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Welcome to Performance Sea Kayak

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 laying down a gauntlet... it's not all about records.

We want to recognise the undertakings of those who are 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 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.

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Safety

The sea is a dangerous environment. Open water paddling carries very significant risks. Before you set out you need to undertake a realistic assessment of your skills and abilities.
Do not go if you have any doubts whatsoever that you can complete in safety.

Read the Safety Page.


PSK Journal

The PSK Journal

New! The PSK Journal - articles that may interest those of the Performance Sea Kayaking ilk.





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The PSK pages can now be searched: most popular kayak, fastest paddler, a full list of PSK names and boats, or just the details on a specific route - it's all there...
PSK Search Pages




Trip Calculator

PSK Trip Calculator

The PSK Trip Calculator -- A planning utility designed to assist in calculating figures required for record attempts.

News

23-Jun-16
Jonny Eldridge and Dan McGonigle circumnav Anglesey - 13:14
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18-Jun-16
Cathal Bagnall and Catriona Woods complete a North Channel Crossing - 05:30
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18-Jun-16
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy set new PBs for the MC Challenge course (55:10 - 46:07)
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15-Jun-16
Aled Williams returns to the PSK fold with a 52:27 for the MC Challenge Course
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13-Jun-16
New TT added - Pen2Puffin
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11-Jun-16
Richard Peevor and Kamala Sen complete a Bute Circumnav - 08:30
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10-Jun-16
Norbert Ziobr adds a MC Legacy PB - 65:52
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06-Jun-16
Bryan Dickinson completes a solo circumnavigation of Anglesey - 14:32
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29-May-16
Norbert Ziobr completes the Infinity Loop (Jura/Scarba) 18:02 for 66 nm
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26-May-16
Richard Griffiths Hughes adds a new time to MC - 01:10:47
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23-May-16
Patrick Woods circumnavigates Achill Island - 08:26
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12-May-16
Joe Leach shaves a few more seconds off the Black Rock Dash - 35:49
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12-May-16
John Willacy adds a 2016 PB to the MC Legacy course - 56:39
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06-May-16
Katie Ellis adds a time to the Falmouth Triangle - 06:36
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20-Apr-16
Paddler List pages updated
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16-Apr-16
UK Circumnav page has been re-vamped
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07-Apr-16
A handful of new times on the MC Legacy results - with Dan McGonigle (57:44) going to the top of the 2016 list
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04-Apr-16
Bryan Dickinson adds another time to the MC Challenge Course- 54:50
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03-Apr-16
Search Pages updated and new Perf Boat List added
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02-Apr-16
Norbert Z adds his first time to the MC Legacy results: 72:42
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22-Mar-16
David Horkan adds a top time to the MC Legacy: 58:20
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22-Mar-16
Bryan Dickinson adds his first time to the MC Challenge Course- 55:25
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13-Mar-16
Richard Peevor also adds a time for the MC Legacy: 01:04:46
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12-Mar-16
Baggy adds a 01:17:30 for the MC Legacy Course
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01-Mar-16
Norbert completes another circumnav of Scarba 1:58
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26-Feb-16
New pages added to the Menai Challenge results
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18-Feb-16
Joe Leach adds his first time to the Menai Challenge - 63:24
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17-Feb-16
David Horkan adds his first time to the Menai Challenge - 62:36
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17-Feb-16
The latest Journal article (from Katie Ellis) is now on-line
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11-Feb-16
Bryan Dickinson adds a new time to the Menai Challenge - 62:44
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30-Jan-16
The new PSK Journal is now on-line
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27-Jan-16
Jonny Eldridge adds a 2016 Menai Challenge Legacy time: 66:55
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24-Jan-16
Richard Peevor adds a 2016 Menai Challenge time: 63:54
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20-Jan-16
Events Calendar Updated
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17-Jan-16
Bryan Dickinson + Jenny Wong add new times to the 2016 Menai Challenge
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01-Jan-16
The Menai Challenge Choccy Run gets the season underway
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31-Dec-15
Details of Bryan Dickinson's Menai Straits Ultimate added
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10-Dec-15
Steve Miles adds a Menai Challenge time: 52:44
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04-Nov-15
Bryan Dickinson adds a MC 15 time: 64:23
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20-Oct-15
Norbert Ziobr makes a 2nd crossing of the North Minch
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20-Oct-15
Trip Calculator2 updated
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16-Oct-15
John Willacy circumnavigates Arran - 09:14
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16-Oct-15
Sonja Ewen + Sue Honan July 2015 Ireland Circumnav - added
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15-Oct-15
Pascale E sets her first time on The Pladda Ring - 12:20
John Willacy also sets a time - 10:43
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06-Oct-15
Pascale E sets her first 2015 legacy time on the Menai Challenge - 65:41.
John Willacy sets a 2015 PB for the Legacy course - 57:07
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02-Oct-15
David Horkan sets a PB for Achill Island - 06:41
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25-Sep-15
Dan McGonigle + Steve Miles complete Ireland Circumnav - 34 days
