andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

August 27, 2007

2007 08 27 12h00

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 1:31 pm

The call every channel swimmer wants and dreads!

My pilot, Chris Osmond, has taken swimmers out 4 days in a row, and from my window I can see the flotilla of boats approaching the southbound shipping lane. Chris’ wife called to say that we’re 90% on for 08h30 tomorrow, and will confirm later today i.e. the swim’s on unless the weather deteriorates this afternoon. My "crew" have gone for the last minute shopping & to get out of my hair, and I’m off to Shakespeare beach for a last light swim to settle the nerves.

Please remember to monitor the SportsTrack link for realtime progress tomorrow

In addition you can sms 082 777 8186 on the boat, but please do not reply to any other number, as you will clog up our outgoing communications.

Finally, the comments facility has been reactivated - let’s hope the spam monsters don’t get us before the end of the swim.


  1. good luck from us on the south coast - twenie, redbanks

    Comment by yvonne — August 27, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  2. Bon courage, Andy

    We’ll be following your crossing closely.
    Sorry not there to meet you on the French side.

    Let the tides and weather be with you.

    Regards Murray

    Comment by Murray Dawson — August 27, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

  3. Go for it Andy…we’re with you all the way, but on the dry side! Champagne awaiting back here in Cape Town!!
    loads of luck with the tides and weather and loads of love, Neece and Don

    Comment by Neece and Don — August 27, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

  4. That is so exciting. We will be thinking of you all the way.

    Comment by Heidi — August 27, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

  5. Good Luck Andy, Stay positive and relaxed. Regards

    Comment by Barend Nortje — August 27, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

  6. Hey there

    Hope all goes well, if not don’t worry I can fix it when you get back!!

    Good luck

    Comment by lindsey — August 27, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

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