Tag: 3 Anchor Bay

Railroading In The Ocean

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Big, smooth displacements of water in the ocean - the rhythmic movement of ocean swells - can be used to your advantage while swimming in the coastal open water locations. Railroading is when a swimmer uses the power of large wind-generated waves or ocean swells to push them forward as they swim towards

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3AB Is A Very Tough One

Courtesy of Kane Kossew, Cape Town, South Africa. Theodore Yach swam his 99th Robben Island crossing on February 13th from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes in 15ºC. "There were hectic currents," explains Yach. "My 100th crossing [Century Swim] will be the Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay route. As Peter Bales said to me in 1981, '3AB

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Arend Grondman, From Skipper To Swimmer

Roger Finch, a member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and the Half Century Club, lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. 1,263 miles from Cape Town and a large platoon of the South African extreme swimmers, ice swimmers, marathon swimmers and channel swimmers, Finch found it a tough task logistically to prepare for his channel swims in the

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Atlantic Dash Is Dashed But Rescheduled

"5-meter swells bashed the coast until Sunday night for the first time in April in living memory," explained Theodore Yach about last Sunday's postponed 5.3 km Atlantic Dash. "But we race this weekend." The first swim race from Clifton Fourth Beach to Three Anchor Bay will be limited to 20 elite swimmers on April 21st. The Atlantic Dash re-evaluated its

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