31. Lake crossing "Neusiedler See"

Mörbisch - Illmitz 3.1 k



The classic lake crossing will be happening for the 30th time in 2021. For the first time in many years back in the classical direction from Mörbisch to Illmitz. This tends to be slightly easier, as the wind and thus the current from NW to Illmitz usually runs.


Mörbisch - Illmitz, 3.1 km


Registrations starts on February 1st 2022

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Limit: 100


Note for the athletes: Lake Neusiedl has special pitfalls. Especially wind, waves and currents can be dangerous. From about 20 knots there is a pre-warning / flashing signals, then storm warning. In storm warning or severe weather warning, there will be definitely no start.


Athletes, can decide at any time in Mörbisch or Illmitz not to start due to weather conditions and can convert this against a start at the 1.9 km at the later NMT.


If the crossing of the lake is canceled, the competition will take place at a distance of 3 km at 16.30 in the protected area of the lake island (weather permitting).


floating buoys

For the two lake crossings buoy duty applies to non-swimmers. These are provided by MadWave for free.

The organizer reserves the right to require buoys for all participants depending on weather conditions. (This is especially known at higher wind speeds, currents or waves in consultation with the water rescue).



Sunday 11th September



Registration/Check-In  Moerbisch: 8.15 - 9.15


Competition meeting: ca. 9.30 am


Competition: Start 9.45 in Moerbisch


Award ceremony: from 12.30 (depending on the last participant)


Boat back from 13.30 (all 30 minutes)


Attention: if somebody is sleeping in Illmitz there is a ferry boat at 8.30 from Illmitz

(you will get a ticket from a colleague, check in is in Moerbisch anyway)


Attention for companions: Ticket for the escort and back can be purchased at a special price upon registration.

Departure: 10.00 am after Start /Schiffahrt Drescher


Classification: is rated in the 5 AK as overall rating

16-22, 23-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 + 


Award ceremony: the first 3 of each age group m / w are honored. The overall winners receive cups.


Registration opens up on the 1.2.2022


participants package


Free entrance to the bathroom
Free parking
Starterbag with bathing cap
Finisher medals in all competitions
Finisher present
1 ferry ticket for sea crossing 3,1km,
MadWave swimming buoy
Clothing transport (at the lake crossing)
Finisher snacks
Voucher for food at beach house "Seebad Mörbisch"
Supporting Program - Charity
water rescue
Accompanying boats for water safety
First aid

Registration fees (for the first time chip and online registration included)


lake crossing Mörbisch-Illmitz 3 km


till 30.5. | 45 €

till 15.7.  | 50 €

till 30.8.  | 55 €

till 10.9. | 60 €

online Registeration RACEID.com


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Attention safety rules


The organizer reserves the right to postpone the competition by 1 or 2 hours in the event of excessive swell, current or dangerous weather conditions at the lake, or to complete the competition on the more protected track of the TRI Challenge with 3 laps a for approx. 1km.


Alternatively, if athletes opt out of official starts, the starting ticket may be exchanged for a ticket over 1.9 on the same NMT in the sheltered bay.


Buoys are set every 500 m and depending on the current, are likely to pass on the right.


The rules of the Austria Open Water Majors apply, i.a. regarding water temperature and neoplasm below 18 degrees and neo-prohibition over 24 degrees.


The temperatures are announced in advance.


floating buoys

For the two lake crossings buoy duty applies to non-club-swimmers. These are provided by MadWave.


Depending on the weather conditions, the organizer reserves the right to require ground clearance for all participants. (This is especially known at higher wind speeds, currents or waves in consultation with the water rescue).


Each participant of the lake crossing receives a T-shirt / towel / Slingbag


Archive of the lake crossing