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Performance Sea Kayak Info

How to Submit a Time

Don't be shy...let us know the details of your adventures. The aim of the PSK site is to display the challenges that people have undertaken and, perhaps to provide a little inspiration along the way. For some, pushing for the fastest time is the aim, for others completing the challenge is reward enough. Both deserve recognition; it is about safely stretching your limits and maybe helping ideas form for others. Don't hide your time just because somebody else went a bit faster - send it in.

Of course all record claims need a corresponding GPS Track file. Any times submitted without a GPS file will be marked as 'Unverified'.

NO GPS - NO PROOF - NO TIME

Suitable Craft:

Open water paddling carries very significant risks. Performance Sea Kayak do not condone or encourage open water paddling in craft not designed specifically for such purposes, or for those who do not have the neccesary skills and experience.
Records or times will only be accepted for persons paddling suitable craft. This means sea kayaks or ocean skis designed specifically for open ocean paddling which are designed to be unsinkable through the inclusion of water-tight dry compartments and bulkheads within the original design.

Submitting a Claim:
Send your time via the Contact PSK form.
For the GPS Track file - .gpx is the preferred format, but we can take .kmz (Google Earth), .mmo (Memory Map) and .tcx (Garmin) files. Background info - photos, timings, locations etc. add interest - the more info the better.
A link to a webpage such as Garmin Connect, Strava, Endomondo etc. is not sufficient however - we need the actual GPS file. You can upload this via the Contact PSK page.

Timing Crossings:
The clock starts and finishes when the kayak slides on/off a realistic and useable landing place such as a beach or slipway - even (and especially) if you thinks this adds to your time. This helps standardise times rather than the vague use of harbour mouths, bays, rocks, mile long breakwaters etc.
Don't stop the clock until you can step out onto solid ground - from which you can walk away to your final destination. If you can't walk away with (fairly) dry feet then you have stopped the clock in the wrong place! Your choice of launching/landing points is an important part of the trip planning and your decision making.

The distances shown for Crossings will be 'as the crow flies' figures measured by PSK between the start and finish points of the route. These figures will be taken from Charts, OS Maps or Google Earth. Distances recorded directly by GPS will not be shown.
Any times submitted without seconds will be rounded up to the next full minute.

Timing Circumnavigations:
The clock should start/finish directly next to (no more than a couple of boat lengths from) an obvious fixed landmark such as a buoy, slipway, identifiable rock etc. If this is not possible then a precise transit mark will do. Just passing a headland or distant landmark is not acceptable. The GPS Track start/end must overlap.
Any times submitted without seconds will be rounded up to the next minute.

Multi Day Expeditions:
The clock starts on the first paddling day (this is Day 1, NOT Day 0) and continues until the final leg is completed. The elapsed time is recorded in calendar days, part paddling days are rounded up to the next full day for the total. Non-paddling days due to bad weather, work/family commitments, illness of the budgie, or any other form of time away are included in the final total.
Each leg should start from the same geographical location that the previous leg finished.
Use of any portages or any form of non-kayak transport or support craft is to be indicated.
Routing through canals or other man-made waterways should also be indicated.

** Remember: If It's Not On GPS - It Didn't Happen **

Read the Safety Page!

Info Pages:

News

17-Apr-17
Chris Thorne adds another PB to MC Challeneg SUP times - 01:01:30
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14-Apr-17
** DW Paddler Progress Live Update **
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02-Apr-17
Rich Holt and Matt Parton also circumnav the IOW - 11:27
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02-Apr-17
Bryan Dickinson adds a 01:04 to the MC 2017 Legacy course.
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02-Apr-17
James Forward and Julian Haines circumnav the IOW - 11:42:15
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01-Apr-17
Chris Thorne adds a PB to MC Challeneg SUP times - 01:07:46
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25-Mar-17
Dan McGonigle adds 3 times to the MC 2017 Legacy - including a double-lapper!
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25-Mar-17
John Willacy completes the Jura circumnav in 09:55
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06-Mar-17
Chris Thorne adds yet another PB to the MC Challenge SUP
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02-Mar-17
News of Dean Dunbar and Allistair Swinsco Bute SUP Circumnav added
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27-Feb-17
Chris Thorne adds a PB to the MC Challenge SUP
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26-Feb-17
Events Calendar updated
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20-Feb-17
Latest times added to the Llyn Padarn TT
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08-Jan-17
Richard Peevor is the first to add a sweaty time to the MC 2017
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20-Dec-16
Latest times for the Llyn Padarn TT now added
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19-Dec-16
A new Menai Challenge PB for John Willacy - 54:15
and a PB2nd for Pascale - 63:43
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30-Nov-16
Chris Thorne is the first to add times to the new Menai Challenge SUP page
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29-Nov-16
Chris Withers and Jonny Eldridge - Wales to IOM crossing
15-Aug-16
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24-Nov-16
Llyn Padarn TT page added
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13-Nov-16
Events Calendar updated for 2017
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11-Oct-16
John Willacy adds a time for Scarba Circumnav - 01:32:05
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05-Oct-16
New page added: Performance Record Holders
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04-Oct-16
New times for the MC Challenge Course: Richard Peevor - 54:22
Pascale Eichenmuller - 53:17, John Willacy - 46:21
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20-Sep-16
Dan McGonigle also completes an Anglesey Circ - 11:20:18
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18-Sep-16
Eila Wilkinson completes her 3rd Anglesey Circ - 12:18:41
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18-Sep-16
Brian Turnbull adds a cracking Lothian Loop time - 01:49:50
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07-Sep-16
Frank Harradence adds a new PB to the Scolt Head Island TT - 02:03:04
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07-Sep-16
Alan Hunter adds a new time to the North Berwick TT - 01:16:52
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05-Sep-16
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add new times to the MC Legacy course
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31-Aug-16
Freya Hoffmeister's Ireland Circumnav added
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29-Aug-16
New page added - Menai Ultimate TT
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24-Aug-16
John Willacy breaks the record for the IOM Circumnav - 10:33
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16-Aug-16
Pascale Eichenmuller also records a new PB for the MC Legacy course - 59:31
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04-Aug-16
Pascale Eichenmuller records a new PB for the MC Challenge course - 53:58
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29-Jul-16
Neil Turnbull adds PB to North Berwick TT - 01:16:20
Alan Hunter adds a time to the Lothian Loop
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28-Jul-16
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add new times to MC2016 - 01:06:09 and 55:38 respectively
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24-Jul-16
Brian Turnbull sets a new standard for the North Berwick TT - 01:14:53
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24-Jul-16
Various new times added to the North Berwick TT results
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13-Jul-16
Brian Turnbull adds a time to North Berwick TT - 01:18:12
Lizelle Kemp adds a time too: 01:24:33
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13-Jul-16
Neil Turnbull also adds a time to North Berwick TT - 01:21:31
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04-Jul-16
Alan Hunter adds a new time to North Berwick TT - 01:24:01
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30-Jun-16
Latest issue of the PSK Journal now on-line
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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
John Willacy adds a 2016 PB to the MC Legacy course - 56:39
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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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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
David Horkan crosses the North Channel 03:51:43
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01-Sep-15
Catriona Woods crosses the North Channel too - 04:42:04
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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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Recent Records

25-Mar-17
Jura Circumnav
John Willacy
09:55:40
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11-Oct-16
Scarba Circumnav
John Willacy
01:32:05
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24-Aug-16
Isle of Man Circumnav
John Willacy
10:32:58
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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
143
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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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