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German Professor to Swim Tennessee River

After breaking the world record for speed swimming the Rhine River from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea in 2014, a German professor is taking on a new endurance challenge.

He plans to swim the entire length of the Tennessee River.

Dr. Andreas Fath, a professor of medical and life sciences at Furtwangen University in Germany, is preparing for another endurance challenge on the Tennessee River.

Check out the full article here, Greenville Sun

Football Weekend Accommodations . . .


Only ONE WEEKEND remains open for accommodations aboard the KokOasis during the 2018 football season – Homecoming vs UNC Charlotte (Nov 3).   Docked under a covered slip adjacent to Ruth’s Chris Steak House and downtown Knoxville, this beautiful 75-foot Sharpe Houseboat is very roomy on the inside with lots of bonus space on the roof!  Central heat and air conditioning provide cozy comfort all year round. Three staterooms, 2 full baths, a fully appointed kitchen, and a large hot tub on the upper deck provide additional comfort and convenience.  Secure your football weekend stay aboard the KokOasis through Airbnb at KokOasis.com.  The vessel remains docked at the marina throughout your stay, just a short 10-15 minute walk along the river past the VOL Navy to Neyland Stadium.

Harbor Huddle . . . 54 Mariners

On this fateful day in May (May 27), as thunderstorms threatened to alter their course, the captains and crew of the dUTch Lady, Moonstruck, Akureyri, KokOasis, & Queen Priscilla set sail on their planned Tennessee River adventure just after noontide.

Despite the uncertainty of the weather, this fearless group of 54 mariners proceeded on their quest to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of food, drink, recreation & merriment anchored in a “huddle” formation on the Tennessee River anchored across from Calhoun’s On the River in downtown Knoxville.

With outstanding live performances of classic, southern, and alternative rock tunes throughout the afternoon by The French Connection Band, any worries about the weather soon subsided as everyone turned their attention to the immediate priority – good times! Much later, after the sun set and the day was done (without a drop of rain) everyone returned home and retired to their beds completely exhausted from a another Good Time On The Tennessee River!

The Mariners: Joyce, JK, Angie, Grayson, Bailey, Jon G, Grace, Sawyer, Keith, Katy, Kensi, Kevin W, Carlene, Kate, Jack, Ray, Marlin, Nick, Sara, Ijda, Jon D, Travis, Austin, Mike, Becky, Karyn, Diana, Manuel, Lori, Reecy, Chuck, Emily, Lorraine, Reeves, Elaine, Dottie, John, Cheryl, Dylan, Wendy, Michael, Steve, Shannon, Desiree, Randy, Leslie, Carol, Beth, Kathy, GeorgeAnne, Mocha, Stix, Kevin J & Andrew.


Fandemonium! This is a pilot tv show that features sports fans from all over the country. The pilot will focus exclusively on the Tennessee Vols spring football game, and no coverage of Vols football would be complete without featuring the Vol Navy.

They are wondering if any of you are planning on attending the spring game with your boats. If so, they would love to include you in the show. Feel free to call them (213.493.6666) or email them, conrad.n@tijat.com