Tuesday, October 22, 2013

To all of you out there - thank you for your support!!!

Hi to all of you out there,
As you have already heard and read, we had to abort the swim about 2/3 of the way from Cyprus to Israel, due to adverse sea conditions.
The decision was a tough one to make, since all of the swimmers were still in great shape even after more than 60 hours, including one shift against 1.5-2 meter waves.

However, it became too dangerous for boarding
the boat at the end of each shift, not to mention the need to swim further away from the boat, with the risk of it losing sight of the swimmer in the darkness. 
We know we made the right decision, since the sea kept building up to over 3 meters and 25 knot cross wind. We came out stronger than before and already planning on a second attempt...

We would like to thank all the people who supported us:
All the sponsors: High5 Israel, Sepa and Orca Israel, Tashut, PLymedia and Aqua Sphere.
Special thanks to Ronit Alroy as well as hundreds of you who had donated through our site.

Great appreciation and thanks to those who have inspired us to do this:  
2. The Ventura Deep Six who set a world record in 2010 with a 202 miles relay swim
3. The Night Train Swimmers who currently hold the world record with 228 miles relay swim

Some more pictures can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. congratulations on your swim! we know how it's like to swim in those conditions. our first couple night on our first attempt included 20+ foot swells at quick intervals and hundreds of jellyfish. our second and successful swim opened with gail force winds for 36 hours. fortunately the wind was at our back and the ~10-12 ft waves came at a reasonable interval. swimming in conditions like those reminds me that open water swimming in the ocean is like a dance, sometimes you lead, but most of the time you're just trying to follow and keep rhythm! cheers!