Finding and Choosing a English Channel Booking/Offer
I am looking for thoughts on taking a mid-late June EC slot for a solo crossing- that time of year seems better suited to relays than solos. I have two offers of slots for neap tide swims June 14-23 (2021). I would rather swim in July or August, even September (but July and August are best professionally). I don't want to wait 3 years to swim (ulterior motive is not impatience but my dad and my biggest fan being around to see this goal I have had since I was 17 and we couldn't pull it off- it has been 32 years in the making).
Options now are: 1) Slot 2 in June 2021; 2) Call back mid-December for 2020 dropouts (I'll do this, but could still end up with a June slot); 3) I put myself on the reserve list for 1 pilot that offered this as an option.; or, 4) Wait for a July or August 2022 slot and be ok with that.
We could be talking about a potential 5-degree swing down for temps in June vs. Aug/Sept, but there aren't any July/August slots at all for the next two years. Though I took a break after my open water season ended in Oct., getting the yardage in (barring injury) is not an issue.