From Here To There, Channeling The Narrows

From Here To There, Channeling The Narrows

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Winston Crooke, President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Triathlon, organized another great channel crossing between Nevis and St. Kitts in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.

The tiny island with plenty of beautiful open water swimming locations is the start of the annual StarMile2.5 Nevis-St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim.

The StarMile2.5 Nevis-St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim is an annual 2.5-mile (4 km) swim from between Oualie Beach on Nevis to Cockleshell Bay on St Kitts.

The 2014 swim was the 12th annual Bente Weber Memorial Swim which offers the opportunity for veterans and newbies – with or without fins – to take part in a swim across the Narrows,” explains race director Crooke.

The event started with 12 swimmers back in 2003, but has grown to nearly 130 ten years later.

This year the event has partnered with the St Kitts Turtle Monitoring Group to raise awareness and funds for this important conservation project founded in January 2003 which monitors nesting sea turtle populations and acts as an advocate for the strengthening of sea turtle protection laws.”

With some great awards…

Results of the top finishers are posted here.

Photography courtesy of Ian Holyoak.

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Steven Munatones