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

05 Jul 2012CSPF swim on spring tides

CSPF swim on spring tides

CS&PF Pilots and swimmers show that swims can be done on spring tides.

Traditionally swimmers have stuck to neap tides, but due to poor conditions in the past week, the CS&PF have been very busy yesterday and today:

Wednesday 4th July

  • Mike Oram took Kings High School Warwick accross succesfully in 12 hours 59 mins and 30 seconds.  They were an all girl relay team.
  • Lance Oram on Sea Satin took Sam Wells out, but sadly he didn't make it.
  • Eddie on Anastasia took out a 2-man Spanish relay team called "A Buoy and a Senorita".  They made it in 15 hours and 24 minutes.
  • Paul Foreman on Pace Arrow made it to France with his first solo of the year, with a gutsy swim from Cameron Belamy in 16 hours 29 minutes and 10 seconds.
Today: Thursday 5th July
  • Lance of Sea Satin has Worth School relay.  This is the fourth year in succession that the school has done a relay.
  • Eddie is looking after Lochie Hinds, the 16 year old from Australia.  The photo above is of him mid-swim.
  • Pace Arrow and Paul Foreman are looking after Jen Schumacher from USA.  She only has her boyfriend Scott to look after her, having only arrived in the UK yesterday for her 10-18th July tide!!
  • Neil Streeter is out with "Out to Sea", a relay.
Good luck to all.

Sandettie Lightship Observations

8pm, 19th June 2018


Water: 57.9 °F (14.4 °C)

Air: 57.0 °F (13.9 °C)

Wind Speed: 26.0 kn (48.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: SSW (210°)

Channel Weather 

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