Quinten Nelson is an escort pilot in the North Channel
between Scotland and Ireland. He escorted Maggie Kidd
across the North Channel
on 23 August 1988 in 15 hours 26 minutes, and has swimmers booked for June (Michelle Macy
), July, August and September in 2012. He also piloted a 3-man relay across the North Channel
that included Rick Gaenzle
, Brian Ross
and Chris Kraus
, on 7 August 2012 to a record-setting time of 10 hours 18 minutes from Ireland to Scotland in 13-16°C despite a high volume of jellyfish.
His first mate on escort crossings is Ross Morrow.