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

Jim Boucher swim on 12 August 2007

NameBoucher, Jim
NationalityUK [Northern Ireland]
CountryUK [Northern Ireland]
Date12 Aug 2007
No of Ways, Leg, Direction1-way, 1st, E-F
Swim Time, Departure, Arrival15:28:00, 22:38:00, 14:06:00
Ratifying OrganisationCSPF
Swim Crew and Support
Pilot, BoatL. Oram, Sea Satin
ObserverBilly Beadle
TrainerNo official trainer but my father Jimmy Boucher senior kept an eye on me in Malta and in the taper
CommentIf at first you dont succeed....well you know the script! My first attempt on 10th July failed when the worse than expected weather and my poor feeding caused retirement at 9.5 hours. I felt I had not done myself justice and thanks to inspirational support from Freda, Ali, Mike O and Ned Denison I was lucky enough to have a second shot within a month, still fit, still motivated and to be honest dreading thought of Dover in May 2008!!

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