Eddie Spelling

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Eddie Spelling's Anastasia with an English Channel swimmer
Eddie Spelling is an English Channel pilot navigating escort boat, Anastasia, a 42 foot Dutch Steel flybridge motorcruiser. She has RYA/MCA Small Commercial Craft & Workboat registration: Class 2 (60 miles from safe haven).

Spelling has been escorting English Channel swimmers for over 10 years and is a registered pilot with the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation. His boat is very much a family-run boat, with his son-in-law Robert Thompson as a permanent crew member. His son Mike Spelling is hoping to become a pilot, and is currently training in the North Sea.

Eddie Spelling, Robert Thompson, and Mike Spelling manage a small family company called One Charter that utilizes their boat, Anastasia in order to escort swimmers across the English Channel. One Charter also offers a Live Channel Swimming Viewer that enables family, friends, and fans to watch in real-time as an individual channel swimmer or relay team attempts a crossing.

Successful Swims

Spelling has piloted the following successful solo swimmers and relays across the English Channel:

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