2010 Stage 2: Asia to Europe

Jean Craven, Evan Feldman, Colin Franks and supported by Ferdinand Hartzenberg

Swimmers taking part

Details

In 2010 the challenge shifted to swimming from Asia to Europe in Turkey. The trip was planned around a support vessel, the infamous Daffodil. After a spate of bad luck including extreme bad weather, numerous vessel breakages, having to move the swimming location three times, penalty threats from the local authorities for swimming in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and a 1.75m / second current, the team, consisting of Jean Craven, Evan Feldman, Colin Franks and supported by Ferdinand Hartzenberg eventually managed to cross the Black Sea / Bosporus, completing their 12 km challenge in just over 4 hours.