Foireann Snámh Garibaldi – EC Relay

Started this morning with Eddie Spelling on Anastasia. Includes Catherine Sheridan and Fionnula Walsh, well known Sandycove swimmers, Kevin Williams, Distance Week alumni, from Kerry, and three Americans including Barbara Held who set the second fastest Gibraltar swim ever, about 3 hours 15 mins, if I recall,  a few weeks ago. Kevin’s Twitter and the tracker…

Stiletto Swimmers land in La Belle Francais

Talked to Clare just after they landed, in, Clare thinks, just under 16 hours. It was Grainne’s leg (which I was delighted about) and Maeve swam in with her, though a gaggle of wind-surfers with apparently about twenty people on the beach enjoying the spectacle of a Channel swimmer. A pleasant afternoon boat trip home…

Stiletto Swimmers go tomorrow

Just talked to Clare. There had been an issue with the boat, which has been rectified. Winds are still high in Dover, but due to drop overnight. I’ve been predicting tomorrow for them all along and it looks like they’ll go before mid-day. We wish them the best. Most of the team are friends of…