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

Tides 

Traditionally pilots have only booked swimmers onto neap tides.  It has now become common practice to head out on a spring tide if the conditions are propitious.  Spring tides are on the days inbetween the sets of neap tides.

Dover tidal heights are:

  • Neaps tides - approximately 5.3 - 6.1 metres HW
  • Spring tides - approximately 6.1 - 6.8 metres HW

2018 DatesTide
3rd to 10th JuneNeap
11th to 19th JuneSpring
20th to 28th JuneNeap
29th June to 2nd JulySpring
3rd to 10th JulyNeap
11th to 19th JulySpring
20th to 27th JulyNeap
28th July to 2nd AugustSpring
3rd to 8th AugustNeap
9th to 17th AugustSpring
18th to 25th AugustNeap
26th August to 1st SeptemberSpring
2nd to 7th SeptemberNeap
8th to 15th SeptemberSpring
16th to 22nd SeptemberNeap
23rd to 1st OctoberSpring
2nd to 5th OctoberNeap

2019 DatesTide
22nd to 30th JuneNeap
1st to 9th JulySpring
10th to 16th JulyNeap
17th to 21st JulySpring
22nd to 30th JulyNeap
31st July to 7th AugustSpring
8th to 14th AugustNeap
15th to 21st AugustSpring
22nd to 28th AugustNeap
29th August to 5th SeptemberSpring
6th to 12th SeptemberNeap
13th to 20th SeptemberSpring
21st to 25th SeptemberNeap
26th to 1st OctoberSpring

2020 DatesTide
11th to 19th JuneNeap
20th to 27th June           Spring
28th June to 2nd July     Neap
3rd to 9th July               Spring
10th to 19th July            Neap
20th to 26th July            Spring
27th July to 2nd August  Neap
3rd to 9th August          Spring
10th to 17th August       Neap
18th to 25th August       Spring
26th August to 1st SeptemberNeap
2nd to 7th September    Spring
8th to 15th September  Neap
16th to 23rd September Spring
24th to 30th September Neap
1st to 7th October       Spring

2021 DatesTide
1st to 9th June Neap
10th to 14th June Spring
15th to 21st June Neap
22nd to 29th June Spring
30th June to 10th July Neap
11th to 16th July Spring
17th to 21st July Neap
22nd to 29th July Spring
30th July to 7th August Neap
8th to 15th August Spring
16th to 20th August Neap
21st to 27th August Spring
28th August to 5th September Neap
6th to 13th September Spring
14th to 18th September Neap
19th to 26th September Spring
27th September to 3rd October Neap
4th to 12th October Spring
13th to 17th October  Neap
18th to 25th October  Spring
26th to 31st October Neap

CS&PF NEWS

Sandettie Lightship Observations

12am, 27th April 2018


Water: 49.8 °F (9.9 °C)

Air: 32.0 °F (0 °C)

Wind Speed: 15.9 kn (29.4 km/h)

Wind Direction: SW (220°)

Channel Weather 

Information on CS&PF rules changes agreed at AGM, including change to solo assessment swim timeline https://t.co/Xa1agTD1MG

2 months ago