It was that time of year again, providing support for this well organised local event.
Conditions were somewhat breezy but this did not phase the 35+ swimmers that took to the waters of the Clyde.
I joined four other kayaks as we set off for the Cloch Lighthouse on the eastern side of the Clyde. Conditions for the crossing had me doubting my sanity, never mind about the swimmers. I never managed to get any photos whilst on the water, didn’t fancy loosing my phone!
The crossing took just over half an hour, landing north of the lighthouse out of the southerly breeze.
We awaited word confirming the exact locus of the start Point, the decision was made to start south of the Cloch in order to account for the wind.
Support boats arriving off shore, soon to be joined by the RIBs – show offs with their engines,ha.
We were joined by another 5 kayaks, who provided excellent additional support, their help most appreciated. I believe they belonged to a club from ‘the other side’, not sure which though.
The crossing was drama free, thankfully. With the presence of the RIBs, Cruisers and the kayaks, shore to shore was covered for any eventuality.
A fantastic well organised event I’m proud to say I was involved in. A huge well done to all organisers, support crew and participants, great effort 👍
Thanks to Argyll and the Isles App for the water based photography 👍
The brother in law must have damaged his legs during the swim! Well done that man 👍.