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

Kevin Murphy swim on 21 July 1977

Swimmer
NameMurphy, Kevin
GenderM
Age28
CountryUK
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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