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Swim for Hope – Weather update
September 3, 2010

Well, here we are on Friday, eagerly watching the weather forecasts for this weekend’s immense challenge of swimming the Solent.

 Sunday is definitely off because of high winds – so we’ve moved the swim to Saturday.  It still looks like it’s going to be rough seas though.

 Sarah is excited and ready for the challenge.  She’s got a little over 2.5 miles to swim in Force3/4 conditions across one of the busiest stretches of water before she reaches the Isle of Wight.  Steve will be in a Surf Kayak alongside her – a much easier challenge, but it should still be interesting in the weather conditions.

 We’ll post an update to the website on Monday to let you all know how Sarah got on. 

And if you haven’t managed to sponsor her yet, you can do so by following this link…

19 responses to “Swim for Hope – Weather update”

  1. Graeme Winship says:

    Good luck Sarah,
    If you ahve seen Nemo

    just keep swimming
    just keep swimming
    just keep swim swim swim swimming

    Get Steve to sing it you!!!

  2. Adam Gardner says:

    Go for it Sarah! Hope you get good front quadrant stroke timing going. Don’t forget to keep your feet relaxed and floppy, kick from the hip, feel you shoulders rotate fully past your ears… Tips I got from a pro not so long ago… now, who was that ;o) Best of luck!


    PS. See if you can do it in 56/58 strokes, that’d be a record!

  3. Victoria Jones says:

    Best of luck Sarah!

  4. Good luck Sarah! x

  5. Go Sarah, and also good luck Steve. They also serve who only paddle the kayak…

  6. Julie Hinge says:

    Not sure about Steve singing to you – might make you turn back!! Good luck – you’ll be great. Hope Steve’s buying the first round of drinks when you’re back on land! Take care – speak soon x

  7. Good Luck Sarah!!
    Hope the weather holds & you are able to do it this weekend.
    What a wonderful idea & experience.

  8. sanjiv kanwar says:

    Sarah I had no clue you were so athletic and fearless . Best of luck and I am sure you will be successful!
    Steve enjoy the Surf Kayak – just think you are in your Lotus!

  9. Sarah Giles says:

    Thanks for everybody that has sent well wishes and donations so far – I’m a little nervous and excited all at the same time. And all this just to avoid having to pay for the ferry!

  10. Kyle Newman says:

    Go Sarah! You can do it! I have total faith! Will be keeping my fingers crossed on the weather front for you. Kyle x

  11. Damian says:

    Dont drink the water!!!!!!

  12. Hey Sarah

    Dodge the boats and the dolphins (we had one around our boat for 20 mins once) and tuck into fish and chips once you get there.

    Have fun, stay safe.


  13. The Lightbox says:

    All your friends at The Lightbox wish Sarah and Perdita all the luck in the world – stay safe and make lots of money!

  14. Sarah – Good luck with your swim this weekend. I hope that that the weather holds out for you.

  15. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by projectfive, Sarah Giles. Sarah Giles said: So tomorrow we swim the Solent come rain or shine, thank you for all your kind well wishes and ££…£4000 raised so far […]

  16. Steph-a-knee says:

    Hello Sarah, good luck on Sunday, have fun completing your silly swim in cold water and big waves. You are awesome and insane!

    Get it done quickly so you can get nice and dry.

    x Steph x

  17. Charles Bremner says:

    Bloody Hell Sarah – what on earth do you think you are doing?!!

    You take care and don’t trust that man in his Surf Kayak; trust him to take the easy way out all cosy in his wet suit!!

    Best of luck though – and I have just sponsored you.

  18. Brad says:

    Tomorrow, you swim.

    Good luck! You are well prepared so I hope you take the time to enjoy it 🙂

    ……Channel next?

  19. Hazel says:

    It’s time! Good luck to all of you, I know you can do it!

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