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

30 Jul 2023Update on Iain Hughes

The CSPF read with sadness that the body of a swimmer found in waters off Belgium is that of Iain Hughes who went missing during his Channel swim attempt on the 20th June.

A statement has been released by Iain’s family and the West Midlands Fire Service:

Click here to read the statement.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Iain’s family, friends and colleagues.

Sandettie Lightship Observations

8am, 28th March 2024

Water: 49.3 °F (9.6 °C)

Air: 47.5 °F (8.6 °C)

Wind Speed: 26.0 kn (48.2 km/h)

Wind Direction: SW (220°)

Channel Weather 

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