The role of the ILDSA North Channel Observer is as a representative for the ILDSA for a channel crossing.
The ILDSA North Channel Observer will independently monitor the swim progress to ensure that all North Channel rules are adhered to. This includes recording the progress of the swimmer, attire, feeding regime, climate, weather conditions, sea state, stroke rate and air and water temperature. The ILDSA North Channel Observer presents an observer’s report together with the swim co-ordinates, plotting the progression of the swim for ratification by the ILDSA Recorder.
Once ratified, your successful crossing will be entered into the Official Record ILDSA Books.