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

09 Aug 2012English Channel on better behaviour

English Channel on better behaviour

After dashing dreams the day before, the Channel allows more swimmers across.

Thursday saw far better conditions in the Channel, as in no fog to stop swims at their final moments.

Thursday 9th August
Rachel Doyle - Solo - Successful in 16:11.10
Amy Smith (above) - Solo - Successful in 14:24
Roisin Lewis - Solo - Unsuccessful
Gordon Gridley - Solo - Successful in 11:30.30
Charlotte Brynn - Solo - Unsuccessful

Also of note, is the valiant attempt of Mike Brennan to complete a 2-way with Peter Reed of the CSA.  Mike made it to France in 11 hours 7 minutes, and got most of the way back through the SW shipping lane on his way home.  He spent almost 18 hours swimming in the Channel.  A thoroughly decent chap, very much liked by all those training in Dover, and raising money for a great cause.  Click here to donate. 

As usual, all times and results are unofficial until officially ratified by the CS&PF Committee.

Gord with pilot Paul Foreman

Gord on the way to the start

Gord on the way to the start 

Sandettie Lightship Observations

7pm, 1st August 2018


Water: 64.8 °F (18.2 °C)

Air: 64.4 °F (18 °C)

Wind Speed: 12.0 kn (22.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: WSW (240°)

Channel Weather 

Good luck to Rebecca Wilson who started at 03:37 from Samphire Hoe and is swimming with Sea Satin piloted by Lance… https://t.co/qWGKamkcwu

1 hour ago