The Build-up To Theodore Yach's Century Swim

The Build-up To Theodore Yach’s Century Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Theodore Yach is approaching his 100th crossing between Cape Town and Robben Island. He recently completed his 98th crossing in 2 hours 26 minutes and plans to soon reach 100 crossings.

Yach’s Century Swim has been built up based on these following crossings. Water temperatures have been 11-16ºC during nearly all his swims.

#1 on 25 November 1981 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 1 hours 54 minutes
#2 on 31 October 1987 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 24 minutes
#3 on 5 March 1988 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 27 minutes
#4 on 12 May 1988 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 54 minutes
#5 on 22 December 1988 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay [two-way] in 6 hours 53 minutes
#6 on 22 December 1988 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay [two-way] in 6 hours 53 minutes
#7 on 2 June 1991 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 19 minutes
#8 on 23 February 1993 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 21 minutes
#9 on 14 August 1993 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 19 minutes
#10 on 7 May1994 from Camps Bay to Robben Island in 5 hours 30 minutes
#11 on 14 May 1995 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 14 minutes
#12 on 17 February 1996 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 54 minutes
#13 on 19 May 1996 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 58 minutes
#14 on 20 December 1997 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 4 hours 17 minutes
#15 on 22 February 1998 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 18 minutes
#16 on 1 May 1998 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
#17 on 3 October 1998 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 26 minutes
#18 on 2 January 1999 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
#19 on 1 May 1999 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 15 minutes
#20 on 6 November 1999 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
#21 on 18 November 1999 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 10 minutes
#22 on 30 December 1999 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 33 minutes
#23 on 10 June 2000 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 31 minutes
#24 on 14 October 2000 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 20 minutes
#25 on 3 March 2001 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 38 minutes
#26 on 1 May 2001 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 42 minutes
#27 on 18 May 2001 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 22 minutes
#28 on 16 June 2001 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 4 hours 1 minutes
#29 on 23 September 2001 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 3 hours 9 minutes
#30 on 2 March 2002 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 12 minutes
#31 on 11 May 2002 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 18 minutes
#32 on 2 June 2002 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 36 minutes
#33 on 30 December 2002 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 4 hours 19 minutes
#34 on 1 March 2003 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 23 minutes
#35 on 26 April 2003 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 20 minutes
$36 on 31 May 2003 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 16 minutes
#37 on 19 October 2003 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 59 minutes
#38 on 30 November 2003 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 13 minutes
#39 on 27 March 2004 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 3 minutes
#40 on 14 April 2004 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
#41 on 30 January 2005 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 44 minutes
#42 on 11 September 2005 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
#43 on 18 February 2006 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 38 minutes
#44 on 5 March 2006 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 5 minutes
#45 on 12 May 2006 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 22 minutes
#46 on 5 January 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 15 minutes
#47 on 17 February 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 21 minutes
#48 on 31 March 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 22 minutes
#49 on 1 May 2007 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 14 minutes
#50 on 4 April 2008 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 5 minutes
#51 on 27 April 2008 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 54 minutes
#52 on 28 September 2008 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 43 minutes
#53 on 26 April 2009 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
#54 on 28 November 2009 from Three Anchor Bay to Round Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay [two-way] in 10 hours 39 minutes
#55 on 28 November 2009 from Three Anchor Bay to Round Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay [two-way] in 10 hours 39 minutes
#56 on 2 May 2010 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 51 minutes
#57 on 4 December 2010 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
#58 on 18 December 2010 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 2 hours 58 minutes
#59 on 13 February 2011 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 26 minutes
#60 on 19 March 2011 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 49 minutes
#61 on 25 August 2011 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 45 minutes
#62 on 25 September 2011 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 36 minutes
#63 on 29 January 2012 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 33 minutes
#64 on 18 March 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
#65 on 29 July 2012 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 27 minutes
#66 on 16 September 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 27 minutes
#67 on 2 October 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 26 minutes
#68 on 15 December 2012 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 33 minutes
#69 on 17 February 2013 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 2 hours 45 minutes
#70 on 6 March 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 29 minutes
#71 on 11 May 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
#72 on 17 June 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 35 minutes
#73 on 10 July 2013 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 4 minutes
#74 on 2 October 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 19 minutes
#75 on 3 November 2013 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 47 minutes
#76 on 24 November 2013 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 22 minutes
#77 on 27 December 2013 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 4 hours 20 minutes
#78 on 26 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 24 minutes
#79 on 1 March 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 30 minutes
#80 on 29 March 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 13 minutes
#81 on 8 April 2014 from Llandudno to Robben Island in 7 hours 3 minutes
#82 on 28 June 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 14 minutes
#83 on 30 July 2014 from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay in 3 hours 31 minutes
#84 on 17 August 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 40 minutes
#85 on 7 November 2014 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 17 minutes
#86 on 29 November 2014 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 3 hours 52 minutes
#87 on 1 January 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 20 minutes
#88 on 24 January 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 30 minutes
#89 on 15 March 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 8 minutes
#90 on 30 March 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 21 minutes
#91 on 12 April 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 15 minutes
#92 on 17 May 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 30 minutes
#93 on 20 June 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 34 minutes
#94 on 9 October 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 43 minutes
#95 on 22 November 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg on 2 hours 0 minutes
#96 on 6 December 2015 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 1 hour 59 minutes
#97 on 17 December 2015 from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island in 4 hours 36 minutes
#98 16 January 2016 from Robben Island to Blouberg in 2 hours 26 minutes

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