Tag: Brian Ross

Tandem Times Two Triumphant

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The three-man relay team of Chris Kraus, Brian Ross, and Rick Gaenzle has a specific goal. The men want to become the first relay team to complete the Oceans Seven. After crossing the Tsugaru Channel, Molokai Channel, English Channel, North Channel, and Strait of Gibraltar, they have two channels

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Oceans Seven, Team-Style

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While hundreds of swimmers are on the Oceans Seven list for doing the English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait and Tsugaru Channel, there are others who prefer the camaraderie of teammates when tackling the Oceans Seven. Bill Ireland [shown above],

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The Water Looks So Calm

Oceans Seven swimmers often underestimate the "English Channel of the Far East". With only 19 km separating its closest two points, the Tsugaru Channel is considered one of the easiest Oceans Seven channels. Even from the cliffs overlooking the Tsugaru Channel things below look calm. But underneath that calm are so terrifically strong eddies and the

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