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

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

TheĀ 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 promisedĀ  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

10pm, 18th September 2021


Water: 64.9 °F (18.3 °C)

Air: 66.9 °F (19.4 °C)

Wind Speed: 13.0 kn (24.1 km/h)

Wind Direction: E (100°)

Channel Weather 

Good luck to Philip Cooper who started at 08:41 from Samphire Hoe swimming alongside Optimist piloted by Paul Foreman. Just keep swimming!

11 hours ago