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Ben Brophy

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

The 1st September saw another successful solo swim by Ben Brophy. After 14hrs and 52 mins (subject to ratification) of swimming including choppy wates, he landed at Wissant with his pilot Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard. Well done Ben!


Carl Plasschaert

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Another successful solo swim was achieved by Carl Plasschaert on the 1st September. His time was an amazing 12hrs and 06mins (subject to ratification) with pilot Eric Hartley and observer Keith Oiller. Carl landed on the rocks approximately 1/2 mile south of Cap Gris-Nez at 19:11 hrs. Carl is reportedly only the 14th Belgian to successfully complete a solo Channel Swim and did so in the worst conditoins that the observer had experienced in the past 2 seasons. A south westerly wind of 20 kts was recorded with an estimated 8 ft swell with breaking waves over the last 5 hours of the swim.

A huge well done to Carl and in such an amazing time!


Yves Watt

Tuesday, 03 September 2013

On 28th August Yves Watt, swam from England to France in a time of 12hrs and 16mins (subject to ratification). His solo swim was with Reg Brickell on the Viking Princess and observer Mikee Phillips. Well done to Yves from the CSA!


Seabrook Space Cadets

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The relay team 'Seabrook Space Cadets' successfully crossed the English Channel on the 24th August on one of the biggest tides so far this season. They landed at Wissant in 17hrs 12mins and 54secs (subject to verification). Their pilot was Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard and observer was Ali Castleton. Well done guys.....


Killer Whales Chanel Swim Team

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Yesterday, the 28th August saw an amazing time by the relay 'Killer Whales Chanel Swim Team'. They successfully crossed the English Channel in a brilliant time of 8hrs and 25mins (subject to verification)! Their pilot was Andy King and observer Steve Franks. Well done to you all!!


Marty Filipowski

Thursday, 29 August 2013

On 27th August the Auss/USA solo swimmer Marty Filipowski swam the English Channel in a time of 14hrs and 39mins (subject to verification). His pilot was Andy King and observer Steve Franks. Congratulations Marty....

Alison DeFrancesco

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Congratulations to Alli (US/Italian) who completed her English Channel solo swim yesterday (28th August) after 11hrs and 14mins (subject to verification). Her pilot was Fred Mardle on Masterpiece. Alli commented:

'Today, i became a CHANNEL SWIMMER. Touching down at Cap-Gris-Nez in 11hrs and 14mins. I also became the FIRST ITALIAN WOMAN to achieve this goal'. Read her touching personal story on her own website:

Well done to Alli from all at the CSA......

Jackson Carroll

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Yesterday (28th August) the Australian Jackson Carroll became another of our Channel Swimmers. Jackson completed his one-way solo swim in a time of 13hrs and 33mins (subject to verification) with his pilot Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard. He hit the Cap 'right on the nose' at 16.13 hrs! Well done Jackson.....

Near Naked 4 Man

Thursday, 29 August 2013

On the 24th August, the 4 person British relay team 'Near Naked 4 Man' successfully swam the English Channel. They completed their swim in 14hrs and 10mins (subject to verification) with their pilot Reg Brickell and observer Mikee Phillips. Congratulations guys!

Gabriela Kovacikova

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The USA swimmer Gabriela Kovacikova successfully completed her solo swim on the 19th August. Her time was a brilliant 11hrs and 28mins (subject to verification) with her pilot Fred Mardle and observer Peter Marshall. Well done to Gabriela!


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