Photo of Craig Lenning courtesy of Vito Bialla, currently 10.3 statute miles from the Farallon Islands and 19.9 statute miles to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

From what is described as the most desolate islands in the Pacific, Craig Lenning with a support crew of Vito Bialla, David Holscher, Patrick Horn, Jamie Patrick and Evan Morrison is stroking along nicely in the cold. After his 6 am start at the Farallon Islands, he is one-third finished at lunchtime on the West Coast.

Matthew Davie reports on Lenning’s progress, “He is heading to the Golden Gate Bridge wherever the tide pushes him. He is holding a pretty straight line right now and looks good. Hopefully, a good flood tide builds behind him in a few hours at buoy 3 or 4 so it is still pushing forward home. All in good spirits on the boat.”

Captain Bialla describes the situation further, “We are currently 6.6 nautical miles to the light ship. Then fasten your seat belts. Craig is so even-keeled, it’s amazing. 52 strokes per minute in 52ºF (11.1ºC) water.”

Follow Lenning‘s progress here on the Night Train Swimmer’s website. For more background information, visit here.

Follow tweets from Lenning’s escort boat here and via the Night Train Swimmers’ Facebook page. The last two tweets include, “The fog has rolled in! Craig still looking strong!” and “Craig is approaching the halfway point and looking happy and strong!

Additional articles on Craig Lenning and his Farallon Islands swim are posted below:

* Craig Lenning Has The Right Stuff After 47 Years
* Gotta Good Feeling About The Farallons
* Big Day Out On The Ocean (Atlantic Division)
* Big Day Out On The Ocean (Pacific Division)
* 4.4 nm To Go For Craig Lenning
* Craig Lenning’s 15 Hours 46 Minutes Ends 47-Year Hiatus
* When Technology Meets Channel Swimming
* Evans, Erikson And Lenning – Three With The Right Stuff

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