Banana buoy

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A sausage buoy or banana buoy used in combination with a cylindrical buoy in an open water swimming event
noun - A banana buoy or sausage buoy is a distinctively marked or colored float in the shape of a banana or sausage, anchored in the water to mark the course for open water swimmers or triathletes. Turn buoys are directional in nature and must be passed on a specific side of the body as race instructions dictate.

There are four banana buoys throughout the race course that the swimmers must go around to finish.

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Origin

1425–75; late ME boye a float

Synonym

can, float

Types of Turn Buoys

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