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Fees for London to Paris rows & Channel crssings can be discussed by phoning mike:

+44 (0)1843852858 - or e-mail: michael.oram@btinternet.com

GUIDE ON SWIM ESCORT BOATS & FEES

The CS&PF pilots escort fees for the 2012 season are approximately;
£2400.00 for 1-way crossing -
The 1-way deposit is £1000.

£4500.00 for 2-way crossing - The 2-way deposit is £2000 .


Multiple swim crossings of more than 2-way are by quotation.
You will also need to pay the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation fees.
For 2011 solo swim fees are about £260 including full CS&PF biennial membership.
Relay swims are about £365 including 1 full biennial membership and 5 associate memberships.
See www.channelswimming.net "rules" pages (4/5 for fees) for a full explanation

Pilot /escort fees for other types of permitted crossing such as rows, kayaks, canoes, cars, etc are by quotation.

Swim Bookings
There is a non returnable deposit of £1000.00 to be paid on conformation of booking. If you are booking seasons in advance you will possibly have to make a booking fee payment of £250 or more. This is non returnable but will be credited as part of you deposit. The problem is that over the past years swimmers has reserved the prime positions a long way in advance and them not taken up the booking.
Talk to your selected pilot for their terms and conditions. All CS&PF pilots have a written contract giving these conditions. The balance can be paid at any time but it must be settled in full, usually 4 weeks before the start of the swim for cheques and bank payments, 7 days for credit card payments.
Make sure you tell your credit card company that you will be making the payments so that they do not refuse the transactions.
All fees are paid in £ sterling. Payments to the pilots can be cash - some accept Visa or Mastercard credit cards (3% transaction fee is usually added) or- bank transfers - Sterling cheques - International money orders. Arrangements to pay the balance by a means other than cash must be made before the swim date and require enough time being allowed for bank clearance & conformation of balance clearance before the start of the swim.

Booking arrangments are made directly with the pilots. Please confirm with the CS&PF office once your reservation has been made by the pilot. You can get contact information from this web site and the CS&PF web site www.channelswimming.net - see the link to the "standard information letter on the home page of this site for more information).

The CS&PF Hon Sec. contact e-mail is michael.oram@btinternet.com
or tel/fax; 0044 (0)1843852858.

Swim places are quickly reserved/booked seasons in advance. You should book your pilot as soon as you know you definatly want to swim. Some swims are booked 2/3/4 years plus ahead to get the pilot you want on the tide you want and with the right swim position.
The pilot booking arrangments are a private arrangement between the swimmer and the owner/pilot over which the CS&PF have no control.

Bookings will be confirmed by the pilots you are going with and all deposits are paid direct to the pilot or managing agent. The swim agreement/contract is always made between the swimmer and the pilot. A written contract is the best way to confirm your position and agreement.

The registered pilots and pilot boats recognised by and working with the CS&PF at the moment are below. The pilots and their vessels are all commercially certificated and registered with the British and French Authorities.


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The CS&PF registered pilots and their registered pilot boats are---

Mike Oram& Lance Oram plus their crews run the pilot boats
"Sea Satin" -- "Aegean Blue" -- "Gallivant" - & RIBS - "Deep Six Two" -- "Bayblast II"

Eddy Spelling runs the pilot boats "Anastasia"


Neil Streeter runs the pilot boat "Suva"


Paul Foreman runs the pilot boat "Pace Arrow"


Chris Osmond runs the pliot boat "Seafearer 11"

Registered Pilot boats


"Sea Satin"

"Sea Satin" 36ft Dutch Steel flybridge motor cruiser.
She is an RYA sea school training vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft & commercial workboat registration class 2 (60 miles from safe port)
Length 11.40 mtrs. Beam 3.50 mtrs. Draft 1.00 mtrs. Engine 100hp Volvo
Licenced for 12 persons Water tanks 500 litres Fuel tank 500 litres Hot & Cold water
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log
GPS tracker system
2 x Echo Sounders 2 x fixed VHF
AIS transponder
4 burner cooker hob & oven Dinette Table & seating Fridge & Storage Hand held VHF
Bathroom with shower Bathroom with sea toilet Sleeping areas Davits with Dinghy

Skipper/pilots --Mike and/or Lance Oram - Nelos Wood - Simon Elliot .
Telephone/fax number: 00 44 (0)1843 852858.

