Tag: Strait of Messina

Sir Richard Branson Plans To Strive On

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. British billionaire Richard Branson is planning to attempt a charity tandem swim together with popular American actor Adrian Grenier across the 3.2 km Strait of Messina in Italy in late September. But Branson's preparation may be now in question due to a head-first, high-speed cycling crash on the British

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Striving In The Strait Of Messina

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dashing British billionaire Richard Branson and popular American actor Adrian Grenier will attempt to cross the 3.2 km Strait of Messina in a charity tandem swim. Branson, visionary behind the Virgin brand, and Grenier, an actor best known for Entourage and The Devil Wears Prada, will attempt the crossing

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Mini Channel Swimming Around The World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. If the English Channel is referred to the Mount Everest of channel swimming, there are lots and lots of small hills around the world where local swimmers can try their hand at mini channel swimming. From the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, there are many

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30 Years Ago In Sicily

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nino Fazio, the Italian stalwart in the Strait of Messina community, and Christof Wandratsch, the German stalwart in the ice swimming community, first met in the Strait of Messina in 1986. "It was my first time ever in the Strait when I met Christof. Then I met him a few years later in Cefalù and other

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