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Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Drifters - Successful Channel Relay Swim - 15th September 2012

Report by Stuart Gleeson
We met at Dover Marina. After loading gear, introductions - Ram, Mark, Tom, Andrew, Nick, Ben - meet crewman Stuart Adams & CSA Observer Sam Jones. Safety briefing & confirmation of swimming rules/regulations follow.

2340: Leave marina for Samphire Hoe swim start. Ram starts the team off at 0010hrs.

First few hours saw the usual settling in: a few bouts of seasickness but good team spirit. Air temperature is cool & the team have noticed it. Of course dawn follows even the coolest of nights & the first sunshine always lifts the spirits. Not a great deal of traffic in the lanes today, but some good sized ones.


It is in great spirits that Ben ends the swim by landing on the shingle beach of Ambleteuse, his team mates join him for the usual pebble souvenirs.

A finishing time of 11hrs 32minutes is recorded & out comes the champagne. Well done team.


Hi Stuart, Thanks again for getting us across the Channel safely! - The Drifters -

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