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

Kristine Buckley swim on 11 August 2001

Swimmer
NameBuckley, Kristine
GenderF
Age41
CountryUSA
Swim
Date11 Aug 2001
No of Ways, Leg, Direction1-way, 1st, E/F
Swim Time, Departure, Arrival16:54:00, 03:32:00, 20:26:00
Ratifying OrganisationCSA
Swim Crew and Support
Pilot, BoatR. Brickell, Viking Princess
ObserverColin Orchard
TrainerNone
Miscellaneous
CommentSome of the comments Colin wrote: '... A magnificent achievement in what can only be described as far from ideal conditions for most of the way with high winds and rough water. Wind force 4-5, wave height 4 feet. ... Shortly after on reporting our completion to Dover Coastguard Reg was informed that the Lady Sarah a Federation Escort vessel had lost her swimmer about a mile off Calais.' The swimmer washed up 8 days later in Ostenberg, France. He was the fourth swimmer ever to die while crossing the English Channel according to the CSA.
Website/URLhttp://www.south-end.org/profile/buckleyChannel.shtml

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