andy’s english channel swim: august 2007

August 30, 2007

2007 08 30 Thursday 08h15 (UK)

Filed under: Channel swim 2007 — andy @ 9:22 am

Meeting my pirate today to discuss battle plan with the weather. The wind is NW i.e. a favourable tail wind, but stronger than hoped for. The pirate believes that the current combination of wind & spring tide does not make for an easy swim, so it’s back to the local swimming pool to maintain condition. I hope that he is not gun-shy after last year’s episode, because if we are waiting for a perfect day then we’ll be here for the rest of the year.

After a week in Dover the White Horse pub, where all the successful swimmers scribble their names on the walls & ceiling, is just down the road from the pool & becoming more alluring!


  1. Hi Andy

    I hope that high pressure over the N. atlantic settles over Dover. It will be a duck pond to swim.

    Fill up on those carbohydrates with a couple of beers.

    Holding thumbs tight that the weather comes right.


    Comment by Murray Dawson — August 30, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  2. All at RMB wish you the best . Would prefer that you drank French champagne and not English beer !!!



    Comment by Ryan Proudfoot — August 30, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

  3. The Channel will give you a break, be patient and be ready !!!!

    Comment by Barend Nortje — August 30, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

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