“I found it quite easy going out. On the way back, there were a few bumps, but I just knew I had to keep it together in the last few metres.”
Albertyn, 50, from Pretoria, echoed her sentiments, saying conditions had been perfect for swimming.
“It was a nice swim, I went out trying to have a comfortable pace, as I turned the bellbuoy. I could see Amica ahead of me, so I sped up a bit, just to try and catch her, and see if I could stick with her, which I did for most of the way back,” he said.
Taking his second win in his seventh Bellbuoy Challenge, Albertyn said: “I will be back again next year, this is such a great race and very well organised and added to that the amazing crowd support always makes for a fun day.”
The Open Water World Tour, which made its first stop in the Bay, sees eight events take place in various unique locations across the globe.
OWWT project manager Oscar Rubio said the tour was aimed at giving swimmers, of all skill levels and ages, the opportunity to become professional swimmers, albeit just for the day.