Clark In Catalina: Butterflies Before, Bliss After

Clark In Catalina: Butterflies Before, Bliss After

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Photos courtesy of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.

Tracy Clark completed her third Oceans Seven channel on September 22nd with a 12 hour 54 minute crossing of the Catalina Channel.

The Catalina Channel Swimming Federation reported, “The Kiwi had some unique encounters with two whales (a mother and a calf) spy hop and breach within only a few feet of her and kayaker, Barb Schumacher.

Later in the wee hours of the morning the pilot boat, Bottom Scratcher, experienced three very close encounters with unmanned Navy marine drones.

Clark was supported by pilot Greg Elliot, Crew Chief Jopie Van Hameron, crew member Isabel Hemmerick, kayakers Barb Schumacher and Patricio Libenson, and Federation Observers Jodi DiLascio and Nathan Muldoon (Catalina 2013 veteran)

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Steven Munatones