Tag: Peter Bales

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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Honoring Pilots Around The World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame has recognized 8 Honour Pilots since 1961. The male mariners (no women has ever been so honored) in the Hall of Fame are known for their histories of achievements as an escort pilot of channel swimmers. They exclusively include men who have plied the water

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Tales By Bales

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Peter Bales, one of the founding members of the Cape Long Distance Swimming Association (CLDSA), is one of those legends of the sport whose personality, energy and dedication have been greatly appreciated by generations of swimmers. The 73-year-old dynamo was reminiscing with Theodore Yach about early days

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