Support Pilot

Derrick provides boat support for over 100 official CLDSA swims per annum as well as over 50 non sanctioned crossings (primarily wetsuits). As a registered observer with significant experience in dealing with cold water induced hypothermia, Derrick is an obvious choice when selecting your pilot.

We have supported well over 1000 long distance swims and offer experience, expertise and individual support to each and every swimmer to ensure you minimise risk and maximise enjoyment on your swim.

We have provided support to many 1st time swimmers, international swimmers, competitive swimmers and well-known regular swimmers.

We operate 5 support boats allowing us to select the most suitable boat based on launch and recovery sites, swim routes and size of support crew.

We have provided support for the following notable swims:

  • Robben Island –Blouberg. Record fastest male
  • Llandudno –Robben Island.
  • Hout Bay –Sandy Bay
  • Big Bay around Robben Island –Big Bay
  • Simons Town – Muizenburg
  • Cape Point
  • West Coast Angle – Big Bay – Robben Island – Melkbos
  • Langebaan swims
  • False Bay Crossing