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

09 Sep 2015The Sandown Guest House’s Sonia

Sad news recieved about Sonia from the Sandown Guest House

It is with great sadness that Martin has asked us to let the Channel Swimming community know that an hour ago his/our beloved Sonia passed away from her recurring cancer.

Swimming the Channel is never a solo endeavour; the team supporting the swimmer is crucial. They offer unerring love and kindness, and this sums up Sonia to a tee to so many of us.

She will be very much missed by us all.

Sandettie Lightship Observations

9am, 24th October 2017


Water: 57.2 °F (14 °C)

Air: 32.0 °F (0 °C)

Wind Speed: 25.1 kn (46.5 km/h)

Wind Direction: SW (230°)

Channel Weather 

Unofficial success on 9 October: 1-way relay TSCM Does the Channel, time 13:07, pilot Neil Streeter https://t.co/liYZDwKOR3 Well done team

3 weeks ago