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Lance Oram

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Lance Oram

Lance Oram is a Chief Powerboat Instructor at Dover Sea School and renowned English Channel pilot. He is the son of International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and Honour Pilot Michael Oram.


RYA/DoT Yachtmaster with commercial endorsement
RYA instructor for motor cruisers
RYA instructor for powerboats (advanced)
RYA trainer for powerboat instructors
RYA examiner
RYA instructor for personal watercraft
RYA theory courses & GMDSS (VHF) instructor
Escort pilot for Channel swimming & other Channel crossings
Member of Ramsgate lifeboat crew
Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation committee member
Diesel engineer & Electronics installation engineer

Oram has been playing with boats in his own right since the age of 7 and is a motorcruiser, advanced powerboat and a personal watercraft instructor/trainer/examiner. He is an active member of Ramsgate lifeboat crew and has been awarded the RNLI vellum for bravery. He is a keen sailor, racing weekends with Royal Temple Yacht Club. He is a delivery skipper and has delivered craft all over Europe.

Experience in the English Channel[edit]

Oram has been escorting English Channel swimmers and other types of crossings for 16 years with over 350 escorts to his name, plus many more as crew. He is a registered English Channel escort pilot with the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation who is well-known and in popular demand. He has a 77% success rate with his escorted crossing to date.

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