The Escape From Alcatraz is one of the most infamous and extreme sporting events in the world. Two thousand of the world’s best tri-athletes jump into San Francisco Bay from ferry boats. The contestants start at Alcatraz and swim through the shipping and vessel traffic lanes for 1.5 miles. SF BOAT SUPPORT has been the water support safety coordinator for this event since 2009. We have marked the correct course for the swimmers and provided the coaching, safety and rescue boats for the swim.