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52,000 smoots is about four-fifths as wide as The English Channel
In other words, it's 0.8270 times the width of The English Channel, and the width of The English Channel is 1.210 times that amount.
(average width between Isle of Ushant and The Walde Lighthouse) (La Manche, Ärmelkanal, Mor Breizh, Mor Bretannek) (a.k.a. The Channel)
The English Channel measures between 62,900 smoots, narrowing as it flows northeast. The world speed record for a Channel crossing by swimmer was set by Australian Trent Grimsey in 2012, with a time of 6 hours, 55 minutes.
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