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CS&PF ESCORT BOATS, PILOTS & FEES  

Pilot bookings for the registered escort boats run by Michael & Lance Oram are made through 
Pedro Boats UK & Seacraft:-
Office: 12 Vale Square, Ramsgate, Kent. CT11 9BX 
E-mail -- michael.oram@btinternet.com 
Phone:           +44(0)1843 852858
Mobile/ text   07860812591
 
Pilots swim places are quickly reserved and get booked several seasons in advance. 
You should book your pilot as soon as you know, and are sure you want to swim. 
BUT - Make sure you are ready to commit yourself to the pilots terms and contract agreement

All "booking fees, deposits" and swim balance payments made by you for our pilot services
are on a non refundable basis if you cancel your swim for any reason. 
There is a non returnable booking fee (around £300) to reserve a pilots place once you 
are ready to commit to a swim reservation. This payment is credited to your swim account as 
part of your pilots fees. 
Our pilots contracts are sent out at the end of October/beginning of November in the year 
before your Channel swim for you to complete and return with your deposit of £1000 by the 
middle of December. Once your completed pilots contracts and swim deposit are returned to us 
we will notify the CS&PF office of your swim place confirmation. You should make contact with
 the CS&PF office to confirm your contact details and swim place information. 
The CS&PF office will then send out the required paperwork for you to complete and return.

We can accept payments by: Bank transfers - Debit card - Credit card(+3% fee) - Cash - cheques

For English Channel Swims during the 2017 season our Pedro Boats UK / Seacraft fees are:

£2800 for a 1-way crossing made up of:  
£300 non returnable "Booking Fee" paid to confirm your reservation.
+ £1000 "Deposit" to be paid with the return of your completed pilots contract. 
(Our Pilots contacts are sent out at the end of October 2016 - to be returned by mid December 2016)
+ £1500 swim "Balance" has to be cleared into our account before the start of the swim

£5600 for a 2-way crossing:
£600 non returnable "Booking Fee" on conformation of reservation
+ £2000 "Deposit" to be paid with the return of your completed pilots contract. 
(Our Pilots contacts are sent out at the end of October 2016 - To be returned by mid December 2016)
 + £3000 swim "Balance" has to be cleared into our account before the start of the swim 

There is an additional fee of £200 if you wish to be taken to Calais at the end of your swim. 
Multiple swim crossings of more than 2-way are by quotation from the pilot.

Please confirm/read the pilots contract information and terms before you commit to any 
swim booking dates as the contracts are legally binding documents.

Agree the terms and conditions for your swim place BEFORE you book your swim place. 
The pilots contract is a legally binding agreement, there are no refunds if you cancel for 
any reason.
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Pilots contract terms & notes(2016 year)
This pilot contract is made directly between you (the swimmer) and us (your pilot). It is for your English Channel swim attempt and not to be considered as part of any other event agreement or transaction. We have reserved the above place for you for the 2016 Channel swimming season. Please complete and return this contract with your deposit (and booking fee if not already paid) by the 14 th December 2015 as confirmation of your swim reservation. We reserve the right to cancel your booking and offer the position to another swimmer if you have not completed and returned this contract with the fees as requested by - 14 th December 2015 -

Any physical or medical conditions reference you or any of your team members that have any potential of requiring special consideration or possible additional assistance during the crossing must be declared to us with this contract. If any such conditions arise or circumstances change after the contract is returned they must be declared to us in writing so that we can evaluate and assess their impact and include any special arrangements. If you do not intend to continue with your booking please tell us as soon as possible. All deposits and fees paid are non-refundable if you cancel, or you are unable to start your swim. You are booking to swim under the rules of the CS&PF : (See: www.cspf.co.uk )

I consent to my name appearing on the booking lists & web sites; ------ YES - NO

An original signed copy of this contract is required for our office files. Passports (and visas if applicable) must be carried by all persons while on board . Keep a copy of all your paperwork before sending back for your future reference.

Pilots contract page 2 TERMS & NOTES

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Our pilots swim fee balance can be paid at any time but it must be settled in full and cleared into our account before the start of the swim. All fees are paid in £ sterling. (See the 'Standard Information Letter' for more information) Standard information letter -- click here for link As well as booking and paying for your pilot you will need to register and pay the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation fees. (CS&PF) These fees are made up in 3 parts - (see "Rules" on the web site for any updates) www.cspf.co.uk (1) There is the admin fee - for a solo swim and for a relay swim for 2017 season. This is a non-returnable fee to cover office and registration work. (2) Swim fee. This fee depends on the number of crossings and type of swim to be attempted (relay or solo). (3) Membership fees. Membership fees are split into various groups.

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Swimmers book 2/3 years plus ahead to get the pilot they want on the 
tide they want and with the right/best swim position possible.
We book  up to 4 swim places per each set of tides for each pilot boat.
The place number indicates the order in which you are offered a chance to swim - 
Starting from number 1 on the tide, this is the first booking option to swim. 
Should it be turned down for any reason the next person (number 2 position) 
will be offered the chance to swim --- and so on down the list. 

The pilot booking is a private arrangement between the swimmer and the 
owner/pilot over which the CS&PF have no control. 
       
Bookings will be confirmed for the pilot you book with and all deposits 
are paid direct to the pilot or managing agent as per their instructions.
The swim agreement/contract is always made between the swimmer and 
the pilot. There is no CS&PF involvement in this transaction . 

