Superior engineered and built a pontoon for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series.
The custom-designed pontoon, 65m x 3m, was built to the specific requirements of the International Triathlon Union, to suit its preferred, upgraded course, comprising a deepwater start instead of a standard beach start.
The event schedule included the Jewel ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on Saturday 9 April and Jewel Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial on Sunday 10 April. Around 70 of the world’s top triathletes competed over the weekend, intent on securing their place on ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.
The pontoon was a built with a ramp for competitors to swim in, gain grip and exit the water. It comprises Superior’s proprietary quick-connect UMD system, joined together to form the 65m x 3m platform, complete with signage, POV cameras and space for media and officials.
Locally, it was a key event in the lead up to the 2018 WTS Grand Final and the 2018 Commonwealth Games, both of which will use this impressive pontoon as a key piece of equipment.
Feedback from the International Triathlon Series was that it was “a world’s best swim platform” and took the event to the “next level” in terms of challenge, format and broadcast coverage. Superior was proud to work closely with the ITS on this significant international project and deliver on time and to budget.