1st August 2017

Written by Jon Tribbeck (Coldwet Bloke) A fantastic swim by Ashley Christopher! England to France in 13 hours 40 minutes in difficult conditions on 1st August 2017. It was a real pleasure and a privilege to be part of the crew on his solo English Channel Swim. Ashley’s weather window was a short one and after receiving the call from pilot Stuart Gleeson we set off for Dover at around midnight. Meeting Stuart at the marina they boarded Sea Leopard and set off for the starting point just west of Dover at Samphire Hoe. Swim preparations got underway on board.[…]

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