How Far Did Jennifer Figge Swim Across The Atlantic?

How Far Did Jennifer Figge Swim Across The Atlantic?

Jennifer Figge took 31 days to complete her stage swim from Brava in Cape Verde off the coast of Africa to Gran Riviere, Trinidad. The total distance was 2,186 nautical miles (4,048 km), She swam a total of 139 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, covering a cumulative total of 300 miles.

She started on Cape Verde on April 21st and reached Trinidad on May 21st.

Her day-by-day progress is noted below:

Day 1 – 5 am, 4.12 nm, 78ºF (25.5ºC), 6-8′ waves with 15-18 knot winds, jellyfish stings
Day 2 – 2 am, 2.98 nm, 79ºF (26.1ºC), 8-10′ waves with 18-20 knot winds, shark sighting (white tip)
Day 3 – 5:15 am 4.00 nm 80ºF (26.6ºC), 10-14′ waves with 20-22 knot winds, very disorganized waves
Day 4 – 5:35 am, 6.03 nm, 81ºF (27.1ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds
Day 5 – 6 am, 6.35 nm, 81ºF (27.1ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds, very cloudy bad visibility
Day 6 – 6 am, 6.60 nm, 81ºF (27.1ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds
Day 7 – 5:25 am, 8.27 nm, 82ºF (27.7ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds, jellyfish stings with aggressive pilot whale
Day 8 – 5:15 am, 8.42 nm, 82ºF (27.7ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds, big shark
Day 9 – 5:30 am, 8.85 nm, 82ºF (27.7ºC), 4-6′ waves with 10-12 knot winds, 3 huge fins, probably pilot whales
Day 10 – 4:45 am, 7.45 nm, 81ºF (27.1ºC), 5-7′ waves with 12-14 knot winds, pod of pilot whales
Day 11 – 4 am, 6.16 nm, 81ºF (27.1ºC), 8-10′ waves with 12-14 knot winds, jellyfish stings and avoiding a long line
Day 12 – 5:30 am, 9.24 nm, 82ºF (27.7ºC), 8-10′ waves with 12-14 knot winds, pod of dolphins
Day 13 – 4:15 am, 8.65 nm, 82ºF (27.7ºC), 6-8′ waves with 12-14 knot winds, shark and man o war
Day 14 – 4:35 am, 7.62 nm, 82ºF (27.7ºC), 10-12′ waves with 14-16 knot winds, jellyfish and man o war stings
Day 15 – 5:50 am, 11.45 nm, 81ºF (27.1ºC), 12-16′ waves with 20-22 knot winds, huge rollers and strong wind
Day 16 – 5:55 am, 11.93 nm, 82ºF (27.1ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds
Day 17 – 5:10 am, 11.33 nm, 82ºF (27.1ºC), 12-16′ waves with 18-22 knot winds, huge rollers and strong wind
Day 18 – 4:50 am, 11.32 nm, 83ºF (28.3ºC), 10-12′ waves with 18-20 knot winds, strong currents
Day 19 – 5 am, 8.21 nm, 83ºF (28.3ºC), 10-12′ waves with 20-22 knot winds
Day 20 – 5:40 am, 9.66 nm, 83ºF (28.3ºC), 8-10′ waves with 16-20 knot winds
Day 21 – 4 am, 7.98 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 6-8′ waves with 14-16 knot winds
Day 22 – 2:10 am, 4.46 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 6-8′ waves with 16-18 knot winds, man o war
Day 23 – 4:40 am, 10.43 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 10-12′ waves with 18-22 knot winds, man o war
Day 24 – 4:20 am, 8.25 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 12-16′ waves with 20-24 knot winds, man o war stings
Day 25 – 3:45 am, 11.31 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 10-12′ waves with 16-18 knot winds, man o war
Day 26 – 4-6′ waves with 14-18 knot winds, heavy rain all day, no visibility, too risky to swim
Day 27 – 5:35 am, 8.59 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 6-8′ waves with 16-20 knot winds, very green water from Amazon River
Day 28 – 5:25 am, 14.22 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 4-6′ waves with 12-16 knot winds, very green water from Amazon River
Day 29 – 4:10 am, 12.29 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 6-8′ waves with 12-16 knot winds, big unidentified fish jumping, strong currents
Day 30 – 3 am, 7.47 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 4-6′ waves with 10-14 knot winds, rainy and cloudy
Day 31 – 1:30 am, 7.08 nm, 84ºF (28.8ºC), 4-6′ waves with 10-14 knot winds, very strong current [arrival in Gran Riviere, Trinidad]

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