Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation "Nothing great is easy", Captain Matthew Webb

14 Aug 2020Update following change to UK quarantine rules for France

The CS&PF has spoken to the Home Office and received verbal confirmation that we can continue Channel swimming without fear of quarantine, as long as the swimmer is not in contact with anyone for the brief moment they land in France.

We have been promised  further written confirmation of this by email but it may take around 48 hours to be received.

We ask that any wellwishers meeting Channel swimmers on a French beach should stay well clear of physical contact

Sandettie Lightship Observations

2am, 16th September 2020


Water: 64.9 °F (18.3 °C)

Air: 65.3 °F (18.5 °C)

Wind Speed: 9.9 kn (18.3 km/h)

Wind Direction: NNW (330°)

Channel Weather 

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