Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California
Costa Brava is a coastal region of northeastern Spain, consisting of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva, in the province of Girona. The Costa Brava stretches from Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border.
Captain Toni Fiol
escorted 6 Spanish men – Guillermo Sagnier
, Christian Puentes
, Alberto Compte
, Jordi Cañellas
, Mauricio Prieto
, and Esteban Raventós
– along this coast – 118.6 km – in 32 hours 7 minutes from Blanes to Portbou.
“We came across all sorts of weather conditions, ranging from the very favourable to very challenging conditions at night, with a 21 knot headwind and turbulent waves
,” explains Prieto who had estimated the swim might take the Swim4Good Costa Brava relay
up to 43 hours. “It is among the longest distance a 6-swimmer relay has swum by a European team in continental European waters
But they will take that 32 hour swim because it was definitely a Swim4Good.
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