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CS&PF ESCORT BOATS, PILOTS & FEES  

For English Channel swims and crossings 
Enquiries should be made direct to or office: +44(0)1843 852858
12 Vale square, Ramsgate, Kent. CT11 9BX -------  Michael.oram@btinternet.com 

For escorted crossings and rows please  give us the information about your attempt 
so that we can advise reference your crossing method. 

Pilot bookings for 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
 
All "booking fees, deposits" and balance fee payments for the pilot services are 
non returnable once paid if you cancel your swim or crossing for any reason. 

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

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

£2800 for a 1-way crossing:  £300 Booking Fee on conformation of reservation
													+ £1000 deposit with the completed pilots contract, 
													(Contacts sent end of October - payable by mid December 2016)
                                                   + £1500 Balance to be cleared into our account before swim

£5600 for a 2-way crossing. £600 Booking Fee on conformation of reservation
													+ £2000 deposit with the completed pilots contract, 
													(Contacts sent end of October - payable by mid December 2016)
                                                  + £3000 Balance to be cleared into our account before swim 

There is an additional fee of £200 if you wish to be taken to Calais at the end of your swim. 

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

Multiple swim crossings of more than 2-way are by quotation from the pilot.
There is a non retunable booking fee (£300) to reserve a pilots place once you 
are ready to commit to a swim reservation which is credited to yuor swim account as 
part of your pilots fees. Our pilots contracts for Channel swims are sent out at the end 
of October / beginning of November in the year before your swim for you to complete 
and return with your deposit of £1000 by the middle of December. 

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. 

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 agreement

Swimmers book 2/3 years plus ahead to get the pilot they want on the 
tide they want and with the right swim position.
Each pilot boat usually books 4 swim places per set of tides. 
These places are the order in which you are offered a chance to swim - 
starting from number 1 on the tide, this is the first option to swim. 
Should it be turn it down for any reason the next person (number 2 position) 
will be offered the chance to swim --- and so on. 

The pilot booking is a private arrangement between the swimmer and the 
owner/pilot over which the CS&PF have no control. 
       
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 us with a copy kept by you is the best 
way to 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.

If circumstances change and you are not able to continue with your swim 
commitments please advise your pilot and the CS&PF office as soon as possible.

Our Commercially Registered Pilot Boats are
SEA SATIN ------  Pilot ===  Lance or Michael Oram, Tanya Harding
+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) 

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, Simon Ellis
Fast escort/safety boat "Deep Six Two"           michael.oram@btinternet.com
6.5 metre RIB with a Mercury 200hp Optimax engine. 
Cat 3 vessel (20 miles from a safe haven)
																				
BAYBLAST II ------ Pilots - Michael & Lance Oram, Tanya Harding, Simon Ellis
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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Sea Satin 36ft Dutch Steel flybridge motor cruiser.  She has  RYA / DOT 
Small commercial craft & workboat registration: Cat. 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) "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)

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