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13-Sep-15
GPS File upload facility now available on Contact PSK page
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08-Sep-15
Jonny Eldridge goes under the hour on the M.C. Challenge course - 56:06
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01-Sep-15
Catriona Woods crosses the North Channel too - 04:42:04
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01-Sep-15
David Horkan crosses the North Channel 03:51:43
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31-Aug-15
Christian Dingenotto and Mirco Goldhausen complete the Ireland Circumnav
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24-Aug-15
Brian Turnbull makes a return crossing of the North Channel
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19-Aug-15
Various new Lothian Loop times added
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18-Aug-15
Sean Cahill and Jon Hynes complete their Ireland Circumnav
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16-Aug-15
Dimitri Vandepooele's North Sea Crossing added - 17:36:00
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15-Aug-15
Sally Harradence added to the Scolt Head Time Trial - 02:47:10
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15-Aug-15
Tavi Murray - Lundy crossing 04:09:25 added
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14-Aug-15
Baggy goes under the hour on the M.C. Challenge course
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14-Aug-15
Irish Sea Circumnavs added for Mick O'Meara and for Joe Leach
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13-Aug-15
Menai Challenge times added for Snowdonia C.C. paddlers
Richard Peevor sets a new PB for the course too
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19-May-15
Murray, Suter, Zurbrugg-Greenaway and Chandler complete Roof of Britain
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01-May-15
Norbert Ziobr crosses the North Minch
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24-Apr-15
Frank Harradence sets the standard for the new Scolt Head Island Time Trial
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19-Apr-15
New PB's also for Alan Hunter and Neil Turnbull on the Lothian Loop
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19-Apr-15
Norbert Ziobr adds his name to PSK with a crossing of the Little Minch
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18-Apr-15
Lizelle Kemp adds a new PB to the Lothian Loop
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18-Apr-15
Details of Ali Donal's Achill Island circumnav added
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07-Apr-15
Richard Peevor takes his first run at the 2015 Menai Challenge - 60:05
Pascale Eichenmuller sets a new PB - 55:40
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03-Apr-15
Katie Ellis and Lee Taylor about to set out on their UK Circumnav
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03-Apr-15
Baggy adds a new time to Menai Challenge page.
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27-Mar-15
Zoe Newsam sets out to circumnav Scotland
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25-Mar-15
New short course added to the Falmouth Triangle page
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23-Mar-15
John Willacy sets a new time for the IOW Circ record - 07:19
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11-Mar-15
Katie Ellis adds her first time to the Falmouth Triangle - 06:52
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10-Mar-15
Crossing Distances are currently being updated to show straight line route distances - not GPS/Tidal distances
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26-Feb-15
Glove down: times now on the board for the 2015 Menai Challenge
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22-Feb-15
Details of Causeway Coast Kayak Association crossing of North Channel added
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03-Feb-15
New page added: Records Search
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02-Feb-15
UK Circumnavigation article added
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28-Jan-15
Details of 2015 Menai Challenge course added to site
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23-Jan-15
Oban Sea Kayak Race date altered to 29th Aug 2015
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28-Dec-14
Richard Peevor and Pascale Eichenmuller set PBs for the Menai Challenge
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25-Dec-14
Sneaking in new Menai Challenge times before the end of the year
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18-Dec-14
New page added: Records - The List
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17-Dec-14
Canoeist Article of Andy Fleck's 1984 Ireland Circumnav added
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24-Nov-14
Paul Krysik breaks the record for Hayling Island
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09-Nov-14
3 new times for the Menai Challenge
Paul Krysik: 59:40 - Pascale Eichenmuller: 65:59 - Richard Peevor: 71:33
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03-Nov-14
Lismore Kayak Challenge 2015 added to Events Calendar
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13-Oct-14
Mark Baggy Richards knocks a minute off his Puffin Loop time
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08-Oct-14
Will Herman and Tim Pearson complete a circumnav of Mull - Sep 14
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08-Oct-14
Apologies to Nick Arding, we missed his Anglesey Circ - 12:30 - 17/7/14
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07-Oct-14
Andy Hiscock circumnavigates the Isle of Wight in 09:27 - 13/9/14
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07-Oct-14
Axel Schoevers rounds Anglesey in 15:10 - 28/9/14
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07-Oct-14
Jeff Parker goes 'sub-60' on the Menai Challenge - 27/9/14
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07-Oct-14
Nick Arding completes an 08:25 round trip to Lundy - including a lap of the island and a pint in the Tavern! Jul-14
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25-Sep-14
Matt Hawkins and Mark Richards complete the Anglesey Circumnav 08/09/14
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20-Sep-14
Mark_'Baggy' Richards adds his 2nd time to the Menai Challenge
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12-Sep-14
Tim Healy and David Horkan complete a circumnav of Achill Island in 6hrs 52 mins (09/09/14)
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11-Sep-14
John Willacy breaks the Anglesey Circumnav record
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11-Sep-14
Steve Miles also completes the Anglesey Circumnav: in 12:23
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Recent Records

