Grant Orchard

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Grant Orchard is a New Zealand escort pilot from Katabatic Charters who escorted Andy Donaldson on 7 March 2023 who set the solo one-way crossing record across the 23 km Cook Strait from South Island to North Island in New Zealand in 4 hours 33 minutes 50 seconds with crew members Jacqueline McClelland, Jackson Kibbelwhite, Sarah Harrow, and NZOWSA observer Jackson Arlidge, swimming at a 1:10 per 100 meter pace in the 14-15°C water. He broke the record of Casey Glover in 4 hours 37 minutes set in 2008.

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