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Swimming The Atlantic

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Holy crap.

    Did anyone else here know about the French guy who did it first?
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    First, "holy crap" isn't a phrase I expected to see from you Fenian, though this story certainly warrants it. Just seems somehow beneath you. My perception ...

    Second, I love the picture of the world's leggiest woman with the world's smallest man. Conjures numerous images, few of them honorable.

    As for the swimmer, she got there just in time, and her route was well chosen, given the hoards of sharks that approached the Florida coast a few days ago.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I don't quite understand how this works. Did the sailboat sail around in circles at night? The day she swam for 21 minutes, did it sail forward and double back? It's not as if you can drop anchor unless you have 20,000 feet of rope.
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    How do you not get eaten by a shark?
  5. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I imagine a GPS was involved in making sure she swam the entire way.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Good thing Robin brought the shark repellent.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Effin beautiful!!
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  10. micke77

    micke77 Member

    Mustangj17...i was wondering the same thing. that is mind-boggling. amazing accomplishment.
  11. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Turns out, as I suspected, that the thing was kind of b.s.

    Impressive, sure, but she did not swim the entire length of the Atlantic Ocean. Not even close.



  12. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    I want to know how she financed all this. Is it possible that there's a profile of Jennifer Figge coming soon?
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