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Mull of Kintyre

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Mull of Kintyre
Wayne Soutter's course across the North Channel at the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre (formerly Cantyre) is the southwesternmost tip of the Kintyre Peninsula in southwest Scotland. From here, the Antrim coast is visible and an historic lighthouse guides shipping in the North Channel.

The Antrim coast of Northern Ireland is clearly visible from the Mull. Notoriously strong currents plague the tip of the Kintyre Peninsula creating a hazard to unmotorised craft and virtually impossible for swimmers, although Wayne Soutter became the first person to swim across this waterway in 2012.

Dál Riata Channel crossing[edit]

The Dál Riata Channel Swim, previously known as the Mull of Kintyre Swim, is a 17 km (10.5-mile) channel swim was pioneered by Wayne Soutter from Mull of Kintyre in Scotland to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. It is part of the Irish Triple Crown.]

teamRIPTIDE[edit]

The 3-person relay team called teamRIPTIDE (Michelle Brooker, Jack Boyle and Noel Grimes) became the first three-person relay team to make the Dál Riata Channel Swim crossing between Northern Ireland and Scotland. In June 2016, teamRIPTIDE started at the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland and made landfall south of Cushendun, Northern Ireland in 7 hours 44 minutes 21 seconds with support crew Milo McCourt and Afreen Ahmed and navigators Charles Stewart and Pádraig Mallon. The Dál Riata Channel Swim, previously known as the Mull of Kintyre Swim, is a 17 km (10.5-mile) channel swim was pioneered by Wayne Soutter from Mull of Kintyre in Scotland to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. It is part of the Irish Triple Crown.

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