I am not this intimate with the course. Anyone else know the answer here? Another option is to email the race director if this type of start makes that much of a difference for you. Practice is the best way to calm race anxieties. I spoke with Wave One at Peasantman and their Wednesday and Sunday open water swims start net week and run throughout the summer. We are in the process of organizing the HIP OWS Clinic which will likely be Wednesday May 31 (so save the date). More information to follow once I hear back from Wave One!