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Channel swimming & LondontoParis Rowing - L2Prowing races

Thinking of swimming or Crossing the English Channel ?

Interested in rowing from London2Paris or the L2prowing races ?

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Gallivant on escort duties- Hi -Smile - Alison Streeter MBE

Interested in Rowing from London to Paris and the L2Prowing races

Want to race other rowing teams from Big Ben in London to the Eiffel Tower Paris in our specially prepared Cornish Pilot Gigs. Do you want to join a team or have a team all ready to go? Want to know more about the training and Adventure rowing?


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Site Owners: Michael & Angela Oram

Welcome to our Channel Swimming, Channel rowing and Unorthodox crossing web site

See: --

or e-mail

or telephone Michael on : 01843 852858


Are you Interested in long distance open water swimming?

Are you thinking of swimming the English Channel - need to know how you can do it - how much it costs - what is involved or where to stay?


e-mail me at:

or telephone Michael on : 01843 852858


Do you need help to organise a Channel row, sail, Kayak, Canoe, Car or other type of crossing?
Are you in need of registered, commercially certificated escort boats with profesionally qualified pilot & crews? Our escort vessels are registered with the British and French Coastguards and the CS&PF.

--- Want to know more about getting permission and setting up a crossing attempt?

Our e-mail address i michael.oram@btinternet.comWe will do our best to help.
Below are picture of just some of the unorthodox crossings we have escorted

Pictures of some of our escort vessels are below

Gallivant ---------- Bayblast ---------- Sea Satin --- Deep Six Two ---Aegean Blue
Our e-mail address We will do our best to help.

Do you want to find out where to get information on the World's swims, are you looking for contacts with other swimmers or organisations?

Need to know how to train - where to train - want other help or advice?

The site is a personal one that is maintained by Michael & Angela Oram.

We have both been intensively involved in the administration, organizing, assisting and piloting/escorting of English Channel swims, and other types of Channel crossings, since 1980.

I have personally piloted over 500 crossings in that time, our son, Lance, has piloted over 300 crossings.

My crossings records show a 75% success rate. --Lances crossings records show a 77% success rate.

I am the Principal of Dover Sea Sachool - and a RYA Yachtmaster motorcruiser and advanced powerboat instructior
My Son Lance is a RYA Yachtmaster motorcruiser, jet ski and advanced powerboat instructor / trainer
We are both RYA examiners - for more information reference the RYA Sea School see --

I am the Hon. Sec. and Angela, my wife, the Assistant Hon. Sec of the CS&PF (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation )

Have you seen the official Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation site? This site is also maintained by us and has a lot of information on it including all the CS&PF successful solo and relay results to date and information in the "Standard letter" (link on the home page) on how to go about setting up a Channel Swim.

There is a very active "Swimmers Chat site" that is free to anyone interested in open water swimming. If you are interested in making contact with other swimmers send us the e-mail address that you would like to choose for membership and ask us to invite to join.

Pressing the link buttons on the left will take you to the other site pages.
If you are experiancing any problems with the site or have any suggestions for it please let us know.

"Follow us over via Dover"

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