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Eric Hartley - Pathfinder

About Eric's Boat - Pathfinder Charter

I have been the owner/operator of this boat for the last 20 years, and have been operating out of the port of Folkestone for all of that time. I hold an RYA Certificate for Coastal Skipper, plus a Boat Master’s Licence issued by the MCA.

  • Passengers & crew: 12
  • Category: 2 (2= 60 miles from port)
  • Boat: Offshore 105 Engine: Iveco 320 h.p. turbo charged
  • Size: Length 10.5m Beam 3.5 m
  • Speed: Max 20 knots. Cruise 13 Knots
  • Life Jackets, Lifebuoys and Life raft
  • Flares
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Type: Work Boat

Equipment

  • Radar: Raymarine
  • GPS: Raymarine
  • Fish Finder: JMC
  • AIS: Commar
  • Radios: Furuno and Icon
  • AIS : Transponder
  • VHF: Radio

The boat is based in the port of Folkestone for 9 months whilst taking fishing parties out, but will be based in the port of Dover during July, August and September when doing cross-Channel swimming events.

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Accommodation

Pathfinder is based at Dover Harbour. Therefore please ensure your accommodation is based in this area ready for your swim. Check our Resources section for Swimmer-friendly Accommodation in Dover.


Tracking

Below is the recorded position of Pathfinder over the last 16 hours.

Tracking data is provided by MarineTraffic

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Channel Weather

Latest Observations from Sandettie
2 December 2016, 8am

  • - Air Temperature: 7.6°C (45.7°F)
  • - Sea Temperature: 11.3°C (52.3°F)
  • - Wind Direction: NW (315°)
  • - Wind Speed: 14 Knots
  • - Wave Height: 0.5 Metres
  • - Wave Period: 6.0 Seconds

Latest Swims in 2016

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Howard James 3 Nov 2016
Chloe McCardel 25 Oct 2016
Chloe McCardel 22 Oct 2016
Chris Bond 11 Oct 2016
Malcolm Cockburn 9 Oct 2016

2015 Trophy and Awards

2016 Dinner Photos

Photos for our 2016 CSA Dinner & Presentations are now available to view online, click here

Our next dinner will be held on 4th November 2017.

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