The Ruby

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We are holding The Ruby series of swim races in the afternoon of Saturday 17th Jan. We know the wind might pick up, we know we are risking the calm of the morning against the laid back feel of a summers afternoon / evening. We know ! But hell, we are going to try it.

"The Ruby rages against the hypocrisy of a society that continually promises us the impossible: fame, beauty, wealth, fitness, endurance, immortality, life without pain. Now it all comes together with The Ruby, a relentless, dizzying take on the male fear of losing power that's a wild, orgiastic swim masterpiece"

- T. Durden

 

{originally - Bret Eastonn Ellis, Gear Magazine, about Fight Club}

 

Challenge Wanaka moved dates for 2015 and left an opening for something similar (but different) at the end of the school holidays.

 

 

13 age groups. 

Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

"The Ruby rages against the hypocrisy of a society that continually promises us the impossible: fame, beauty, wealth, fitness, endurance, immortality, life without pain. Now it all comes together with The Ruby, a relentless, dizzying take on the fear of losing power that's a wild, orgiastic swim masterpiece"

- T. Durden

 

{With slight adaptation but originally - Bret Easton Ellis, Gear Magazine, about the film Fight Club, but hey...}

How to enter

The Manual Version: Click the red button which will open an email to the entry officer. State your desired category and/or age group and sex.

Then deposit the correct sum to our bank account:

BNZ 09 0673 1234567 000 with your name for Ref. We will confirm your entry once payment is cleared.

 

The Credit Card version: Click the Blue button which will connect you through to Eventfinder Pro and follow the menu's. You can pay by credit card but fees will apply.

Old

School

If you enter any event in The Ruby Swim before Midnight Thursday 25th December 2014 - Christmas Day! - You will be in the draw to WIN 2 nights accommodation for 2 people.

Valid For the period 15th to the 18th January 2015.

Wyndham Resort is 15 mins walk (maybe less) to the start line of The Ruby.

This prize is Fully Transferrable to anyone - contestants, family or friends...

 

Winner drawn and notified 26th December 2014.

So, lets say for instance, you are a Wanaka local and you don't really need to stay at Wyndham 'cos you love the cosyness of your own home in front of your blazing log fire even in the middle of summer and you don't even fancy a naughty weekend with someone else cleaning up your mess. Lets just say...

 

Well Great!! Because now you can give your (delete as appropriate) Mum, Dad, Sister, brother, Mother-in-Law, best friend, best man, lover, mistress, FB, a free weekend in Wanaka to either compete themselves or come watch you. How good is that!!

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
109 Mount Aspiring Road, Wanaka
PO Box 553 Wanaka 9305
0064 3 443 0025 ph
0064 3 443 9108 fax
www.wyndhamAP.com
 

The Ruby10  - A Marathon Swim. An environmental gesture.

Think you can step up? Think 10km is Going Long? Bloody right it is! It’s a good run, let alone a good swim.

But wait. There's more...

It can today be announced, and some may say in a surprisingly bizarre twist, it has been discovered by local open water swimming activists and lake interest scientific  'ginger groups' that multiple circumnavigations of Ruby Island create a type of energy vortex.

 

Physical effort generating muscular electrical and magnetic micro pulses combined with the strong inner mindfulness required to undertake the lonely path of a 10km swim - around and around in circles seemingly forever, this unexpected combination has a cleansing and purifying effect on the Lake water in that area.

 

It was further observed that when the effect was multiplied with more people swimming, particularly swimmers in a neoprene wet suit, the volume of water quality improvement increased by a logarithmic & exponential amount to include a massive circular swathe of water around  Ruby Island.

An experimental drone, sent high above and controlled from a tent on Roys Peak, recorded the water practically glowed with a basal long-wave red luminescence, similar to aurora.

 

Further human-energy-as-a-resource investigations are on-going.
 

Interested?  Help cure the lake for only $79.

 

Race entry will open on April 2nd 2017. Further info to follow.