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Pilot - Lance Oram 

Lance Oram 

Lance Oram - 
Phone: +441843852858 - Mobile +447768837793

Lance has been escorting Channel Swimmers for over 20 years.  

His escort boat is 'Sea Satin', a 36ft Dutch Steel flybridge motorcruiser. She has RYA/MCA Small Commercial Craft & Workboat registration: Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven).

Track Lance and Sea Satin on our live swim tracking page.

Lance Oram

Lance on the Thames during the Great River Race

  • Sea Satin

    Sea Satin

  • Sea Satin

    Sea Satin

    Sea Satin is the perfect escort boat for Channel swims

  • Sea Satin on calmer waters

    Sea Satin on calmer waters

  • Inside Sea Satin

    Inside Sea Satin

    From inside the cabin there is an excellent view of the swimmer in the water

  • Luxurious Sea Satin

    Luxurious Sea Satin

    Sea Satin has amble comfortable seating outside for your supporters or a relay team


Sandettie Lightship Observations

2am, 17th September 2023

Water: 66.4 °F (19.1 °C)

Air: 67.1 °F (19.5 °C)

Wind Speed: 9.9 kn (18.3 km/h)

Wind Direction: NNE (30°)

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