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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Watching The Midmar Mile From Above

Andrew Martens will be utilizing his RC Helicam Quadcopter with aerial camera capabilities during next week's Midmar Mile in South Africa.

The RC Helicam is a remarkable innovation for the global open water swimming community and endurance sports world. It provides outstanding high-definition aerial footage of any open water swim as a convenient, reasonably-priced, technologically advanced means to showcase the sport and its participants from the air.

The remote-controlled helicopter system is portable, light, compact and has been proven under all kinds of conditions throughout South Africa. For bringing the sport closer to the media and general public, for its ability to showcase the sport with beautiful aerial footage that can be streamed online, the RC Helicam was nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Award.

Imagine having these capabilities when Trent Grimsey was approaching and climbing ashore France or when Stephen Redmond was struggling to climb rocks in Hawaii or Japan or when sharks were circling Ned Denison in False Bay. The views from above would have enabled the rest of the open water swimming community to share in their struggles and triumphs.

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