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English Channel swimming & Rowing

Adventure rowing - Channel Rows, London2Paris rows & L2P races - London2Amsterdam Rows - London to Ramsgate.

Thinking of swimming or Crossing the English Channel ?

Interested in rowing the EnglishChannel or from London2Paris or London2Amsterdam even Ramsgate2Richmond

Read on

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

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

Interested in Rowing from London to Paris or a L2Prowing race. Want to race against other rowing teams from Big Ben in London to the Eiffel Tower Paris in our specially prepared Cornish Pilot "Adventure" Gigs? -- or -- take on the challange on the North sea with a London to Amsterdam row?

Then there's the Richmond to Ramsgate - or - Ramsgate to Richmond 100 mile row option

The London (Big Ben) to Ramsgate - or - Ramsgate to London row option

The English Cannel row, Dover to France or Ramsgate to Nieuwport or Oostende -- Around the Isle of Wright and many more to suit your inclination.

Do you want to join a team; or have you a team all ready to go?

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Site Owners: Michael & Angela Oram

For more information and an indication of fees see: www.adventurerowing.co.uk --

some of our other web sites are

www.londontoparisrowing.co.uk -- www.london2parisrowing.org.uk

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Adventure Rowing Langstone

e-mail Mike Gilbert for accessment and training detailsplus introduction rows & trials --

Mike is a 2 x London to Paris rower and a "Great River Race" Veteran - among his long list of achievments. He can advise and offer you training in one of our "Adventure" Gigs or prepare you for your chosen team event

See -- www.langstonerowing.co.uk e-mail mike@langstonerowing.co.uk

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Advwnture Rowing Ramsgate

For fees, Adventure Rows & English Channel Rows & any questions you have, phone or e-mail

Michael at: michael.oram@btinternet.com

or phone me on: +44 (0) 1843 852858

(We will talk you through how it works, what is involved, how much it will cost, getting sponsorship etc, etc)

Below is "ANGELA SKI 1" one of our our modified Cornish "Adventure" Gigs

Long rows are usually a team of 12 rowers with 6 rowing at a time plus a cox.The crew rotation is usually 2 to 4 hours at a time, or however your team want to plan it.

Our Cornish "Adventure" Gigs are delivered "ready to row" at the start of your chosen event with the required equipment and safety gear. All you have to do is bring your personal gear and food then step in the Gig and start rowing. On completion of your row you can step ashore and leave the sorting out and return of the Gig to us.

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English Channel Swimming

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?

See: www.channelswimming.net

or e-mail me (I have been a Registered English Channel escort pilotfor the past 30 years) : michael.oram@btinternet.com

or phone me on: +44 (0) 1843 852858

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English Channel rows & crossings

Do you need help to organise a Channel row, sail, Kayak, Canoe, Car or other type of crossing? We have 2 SSR registered kayaks available if you need them.
Are you in need of registered, commercially certificated escort boats with professionally qualified pilot & crews? Our escort vessels are registered with the British and French Coastguard's and the CS&PF.


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

Our e-mail address is michael.oram@btinternet.com We 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

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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 around 600 Channel crossings in that time, our son, Lance, has piloted over 400 Channel crossings.

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


I am the Principal of Dover Sea School - and a RYA Yachtmaster (motor and sail) - an RYS instructor for motorcruiser and power, A theory instructor, an advanced powerboat instructor and a RYA/MCA examiner.
My Son Lance is a RYA Yachtmaster motor cruiser, jet ski and advanced powerboat instructor, RYA trainer and an , RYA/MCA examiner - for more information reference the RYA Sea School see -- www.doverseaschool.co.uk

I am the Chairman and founder of the CS&PF - Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation

see: www.channelswimming.net (the official Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation web 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 experiencing any problems with the site or have any suggestions for it please let us know.

"Follow us over via Dover"

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