Return to Dover
After the swim has been landed and everyone is safely back on the boat, Sea Leopard takes around 2 and half to 3 hours to return to Dover. The report from the swim will be signed off in this time and it is likely Stuart and the team will already be planning the next crossing if the weather is good.
Dover will eventually creep into view and Sea Leopard will re-enter the port through the Western entrance.
There is sometimes a feeling of relief or for some, what next and that your English Channel swim is just the start. Whatever you feel, enjoy this moment, there won’t be one quite like it again.
After the season is done, remember the CSA host their annual dinner, where certificate and award presentations take place in early November.