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The Team

Donald Hope Robertson: Accompanied Hugh on his first attempt across the channel 32 years ago and again in 2003 and 2004.

Fran Tucker: Another long-suffering wife that will be in charge of feeding and swimming every alternate hour

Chris Osmand: My pilot for the second year and a man who will not give up.

Trevor Tucker: To keep the swim good fun and the sense of humour going in the tough times

Nick and Cindy: Who want to repay me for the monstrous walk I took them on Table Mountain and make sure that this is a successful swim.