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Monday, January 30, 2012
The Oceans Seven With Christian Jongeneel
One-by-one, he is knocking off the channels of the Oceans Seven.
Christian is scheduled to attempt the Molokai Channel in 2012.
Christian is in the hunt to join the Oceans Seven club. With a Tsugaru Channel attempt planned for 2012, he can move one step closer to his goal.
1. Penny Palfrey (Australia): English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel: 6 with 1 more to go (scheduled to cross the North Channel in August 2012).
2. Stephen Redmond (Ireland): English Channel, North Channel, Catalina Channel, Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (remaining three channels scheduled during 2012).
2. James Pittar (Australia): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Kevin Murphy (England): English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Forrest Nelson (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel (both ways and two-way), Molokai Channel (both ways) and Cook Strait: 4 with 3 more more to go.
2. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty (India): English Channel (twice), Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Tom Hecker (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go.
2. Pieter Christian Jongeneel Anderica (Spain): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Cook Strait and Strait of Gibraltar: 4 with 3 more to go (Tsugaru Channel scheduled for 2012).
3. Mike Miller (USA): Molokai Channel, English Channel and Catalina Channel: 3 with 4 more to go.
3. Darren Miller (USA): English Channel, Catalina Channel, Molokai Channel: 3 with 4 more to go (Strait of Gibraltar scheduled for May 2012 and Tsugaru Channel in July 2012, Cook Strait for March 2013, and the North Channel for August 2013).
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