"Aegean Blue"

"Aegean Blue" 34ft Dutch Steel aft cockpit motor cruiser
RYA sea school training vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 2 (60 miles from safe port)
Length overall 10 mtrs. Beam 3.30 mtrs. Draught 1.00 mtrs. Engines 2x 62hp Volvo
Licenced for 12 persons Fuel tanks 2x 300 litres Water tank 500 ltrs Hot & Cold water
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log 2 x Echo Sounders 2 x fixed VHF
2 burner cooker with oven Fridge & Storage AIS Transponder Hand held VHF
Bathroom with shower Sea toilet Sleeping area in bows Dinghy

Skipper/pilots --Mike and/or Lance Oram, Nelson Wood and Simon Elliot.
Telephone/fax number: 00 44 (0) 1843 852858

"Gallivant"

"Gallivant " 36ft Dutch Steel aft cabin motor cruiser
RYA sea school training vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 2 (60 miles from safe port)
Length 11.4 mtrs. Beam 3.50 mtrs. Draught 1.10 mtrs. Engines 2x 62hp Volvo
Licenced for 12 persons Fuel tanks 2x 300 litres Water tank 500 litres Hot & Cold water
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log
GPS tracker system
2 x Echo Sounders 2 x fixed VHF
AIS transponder
cooker with oven Fridge & Storage Mobile phone Hand held VHF
Bathroom with shower Sea toilet x 2 Sleeping area in bows and aft cabin Dinghy

Skipper/pilots --Mike and/or Lance Oram, Nelson Wood, Simon Elliot.
Telephone/fax number: 00 44 (0) 1843 852858

"Deep Six Two"

"Deep Six Two" 6.5 metre Ocean RIB.
Registered escort vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 3 (20 miles from safe port)
Length overall 6.5 mtrs. Beam 2.45 mtrs. Draught 1.00 mtrs. Engine 225hp Mercury
Licenced for 8 persons Fuel tanks 150 litres AIS transponder 2 VHF (1 x DFC)
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar and Log 2 x Echo Sounders Hand held VHF
GPS Tracker system Chart plotter

Skipper/pilot -- Lance & Michael Oram, Nelson Wood, Simon Elliot
Telephone number: 00 44 (0)1843 852858

"Bayblast II"

"Bayblast II" 8.5 metre Tornado RIB. 2 X 150 HP Murcury Optimax outboards
Registered escort vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 4 (20 miles from safe port)
Length overall 8.5 mtrs. Beam 2.55 mtrs. Draught 1.00 mtrs. Engines: 2 x 150hp Mercury Optimax
Licenced for 12 persons + 2 Crew Fuel tanks 200 litres AIS transponder 2 VHF (1 x DFC)
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log 2 x Echo Sounders Hand held VHF

Skipper/pilot -- Lance & Michael Oram, Nelson Wood, Simon Elliot
Telephone number: 00 44 (0)1843 852858



"SUVA"

"Suva" 37ft Steel Trawler yacht motor cruiser -
Escort vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 2 (60 miles from safe port)
Length overall 11.9 mtrs. Beam 3.70 mtrs. Draught 1.40 mtrs. Engines 2x 75hp Ford
Licenced for 14 persons Fuel tanks 2x 500 litres Water tank 500 ltrs Hot & Cold water
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log 2 x Echo Sounders 2 x fixed VHF
cooker with oven Fridge & Storage Mobile phone Hand held VHF
Bathroom with shower Sea toilet Sleeping area in bows Dinghy

Skipper/pilot --Neil Streeter .
Telephone number: +44(0)1737823394 -- mobile07740684366

"Anastasia"

"Anastasia" 43ft Dutch Steel aft cabin motor cruiser.
Escort vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 2 (60 miles from safe port)
Length overall 12 mtrs. Beam 3.80 mtrs. Draught 1.20 mtrs. Engines 2x 130hp Volvo
Licenced for 14 persons Fuel tanks 2x 500 litres Water tank 800 ltrs Hot & Cold water
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log 2 x Echo Sounders 2 x fixed VHF
2 burner cooker with oven Fridge & Storage Mobile phone Hand held VHF
Bathroom with shower Sea toilet Sleeping area in bows Dinghy

Skipper/pilot --Eddy Spelling.
Telephone number: 00 44 (0)1843847875


"Seafarer

"Seafarer" 33ft Aquastar aft cockpit motor cruiser
Escort vessel & skippered charter -- RYA / DOT Small commercial craft registration & commercial workboat. Class 2 (60 miles from safe port)
Length overall 10 mtrs. Beam 3.30 mtrs. Draught 1.00 mtrs. Engines
Licenced for 14 persons Fuel tanks Water tank 500 ltrs Hot & Cold water
Full safety equipment GPS - Radar & Log 2 x Echo Sounders 2 x fixed VHF
cooker with oven Fridge & Storage AIS transponder Hand held VHF
Bathroom with shower Sea toilet Sleeping area in bows Dinghy

Skipper/pilot -- Chris Osmond
Telephone number: 00 44 (0)1303210073 -- mobile 07719327359


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