English Channel Crossing Feb 2015

sharkbaitzasharkbaitza Member
edited March 2014 in General Discussion
Finally got a boat to agree to do a Feb crossing! Booked for Feb 2015!

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  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    Care to explain why February?

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • Well, it hasn't been done before. And because of the time of year, apparently the currents are more favourable.
  • It's the very unusual, February only, 'West to East Superhighway', English Channel flow. Similar to the little encountered South to North 'supertravelator current' enjoyed 'just the once' between Cuba and Florida.
  • paulmpaulm Member
    April's Fools joke ???....or a tougher swimmer than most :)
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited April 2014
    Jbetley said:

    It's the very unusual, February only, 'West to East Superhighway', English Channel flow. Similar to the little encountered South to North 'supertravelator current' enjoyed 'just the once' between Cuba and Florida.

    Where does one start? Eastbourne to end in Dunkirk? ;)

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • haha, you won't believe how many volunteers I had to crew this on my facebook page... lol... even I'm not fat enough to attempt this...
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    Facebook link?

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • JBirrrdJBirrrd Member
    edited April 2014
    Can't say I gave your announcement much more thought than a quick "nutter" before heading into the pool this morning. But apparently I'm pretty gullible today. You are the second forum member to get me. The other one was good, very good DB.
  • Niek said:

    Facebook link?

    just my normal facebook...

    JBirrrd said:

    Can't say I gave your announcement much more thought than a quick "nutter" before heading into the pool this morning. But apparently I'm pretty gullible today. You are the second forum member to get me. The other one was good, very good DB.

    well, now you just have to share...
  • JBirrrdJBirrrd Member
    edited April 2014
    What? And spoil everyone else's fun?
    I'm sure it will come out soon enough.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    JBirrrd said:

    What? And spoil everyone else's fun?
    I'm sure it will come out soon enough.

    It was a good one.

    http://loneswimmer.com/2014/04/01/diana-nyad-to-confess-all-on-oprah/
  • evmo said:

    It was a good one.

    but, the bottom of the picture linked in the post even says...

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