Our list of skippers serves as a resource for our members’ long distance swims. Swimmers must make sure they are comfortable with their chosen skipper. Skippers who wish to be listed must complete a skipper application form and should refer to our skipper’s checklist as guidance for each swim.
Do you have a valid seaworthy certificate and SAMSA licence (Category C for up to 15Nm offshore)?
Do you have relevant insurance?
Are you a CLDSA approved swim skipper?
Will you have a CLDSA approved swim observer on the boat (this could be you)?
Have you contacted SANParks to notify them of the swim (Robben Island swims)?
(Robben Island swims): Have you paid relevant SAN Parks’ fees and sent through proof of payment?
(Robben Island swims): Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask that CLDSA makes contact with Port Authority and Robben Island for notification and approval (at least 48hr before the swim)? You’ll need to request a swim time.
Has your swimmer completed his/her checklist?
We recommend a first aid qualification.
On the day:
Adhere to all maritime requirements.
(Robben Island swims): Skipper to notify Port Control on channel 14 of swim start and again when swimmer is 1 nautical mile from island.
(Robben Island swims) If swim start is delayed by more than 2 hours – swim must be cancelled
(Robben Island swims) If swim is cancelled or postponed, pilot to notify CLDSA swim co-ordinator: email@example.com who needs to contact Robben Island.
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