All Pilots, Vessel Owners and Managing Agents are in no way commercially linked to the ILDSA.
The choice is yours in who you swim with and their availability to enter into contract with you. The fee you pay to your chosen Pilot and Vessel Owner / Managing Agent is a matter for private negotiation between you and them.
As a reminder – on all occasions the Pilot is in overall control and has final say during the swim.
The fees paid to the ILDSA cover the costs to provide you with an independent ratification that you have completed your swim within the ILDSA North Channel rules. ILDSA provide an observer who will be on board for the entire journey to record your progress during your swim completing an observer’s report for submission to ILDSA when you finish.