Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Saturday, October 18, 2008

2008 Attempt

Date Wed July 30th 2008
Pilot: Andy King - Boat:Louise Jane
Distance swum 32 miles
Time 16 hours
Water Temp 66 degrees
Seas Calm
Swim terminated 1.7 miles off the French coast.
Reached that point in 12 hours.
Spent 2 hours off the coast but was not able to find a way through the rip tide.
Pat still felt strong and was swimming at a good tempo. Spent another two hours to no avail.
The Team caucused, accepted the unacceptable, and decided it was time to terminate the swim.

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