What sea is the English Channel?

Is the English Channel English waters?

The English Channel, also called simply the Channel (French: la Manche), is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates Southern England from northern France and links to the southern part of the North Sea by the Strait of Dover at its northeastern end.

English Channel
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Are there international waters in the English Channel?

The narrowest part of the Channel, the Dover Strait, is just 21 miles and consists of British and French territorial waters. In other parts of the Channel, international waters separate UK and French territorial waters. Search and rescue zones have been divided between the two countries.

Has anyone died swimming the English Channel?

Like any extreme sport, Channel swimming has risks attached to it, and over the years ten swimmers have died while attempting the swim.

Who swam the English Channel?

Matthew Webb, a 27-year-old merchant navy captain, becomes the first known person to successfully swim the English Channel. Captain Webb accomplished the grueling 21-mile crossing, which really entailed 39 miles of swimming because of tidal currents, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.

How many people have swam the English Channel?

There have been a total of 4,133 Channel swims, with 1,881 swimmers completing 2,428 solo swims. Approximately 8,215 swimmers have taken part in 1,062 relay swims and 643 special category swims.

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How long does it take to cross the English Channel by boat?

How long does it take to cross the Channel by Ferry? The wide number of ferry routes that we offer across the Channel means that there is not one specific sail time, especially as they can widely vary from anywhere between 35 minutes to 11 hours.