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Safety Boat

Sea Swims, racing, Kayak events, working at sea


If you are looking for a safty boat to help you on your event, or if you have spare time on you hands and would like to help the Kingfishers Open Water Swimmers safety crew on thier training sessions.

kayakers Wanted


Please Contact

Nick: 07939 025881.

Skylark and its Skipper are an ideal chose for any one or any company wishing to hire a boat for safty events like sea Swims, Commercial Divers, Kayak events or Racing events.


The boat can accomadate 12 passengers seated


and can travel 20nm from any port during fair weather and daylight.


Call 07939025881 for more details

North Yorkshire Coast Swim - Staithes to Speeton

2014 - First ever attempt

On the 12th July 2014 the Kingfishers Open Water team under took one of their most challengeing events to date with several of them swimming the channel as a relay the previous year, this challenge was over two days and twice as long as the channel.


The first day went well with the swimmers managing 8hrs 29mins and managing to swim to Hayburn Wyke.


Unfortunately the weather conditions for the following day had deteriorated and the swim was completed the following weekend.

The team managed to complete the challenge in two days as a relay in a very impressive time.

17 hours 18mins and 19 seconds.

The Swimmers - Erin Hope, Kennady Webster, Lewis Sykes, DJ Morgan, Mary Hebron, Jane Sedman,Jon Lucas, Louise Scupham, and David Morgan


Support Crew - Paula Ambury, Philip Dickinson, Amanda Lee, Alan Scupham and Katie Lee (Lifegaurd)


Skippers - Nick Gough (Skylark), Martin Eves (Ord Pellit)

16 hours 9 mins and 38 seconds.

2016 - Ratified by BLDSA

On 16th July 2016 the Kingfishers Swimming Club Open Water Team began their attempt of the Yorkshire Coast sea swim with a different team trying to beat the time that the first time set as well as meeting the conditions to get the swim ratified. 

The first day wasnt the greatest of sea conditions but the swimmers worked hard against the swell with encouragement from their support team on the boat. 

The second day (17th July) saw them swimming in improved conditions meaning the swim was completed in a time of 16hours 9 minutes 38 seconds. 

The Swimmers - Erin Hope, Jane Sedman, Di Robertss, Sarah Platten, Claire Bamford, and Elisha DeAlker


Support Crew - Paula Ambury, Philip Dickinson, Amanda Lee, Amanda Croft, Kevin Sykes


Skippers - Nick Gough (Skylark),

Castlefoot sea swims - Northbay to Southbay

The Castle Foot Swim originates from about 1910 and has continued with breaks for the wars until 2003. The building of the new sea wall means that the original starting point is no longer accessible.

The swim now takes place from the beach and is now a little longer than the original swim.

Still a very good achievement to swim

 3 Mile Scalby Mills to Spa Sea Swim

A slightly longer swim which is alot further out to sea. Swimmers get on the boat in the harbour and travel to the starting point out at sea. Once there it is literally a jump in start at Scalby Mills.

Then the swim is across marine drive then the harbour enterence towards the spa where the swimmers can climb out on the beach to complete the swim 

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