English Channel Crossing Feb 2015

Finally got a boat to agree to do a Feb crossing! Booked for Feb 2015!

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  • 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.
  • April's Fools joke ???....or a tougher swimmer than most :)
  • edited April 1
    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...
  • Facebook link?
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • edited April 1
    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...
  • edited April 1
    What? And spoil everyone else's fun?
    I'm sure it will come out soon enough.
  • 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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