18-Jun-16
North Channel - Team
Cathal Bagnall, Catriona Woods
05:30:32
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11-Jun-16
Bute Circumnav - Team
Richard Peevor, Kamala Sen
08:30:00
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29-May-16
Infinity Loop
Norbert Ziobr
18:02;39
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17-Mar-16
Jura Circumnav
Norbert Ziobr
14:52:00
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13-Oct-15
Isle of Arran Circumnav
John Willacy
09:14:54
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02-Oct-15
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:41:32
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31-Jul-15
North Sea -- Nieuwpoort - Ramsgate
Dimitri Vandepooele
17:36:00
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03-Jul-15
Ireland Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
23 days
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02-Jul-15
Lundy - Lee Bay
Tavi Murray
04:09:25
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01-May-15
North Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziobr
07:38:00
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18-Apr-15
Little Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziobr
04:39:00
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23-Mar-15
Isle of Wight Circumnavigation
John Willacy
07:19:46
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11-Sep-14
Anglesey Circumnavigation
John Willacy
09:24:04
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09-Sep-14
Achill Island
Tim Healy, David Horkan
06:52:00
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11-Jul-14
I.O.M - England Crossing
John Willacy
04:41:22
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20-Jun-14
St Kilda Crossing
Eurion Brown,, Alex Wainwright
11:36:00
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30-May-14
Lothian Loop
Brian Turnbull
02:01:58
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13-Jun-14
Holy Island, Anglesey
John Willacy
02:55:45
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07-Jun-14
Pladda
Simon Crabtree
00:12:41
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30-Apr-14
Scotland - Isle of Man
John Willacy
03:34:00
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19-Apr-14
Isle of Bute
John Willacy
05:34:00
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24-Nov-14
Hayling Island Circumnavigation
Paul Krysik
02:02:12
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04-Dec-13
Holy Island
David Attenborough
04:18:39
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28-Sep-13
Isle of Arran
Brian Turnbull
10:21:36
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09-Sep-13
Anglesey Circumnav Team
Elan Winter +, Stuart Yendle
13:05:35
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03-Sep-13
Lundy - England
John Willacy
01:59:12
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31-Aug-13
UK Mainland + Ireland
Andy + Jane Morton
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22-Jul-13
Isle of Anglesey
Justine Curgenven
10:08:47
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19-Jul-13
Walney Island
Peter Hart +, Keith Longney
03:21:58
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20-Jun-13
Northern Ireland - I.O.M.
Catriona Woods
08:55:0
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09-Jun-13
Isle of Bute
Brian Turnbull
06:16:00
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05-Jun-13
North Channel
Catriona Woods
04:53:00
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20-May-13
Land's End - John O'Groats
Glyn Brackenbury
32 days
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12-Feb-13
Holy Island, Anglesey
Pete Evans,, Steve Miles
05:00:00
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08-Aug-12
Northern Ireland - England
Conor, Murray
21:06:50
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28-Jul-12
Republic of Ireland - Anglesey
B. Fanning,, M. O'Meara
10:22:00
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15-Apr-12
Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
John, Willacy
07:26:00
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Upcoming Events

03-Jul-16
Hilbre Island Race
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20-Aug-16
Great Cumbrae Sea Kayak Race
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27-Aug-16
Oban Sea Kayak Race
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Full Events Calendar