A written contract signed and returned to your pilot - with a copy kept by you - 
is the best way to track and confirm your tide, your position and what you and 
your pilot have agreed terms wise. Please read the contract carefully BEFORE 
entering into it and understand fully the implications and commitment before 
signing it and returning it with your deposit.
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click here for link to see the CS&PF - Pilot information  
Enquiries should be made direct to the pilot or the vessels owner. 
A list of contact information is below and in the "Standard letter".

CS&PF OFFICE
The CS&PF office does not always have the latest pilots booking information on file.
Please advise the CS&PF office during the December prior to your swim year of your 
registered pilot and swim booking details so that you can be added to their mailing 
list for the CS&PF paperwork and forms which are sent out to swimmers for completion 
in the year of your swim (January onwards).
Please note there are strict deadline dates for completing and returning your paperwork.

If circumstances change and you are not able to continue with your Channel swim booking
commitments please advise both your pilot and the CS&PF office as soon as possible.
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Registered Pilot Boats
There are 9 active pilot boat (plus 2 standby vessels) and 9 CS&PF 
registered pilots. Not all will be in use or operating on the same days however.
The French authorities have an agreement with the Channel Swim organisations 
restricting each organisation to allowing 6 escort boats and pilots each.

Pedro Boats UK / Seacraft escort boats and pilots
SEA SATIN ------  Pilot ===  Lance or Michael Oram, Tanya Harduing
+441843852858 -- mobile +447768837793 -- e-mail :     michael.oram@btinternet.com 
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

GALLIVANT ------ Pilot ==== Michael or Lance Oram, Tanya Harding
+441843852858 -- mobile +447860812591 -- e-mail :    michael.oram@btinternet.com 
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

WEST WINDS ---- Pilot ==== Michael or Lance Oram, Tanya Harding 
+441843852858 -- mobile +447860812591 -- e-mail :    michael.oram@btinternet.com 
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

JOHNMARY ROSE- Pilot == Michael or Lance Oram, Tanya Harding 
+441843852858 -- mobile +447860812591 -- e-mail :    michael.oram@btinternet.com 
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

AEGEAN BLUE --- Pilot === Michael or Lance Oram, Tanya Harding 
+441843852858 -- mobile +447860812591 -- e-mail :    michael.oram@btinternet.com 
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven)

DEEP SIX TWO ---- Pilots == Michael & Lance Oram, Tanya Harding 
Fast escort/safety boat                                         michael.oram@btinternet.com
6.5 metre RIB with a Mercury 250hp Optimax engine. 
Cat 3 vessel (20 miles from a safe haven)
																				
BAYBLAST II ------ Pilots == Michael & Lance Oram, Tanya Harding 
Fast escort/safety boat                                         michael.oram@btinternet.com
"Bayblast II" 9 metre RIB with 2 x Mercury 150hp Optimax engines. 
Cat 3 vessel (20 miles from a safe haven)
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CS&PF Resisted escort boats & pilot

SEAFARER 11 -- Pilot === Simon Ellis
 +44(0)1843851463   mobile +44 7901644913 -- e-mail : channelpilot@ellismarineservices.com
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

SUVA -------------- Pilot === Neil Streeter 
+441737823394 -- mobile +447740684366 -- e-mail :    SUVA@emma2france.com
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 
ANASTASIA ----- Pilot === Eddy Spelling  
mobile +447956377183 -- e-mail :                                esdrain@aol.com
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

MIGHTY MO ----- Pilot === Eddy Spelling  
mobile +447956377183 -- e-mail :                                esdrain@aol.com
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 

OPTIMIST -------- Pilot === Paul Foreman 
+441304620546 -- mobile 078809040346 -- e-mail :      paul.r.foreman@googlemail.com
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 
PACE ARROW - Pilot === Paul Foreman 
+441304620546 -- mobile 078809040346 -- e-mail :      paul.r.foreman@googlemail.com
Cat 2 vessel (60 miles from a safe haven) 


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"Sea Satin" 36ft Dutch Steel flybridge motor cruiser.  She has  RYA / DOT 
Small commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 



"Gallivant" 36ft Dutch Steel motor cruiser.  She has  ADSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 


"West Winds" 14 metre Island Gipsy Flybridge motor cruiser.  She has  ADSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 


"JohnMary Rose" 36ft  Peters craft motor cruiser.  She has  ADSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 


"Aegean Blue " 33ft Dutch Steel motor cruiser.  She has  RYA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 



"Deep Six Two" 6.5 metre RIB with a Mercury 250hp 
Optimax engine. 
Cat 3 vessel (20 miles from a safe haven)


BAYBLAST II ------ Fast escort/safety boat "Bayblast II" 
9 metre RIB with 2 x Mercury 150hp Optimax engines. 
Cat 3 vessel (20 miles from a safe haven)



"SeaFarer II" 33ft  Princess motor cruiser.  She has  YDSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft : 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 



"Suva" 37ft Steel Trawler Yacht motor cruiser.  She has  ADSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 




"Anastasia" 42ft Dutch Steel flybridge motor cruiser.  She has  RYA / DOT 
Small commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 


"Mighty Mo" 11metre motor cruiser.  She has  RYA / DOT 
Small commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 


"Optimist" 38ft Flybridge motor cruiser.  She has  ADSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 


"Pace Arrow" 11 metre  Loching motor cruiser.  She has  ADSA / DOT Small 
commercial craft & workboat registration: 
Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven) 

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