North Channel Relay Swims

The current record for a relay swim (and overall fastest one-way crossing of the North Channel) is 9:20:40, set in 2019 by Dublin-based trio Ocean Breakers.

The table below lists all successful North Channel relay swims, both 1-way and 2-way.

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DateTeamMembersWayDirectionTime Pilot
1990-08-27Ireland OneMichael Gregson/Grainne Gunn/Peter Legge/Ian Flack/Keith Campbell/Conor Gunn1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:03:01Brian Meharg
1993-08-14City of Liverpool (1993)Alan Barwise/Jimmy Tinsley/Amanda Owens/Oliver Turner/Colin Edwards/David Parry1Donaghadee to Portpatrick10:39:42Brian Meharg
1996-06-23City of DublinMichael Kelly/Dave Kilmartin/Patrick Manning/Feilim O Maolain/Shay Dillon/Gerry Carroll1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:44:56Brian Meharg
1999-08-20The All AmericanDavid Clark/Ed Reynolds/Bob West/Peter Urrea/Catherine Moore/Steve Frantz1Portpatrick to Donaghadee13:11:39Brian Meharg
2002-08-26City of Liverpool (2002)Tony Landry/Dave Parry/Ian Corrin/Chris Edmondson/Jimmy Tinsley/Chris Gibbs1Portpatrick to Donaghadee12:47:41Brian Meharg
2004-07-06The Swilly TrioMairead NiEidhin/Patrick McCay/Brian Crossan1Portpatrick to Donaghadee14:41:14Brian Meharg
2011-08-22Team CamloughPádraig Mallon/Mickey Lynch/Aoiffe Lynch/Paul McCambridge/Iryna Kennedy/Martin Mallon1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:21:12Brian Meharg
2012-08-07The Machine MenBrian Chris/Rick Gaenzle/Ross Krauss1Donaghadee to Portpatrick10:18:00Quinton Nelson
2014-07-0511 Feet CamloughAdrain Poucher/David Burke/Jacqueline McClelland/Alison Cardwell/John McElroy/Barry Patterson1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:52:00Brian Meharg
2015-06-24Wexford MastersSandra Goldsmith/James O'Connor/James O'Oonnor/Denise Underwood/Peter Bolger/Enda Sinnott1Donaghadee to Portpatrick13:09:00Quinton Nelson
2015-07-28Fast and FrozenRyan Stramrood/Elina Makïnen/Zdenek Tlamicha/Henri Kaarma/Patrick Corcoran/Anna-Carin Nordin2Donaghadee to Portpatrick29:57:00Richard Lafferty
2015-08-07Team Infinity VDavid Burke/Thomas OHagan/Gillian McShane/Joe Belton/Noel Grimes1Donaghadee to Portpatrick13:15:00Richard Lafferty
2016-06-12OW Relay TeamVicki Watson/Claire Wookey/Louise Stratford/Sarah Gatland/Caroline Sims2Donaghadee to Portpatrick28:25:00Quinton Nelson
2016-06-29Celtic KippersMichelle White/Barry O'Connor/Noel Grimes/Donagh MacDonagh/Rose Long/Michelle Brooker1Donaghadee to Portpatrick13:36:44Richard Lafferty
2016-08-25Deadly DiamondsMaeve McConnell/Elaine Walker/Jane Reilly/Karen McCabrey/Catherine Hanna1Donaghadee to Portpatrick10:20:00Richard Lafferty
2016-08-25Channel Swimming CraziesOonagh Garry/Ruth McGuigan/Alana Sweeney/Nuala McGurk1Donaghadee to Portpatrick09:55:44Charles Stewart
2017-07-03Team MADRachel Hughes/Trisha Harvey1Donaghadee to Portpatrick16:00:37Quinton Nelson
2017-07-05Peninsula PaddlersCaroline McFarland/Jonathan Groves/Arthur Crowe/Mark Hardy/Bryan McFarland/Michael Dines1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:33:30Quinton Nelson
2018-06-23Czech ITZdenek Slama/Pavlina Prochazkova/Zuzka Procazkova/Petr Šlajs/Rory Fitzgerald/Jakub Valnicek2Donaghadee to Portpatrick22:49:45Pádraig Mallon/Charles Stewart
2018-07-06Doire IIDaniel Meehan/Paddy Bradley/John Coyle/Jolene Linehan-Harkin/Marc Power1Donaghadee to Portpatrick14:36:00Brian Meharg
2018-07-22SuiliJeff Gallagher/George Meenan/Gerard Curran/James Jackson/Darren Bradley1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:39:18Brian Meharg
2018-08-04CoCo ChannelHelen Charlton/Andrey Burkley/Ruth McLaughlin/Dara Hamill/Hannah Eastword1Donaghadee to Portpatrick10:41:00Richard Lafferty/Pádraig Mallon
2018-08-21Impossible NadaVicente Martinez Marti/Jose Antonio Peix Marco/Jose Miguel Ambel Rodriguez/Pablo Aleixandre Aranegui1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:10:00Richard Lafferty/Pádraig Mallon
2019-06-26Jumbo JetsChris Vorlicek/Christine Tamposi/Louis Tamposi/Andrew Altman1Donaghadee to Portpatrick11:11:36Quinton Nelson
2019-07-29Ocean BreakersTom Healy/Rachael Lee/Ronan Joyce1Donaghadee to Portpatrick09:20:40Charles Stewart
2019-07-29Team Global TridentsFrancie Haughey/Lauren O'Malley/Darran Cusick/Louise Darlington/Dominic Mudge/Christine O'Brien1Donaghadee to Portpatrick11:54:24David Henry/Jack Boyle
2019-07-29Team Mad TurksYasmine Bagana/Deniz Kayadelen/Emre Deliveli/Raha Akhavan-Tabatabaet1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:14:11Richard Lafferty
2019-09-08Team ABCDeborah Smyth/Gavin Smyth/Jeff McCormick/Caroline Boyle/Neil Finch1Donaghadee to Portpatrick12:08:13Charles Stewart