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

Kevin Murphy swim on 21 July 1977

Swimmer
NameMurphy, Kevin
GenderM
Age28
NationalityUK [England]
CountryEngland
Swim
Date21 Jul 1977
No of Ways, Leg, Direction1-way, 1st, E-F
Swim Time, Departure, Arrival14:05:00, 04:15:00, 18:20:00
Ratifying OrganisationCSA
Swim Crew and Support
Pilot, BoatI. Read, Fair Freedom
ObserverF. Seagrove
TrainerJane Murphy
Miscellaneous
CommentThis was the second of a three race challenge against Des Renford:- Sydney Harbour, Manley to the Opera House, won by Kevin Murphy; this swim across the Channel, won by Des Renford; and the length of Loch Ness, abandoned by Renford after 5 hours and Murphy after 10 hours. The series was declared an honourable draw.

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