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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Official Log Of Jennifer Figge's Atlantic Traverse
Her Atlantic Crossing 4 was her best swimming effort yet of her 4 crossings to date.
She swam a total of 133.25 hours, covering 265.4 nautical miles (318 miles or 491 km) while drifting 2,792.9 miles (4,439 km) over the 32-day period.
While the crossing was safely accomplished and Figge swam longer in terms of time and distance than her other swims, the perspective of the Captain is always comprehensive and safety-oriented. "The duration of Jennifer's swim was reduced during the last week of project. This was due to equipment failure. All 3 Shark Shields on board had battery issues.
I did not let Jennifer swim without one. So we had to take her out of the water and change the Shields every 45 minutes while the other unit was charging."
Her official record is as follows:
April 8: swam 2.7 nm in 1.5 hours under 25-33 knots and 15' choppy seas, 73ºF
April 9: swam 6.2 nm in 4.5 hours under 18-22 knots and 6-9' seas, 72ºF
April 10: swam 8.8 nm in 4.5 hours
April 11: swam 9.1 nm in 5 hours under 20-25 knots and 8-12' rough conditions and many man o war, 74ºF
April 12: swam 9 nm in 4.5 hours under 18-20 knots and 6-8' seas, 73ºF
April 13: swam 9.1 nm in 5 hours under 18-20 knots and 6-8' cloudy seas, 73ºF
April 14: swam 10.6 nm in 5 hours under 16-20 knots and 6-8' seas, 73ºF
April 15: swam 4.7 nm in 3 hours
April 16: swam 10.4 nm in 4 hours 45 minutes
April 17: swam 8.8 nm in 4 hours 50 minutes under 14-18 knots and 4-6' seas, 73ºF
April 18: swam 9 nm in 4.5 hours under 16-20 knots and 6-9' seas, 73ºF
April 19: swam 9.5 nm in 5 hours under 12-14 knots and 2-4' seas, 74ºF
April 20: swam 9.9 nm in 4.45 hours under 10-12 knots and 2-4' seas 74-75ºF
April 21: swam 8.6 nm in 4.45 hours under 4-6 knots and 0-2' seas, 75ºF
April 22: swam 9.8 nm in 5 hours under 8-10 knots and 2' seas, 75ºF
April 23: swam 7.3 nm in 4.5 hours under 5 knots and 3' seas, 76ºF
April 24: swam 11.3 nm in 4.45 hours under 14-16 knots and 3-5' seas, 73ºF [1,077 nm traversed, 1,071 km to go]
April 25: swam 7 nm in 4.55 hours under 12-14 knots and 3-6' seas, 76ºF
April 26: swam 9.8 nm in 4.40 hours under 8-12 knots and 2-4' seas, 76ºF
April 27: swam 7.5 nm in 4.5 hours under 6-8 knots and 0-2' seas, 77ºF
April 28: swam 8.8 nm in 4.45 hours under 10-12 knots and 3-5' seas, 77ºF
April 29: swam 11 nm in 4.45 hours under 12-14 knots and 4-6' seas, 77ºF
April 30: swam 7.8 nm in 4 hours under 12-14 knots and 6-8' seas, 77ºF
May 1: swam 7.4 nm in 4.3 hours under 18-20 knots and 6-10' seas, 77ºF
May 2: swam 10.9 nm in 5 hours under 18-20 knots and 10-12' seas, 78ºF
May 3: swam 8.3 nm in 4.5 hours under 14-18 knots and 8-12' seas, 78ºF
May 4: swam 5 nm in 3 hours under 15-16 knots and 8-10' seas, 78ºF
May 5: swam 6.5 nm in 3 hours 45 minutes under 12-14 knots and 4-6' seas, 78ºF [saw a frigate bird, a sign that land is near]
May 6: swam 6.5 nm in 3.5 hours under 6-8 knots and 0-2' seas, 79ºF
May 7: swam 8.1 nm in 3 hours 45 minutes under 10-12 knots and 4-6' seas, 79ºF
May 8: swam 8.1 nm in 3 hours
May 9: Landed on Pigeon Beach in Antigua
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