King & Queen of the Harbour

The inaugural King and Queen of the Harbour started in 2010 and has grown ever year. 

The 1.5km course from Avatiu Harbour to Avarua Harbour finishing at Trader Jacks is the only “over the reef” race that CIAF runs.  It is an exciting course which starts in the calm waters of Avatiu Harbour and each swimmer has to define their own course along the coastal reef in the open ocean towards Avarua Harbour. There are safety boats and kayaks to assist all swimmers around “The Boiler” and then into the final straight to Trader Jacks. 

Several fish, turtles and sometimes whales allows for a spectacular race along one of Rarotonga’s beautiful coastline.