welcome Crestone Wealth Management, a leading wealth advice and portfolio management services provider and Light on Landscape, the provider you need for all your outdoor lighting needs as Gold sponsors. We thank these companies and the many other partners we have for their continued support of the event – support that is pivotal in allowing us to deliver this great event.

In the coming weeks we will be providing further updates on the event and will hopefully be able to advise exactly what shape it will take. We will be carefully assessing all aspects of the event based on the possible COVID-19 restrictions, with the safety of our swimmers and volunteers at the forefront of these decisions.

With this in mind, we intend on delaying the opening of registrations to give us the best possible chance of getting you all safely in the water. Please keep an eye on the website for further information over the coming weeks.

The Pier to Perignon provides the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club funding which contributes to the provision of vital lifesaving equipment as well as to the running costs of the Club. We thank you for your patience and hope that you will be able to support us in whatever format this great event will take in 2021.