Welcome to Performance Sea Kayak
It's not about the best, it's about being the best you can be...
The Performance Sea Kayak web-site displays various UK + Ireland based sea kayak achievements.
While we aim to record those who are currently pushing the hardest, showing those who are stretching the boundaries and throwing down the gauntlet for others to follow ...it's not all about records.
We also want to recognise the undertakings of those who are just out to push their own limits. These paddlers are doing it for the personal challenge, to see what they are made of, or even just for a bit of a laugh. Hopefully some of what you find here may spark ideas and sow seeds of inspiration for more paddling dreams.
Planning, preparing and training for these events is a journey in itself; with paddlers improving fitness and technique as well as gaining new skills and knowledge along the way. A paddler will learn as much about themselves as they will about the trip they undertake.
You may be impressed by the fitness, endurance and down right doggedness of some the feats undertaken here, but don't feel they are not for you. You don't have to set a record in order to gain the rewards; the sense of achievement in just overcoming the challenge can remain with you for a long, long time. Don't do it for anyone else, just do it for yourself.
With some realism, dedication, drive and the will to finish, just about anyone can do it. There are many pages to be filled, so go on - set yourself a challenge.
The sea is a dangerous environment, before you set out you need to make a realistic assessment of your skills and abilities. Do not go if you have any doubts whether you can complete in safety. Read the safety page.
Is paramount obviously...
Please read the thoughts on safety here:
The PSK Trip Directory
Image: Aled Williams
The PSK Trip Calculator
The new PSK Trip Calculator -- A simple utility for converting distance and speed units and also calculating average speeds.