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Re: Cozumel diving (was Re: (no subject))

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Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:58:40 -0500

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 ```At 10:54 AM 12/13/99 -0500, Carl wrote: > >> She was just riding the same current that take divers from the Barracuda >> site in Cozumel to Cuba. :-) You cunning Aussies! > >The current record holder for the Cuba - US swim did the same thing. I      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ It's the current CURRENT record holder for sure. :^)     >think the total actual distance covered was 104 or 105 miles and she >did it in the 24 hour timeframe. A quick bit of math that might not >even be beyond Giovanni's abilites shows that the average speed is >at least 4 1/3 mph.   I think we've been giving Giovanni too much flak. We need to give him a break, at least till Ground Hog Day or Y2K, so he can stick his head out and announce some funny pic of CARL on his web page. :-))))   >For this purpose the difference between statue >and nautical miles are irrelevant since no one can actually swim >that fast for that long. Just fyi, 4 1/3 mph (statue) translates to >51.62 seconds for a 100 meter swim.   Weeally? Now why did you mix MILES with METERS? To further confuse the m-challenged (where m=metric or m=math)? :-)   I think the swim is MUCH faster than that! Let's see ...   1 mi = 1.609344 km (exactly) = 1609.344 meters (exactly).   So, 4 1/3 mph is 6973.824 meters per hour, or 290.576 meters per MINUTE. or 4.8429 meters per SECOND so that a 100 meter swim would take only 20.649 seconds. :-)   I think even the World Record swim for 100m in Y4K won't be that fast!   >> If she swam from Cuba to the Yucatan (against the Gulf Stream :-)), then >> even the fishes and da Feeesh would be impressed. I think that's the > >Yep, me too - no matter HOW long she took.   She might do it faster going with the flow of the Gulf Stream from Cuba to the USA, across the Atlantic and swing back to reach the Yucatan from the SOUTH, via the Caribbean.   >> Come to think of it, I do believe someone rode a wind surf from the >> Yucatan to Cuba. By the same trickery of riding the Gulf Stream, wasn't >> it as recent as last month that some gal ROWED a boat (solo) across the >> Atlantic? > >Yep - don't remember the particulars but I heard about it.   I SAW it (in the news) while I was in Canada, I think. She was rowing a BIG boat too, Looks like a 30-footer. :-)   -- Bob. ```