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Richard Bethane

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Congratulations to the British swimmer Richard Bethane who successfully crossed the Channel yesterday (19/9) in a time of 13hrs and 45mins (unratified). He was supported by his pilot Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard Charter. Richard did especially well as the Channel was covered in thick fog yesterday from the start of his swim to the finish at 19.47 last night. Well done to Richard and to his support crew who guided him through the 'mist'!

 

Matthias Holvoet

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Matthias Holvoet from Belgium landed at Pte du riden at 15.55 (16/9) with a swim time of 11hrs 53 mins (unratified). Matthias was supported by Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard Charter. Congratulations on a fantastic swim you are now a 'Channel Swimmer'.

 

James McIntosh

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

At 07:13 hrs this morning (16/9) James McIntosh became one of the CSA's newest Channel Swimmers when he landed on the sand beach 1.5 miles north east of Wissant - completing his swim in 17 hrs 8 mins (to be ratified). James was on 'Pathfinder' with pilot Eric Hartley and Observer Keith Oiller and was given great support during his swim by Kate, Ash, Andy and Des. Congratulations from all at the CSA, on an excellent swim, and from 'Shooting Star Chase' the Chldren's Hospice that will benefit from James' fine effort.

 

Rachael Elkaim

Monday, 15 September 2014

Rachael Elkaim from Australia became a Channel swimmer today, 15th September, crossing in a time of 13hrs and 01min (unratified). Rachael who is part of Vladswim, Sydney, began her swim at 04.38 from Samphire Hoe and landed in France at 17.39 this afternoon. She was supported by pilot Andy King on Louise Jane Charter. Well done to Rachael and all the crew from all at the CSA.

 

Justin Hanby

Monday, 15 September 2014

Congratulations to Justin Hanby (Australian) who has successfully crossed the Channel today, 15th September, in a time of 11hrs and 47mins (unratified). Justin who is from Vladswim, in Sydney was supported by his pilot Reg Brickell on Viking Princess. Well done on a brilliant swim.

 

Eric's Sharks

Saturday, 13 September 2014

The 4 person British relay team 'Eric's Sharks' completed their Channel swim on the 6th September in a time of 13hrs and 17mins (unratified). They were supported by their piot Kevin Sherman on Connemara. Well done to the team and crew.

B of AML Triathlon Club

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Congratulations to the 3 person British relay team B of AML Triathlon Club who successfully crossed the Channel on the 7th September in a time of 12hrs and 30mins (unratified). They were supported by their pilot Reg Brickell on Viking Princess. Well done to the whole team from all at the CSA!

Justyn Larcombe

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Justyn Larcombe became an English Channel swimmer on 07.09.14 by landing in France at 2210, making his total solo crossing time 12hrs and 40 mins (unratified). He was assisted by pilot Stuart Gleeson on Sea Leopard Charter. Congratulations to Justyn and his crew from all at the CSA!

Shore to Shore

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

The relay team Shore to Shore successfully completed their relay swim yesterday 08.09.14 when they landed at Pte du riden at 22.04. The 6 person team from Bournemouth consisted of 3 girls and 3 guys: Stuart Purcell, Simon Gater, William Collings-wells, Jacqui Couch, Chloe Dalton and Carol Fudge. They started their swim at 09.20 and had a total swim time of 12 hrs 44 mins (to be ratified). The team were on board Sea Leopard Charter, with pilot Stuart Gleeson. Congratulations to all from the CSA.

Chloe McCardel

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

'Many congratulations from all at the CSA to Australian, Chloe McCardel who completed her solo swim on 7/9/14 when she landed on the rocks at the base of Cap Gris Nez at 20:02 hrs. Her time was an incredible 9 hrs and 12 mins (to be ratified), the fastest swim by a lady this season, and 2nd overall fastest swim this year. She received excellent support from Grant Callaghan whilst swimming alongside 'Pathfinder' with pilot Eric Hartley and crew Gary Watkins

 

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