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Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Pattern Family - Successful Channel Relay Swim - 3rd September 2012

Report by Stuart Gleeson.
A warm night, we meet at Dover Marina & everyone finds their own space as I give the safety talk. CSA Observer Sam Jones carries on the official bit by confirming rules & noting particulars whilst Stuart Adams & I steer Sea Leopard out of Dover Harbour for a 0305 start from Samphire Hoe.

A happy team, each motivating the swimmer in the water & caring for each other after each rotation. Good fast progress, even with some of the family suffering from seasickness. This trip is the 50th birthday treat for Hugo Pattern & he seems to be enjoying every minute of it. Within striking distance of France after 10 hours, Harry does a big push leaving mum to do just five minutes to land at Ambletuese Ft Mahon after just 11hrs & 5 mins.

A delightful family who obviously love swimming together.

Well done team. Happy Birthday Hugo.


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