andy’s english channel swim: august 2007


September 4, 2007

2007 09 04 19h46

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 8:48 pm

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Swim confirmed for 03h30 start.

Todays swimmers had rough water but a trailing sea, which should have helped times.

2007 08 04 17h55

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 7:01 pm

Wind still dropping - great - see chart below. Forcing down the last pasta, and waiting for my pilot Chris Osmond to confirm tomorrows’ 03h00 start.

 

2007 09 04 08h00

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 9:06 am

03h00 tomorrow (Wednesday) provisionally confirmed for my swim. 

Weather & water have improved substantially and the high pressure system seems to be arriving slowly (http://www.meteonet.nl/aktueel/brackall.htm).

 

The first swimmers this neap tide got away between 03h00 & 04h00 this morning. I got up to watch them, thinking that will begin the reset of my body clock for tomorrow’s start, and met an Irish swimmer John with the same idea. From the Varne Ridge lawn at the top of the Dover cliffs we watched the little convoy make it’s timid way into the channel, with the lead boat accompanying a relay swim & getting away from the others.