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Petit Frere

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Congratulations to the relay team Petit Frere who successfully swam the Channel yesterday, 1st September, in a time of 13hrs 12mins (unratified). They set off on Rowena FE75 with pilot Peter Reed at 01.45 and landed in France despite rough conditions at 14.57. Well done to the whole team and crew.


Buoys and a Girl

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Huge congratulations to the relay team 'Buoys and a Girl' who successfully crossed the Channel yesterday in 11hrs and 13mins (unratified). They were on Viking Princess with pilot Reg Brickell. Well done to the whole team.


Michael Hanisch

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The Australian Michael Hanisch became a Channel swimmer yesterday landing on the Cape at 13.45, making his swim time a brilliant 11hrs 49mins (unratified). He was on Louise Jane Charter with pilot Andy King. Well done to Michael and all the crew!


Water Buffalo Aquatic Team

Monday, 01 September 2014

The American relay team 'Water Buffalo Aquatic Team' successfully completed their one-way swim in a time of 11 hrs and 42 mins (to be ratified) when they landed on the sand beach 1/2 mile east of Cap Gris Nez at 13:42 hrs today (01/09/14) . Congratulations to all five members of the team who were on board 'Pathfinder' with pilot Eric Hartley and Observer Keith Oiller - an excellent swim in conditions that towards the end were very challenging.


Dorset Duo

Monday, 01 September 2014

Congratulations Ali and Mark who landed at petit blanc nez at 16.25 with a swim time of 14 hrs 25 mins (unratified). Their pilot was Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard. Well done to Dorset Duo and all the crew!


Team Horizon

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The British relay team 'Team Horizon' successfully completed their one-way swim in a time of 14 hrs and 50 mins when they landed at the base of the cliffs 1 mile south west of Cap Blanc at 16:40 hrs today (31/8/14) . Congratulations to all six members, Jane Clarke, Kate Webster, Tracey Dowse, Lisa Paton, Deborah Thomas and Natalie Immelman who were on board 'Sea Leopard' with pilot Stuart Gleeson and Observer Keith Oiller - an excellent swim in conditions that were at times fairly challenging.

Anton Floh

Monday, 25 August 2014

We had our first Austrian solo swimmer yesterday, 24th August, who completed his Channel swim in a time of 12hrs and 30mins (unratified). Anton set off shortly before lunchtime yesterday with pilot Reg Brickell, landing near Wissant at midnight last night. Well done to Anton on a brilliant swim and congratulations on being the first Austrian Channel Swimmer with the CSA!

Scott Miers

Monday, 25 August 2014

Congratulations to the Australian Scott Miers who successfully crossed the Channel on the 20th August in a time of 9hrs 59mins (unratified). Scott set off with pilot Reg Brickell on Viking Princess at 06.03 and landed at 16.02. Well done to Scott and his crew on a fine swim.

Keith Garry

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Huge congratulations to Keith Garry who successfully crossed the English Channel yesterday the 23rd August despite bad weather conditions. Keith set off at 08.57 with his pilot Kevin Sherman and crew on Connemara and landed near Wissant at 20.32, making his total time 11hrs 35mins (unratified). Congratulations to Keith and all his crew on a fantastic swim!

Tony Rutter

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Congratulations to the British swimmer Tony Rutter who completed his Channel swim yesterday 20th August in a time of 13hrs 15mins (unratified). Despite the rough conditions towards the end of his swim Tony finished at 19.20hrs at the Cap. The pilot was Peter Reed on Rowena.....well done to Tony and his crew.


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