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Old 17 September 2013, 14:29   #1
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Round IOW swim

Anna Wardley is attempting round IOW swim this Friday and Saturday. If you are out on The Solent IOW area please look out for her and her support team to give them a wide berth or slow down and reduce wakes

The mariners notice for her attempt is here http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/admi...No%2048_T_.pdf

and info on event is here
5ive Island Swim Challenge - Anna Wardley

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Old 17 September 2013, 14:43   #2
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WTF thats what 60 miles? So more than double a cross channel swim? Has it been done before?
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The swim round the Isle of Wight is around 60 miles, and in terms of distance, is almost three times the length of the English Channel. Anna anticipates that she will be swimming for some 30 hours to complete the full circumnavigation. This will be the final swim in Anna's Five Island Swim Challenge in September 2013.

The Isle of Wight solo has been completed by just three people, the first of whom was Kevin Murphy in 1971. Kevin is the reigning King of the English Channel, having swam across the stretch 34 times, which is more than any other man.

Commenting on Anna's bid, Kevin said: "A swim in excess of 24 hours is among the toughest in the world, and there aren't many people who can do it.

Getting through The Needles is something of an adventure especially in the dark and the sea can be very rough off St Catherine's point. No solo swimmer has ever managed to get to Bembridge to catch the tide, which means we've all had six hours of swimming against it going nowhere before being able to make progress again."
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Old 17 September 2013, 15:43   #4
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I reckon this is a proper challenge, in a completely different league to joyriding around the coast in a RIB.

I like the choice of charities too, so I'm in for 20. Would anybody care to match me?
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Old 21 September 2013, 08:39   #5
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Anna Wardley becomes the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight. 26h 33m 28s. She has done it WOW
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Anna Wardley becomes the fourth person to swim around the Isle of Wight. 26h 33m 28s. She has done it WOW
Damned impressive.
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Old 21 September 2013, 09:40   #7
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What a feat, fantastic. i cant even do a length of the local swimming pool in the kids section, Im too fat!!
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Ive never seen a skinny sea swimmer.

Blubber is good, they even smear lard on themselves before setting off to maintain heat, dirty brutes.
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That's epic. I thought I did well with a 4m rib....makes us all look a little wimpy....

Huge respect :-)
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that's epic. I thought i did well with a 4m rib....makes us all look a little wimpy.... Huge respect :-)
+1 total respect!!
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