Cape Wrath Range Marker Bouy

UK Circumnavigation

The limited number of paddlers to complete this trip shows just what a major undertaking it is.
The UK Circumnavigator has to contend with committing coastline, demanding tidal flows, busy shipping lanes and most significant of all, the challenging weather. It is no surprise that many have had to return to daily life without completing the full distance, often due to weather delays.
As the popularity of this trip continues to grow it must not be taken for granted, this is the most demanding trip with potential for serious trouble. To complete this one is an impressive achievement. Treat this one with respect.

Please take a look at the 'Notes' pages for further team details

Snowdonia Watersports


Circumnavigation: UK Mainland

Notes


UK Mainland - Combined Table

Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Direction Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 K1M Joe Leach 67 CW Falmouth 02-May-12 07-Jul-12 Rockpool Taran Blog
2 K1M John Willacy 72 CW Anglesey 13-Apr-12 23-Jun-12 Rockpool Taran Blog
3 K1M Marcus Demuth 80 CW Skegness 07-May-10 25-Jul-10 Valley Nordkapp Website
3 Team Phil Clegg
Barry Shaw
Harry Whelan
80 CW Anglesey 11-May-05 29-Jul-05 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer

5 K1M Stuart Trueman 83 CW Cleethorpes 25-Apr-15 16-Jul-15 Tiderace Pace 17 Tour FB
5 K1M John Willacy 83 CCW Stackpole 21-May-15 11-Aug-15 Rockpool Taran Blog
7 Team Paul Caffyn
Nigel Dennis
85 CW Holyhead 05-May-80 28-Jul-80 Valley Nordkapp HM
Valley Nordkapp HM

8 Team Craig Leslie
Stuart Leslie
Lee Wilson
96 CCW Newbiggin By The Sea 26-May-12 29-Aug-12 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
Blog
FB
9 K1M Martin Lee 97 CW Greenwich 01-Apr-12 06-Jul-12 SKUK Explorer Website
10 Team Geoff Cater
Andy Mullins
115 CW Portscatho 01-May-12 23-Aug-12 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
Blog
11 Team Natalie Maderova
Michal Madera
120 CW Shadwell 01-Apr-12 29-Jul-12 Tiderace Xplore
Tiderace Xplore
Blog
12 Team Katie Ellis
Lee Taylor
128 CW Falmouth 04-Apr-15 09-Aug-15 Rockpool Taran 16
Rockpool Taran
K's Blog
L's Blog
12 Team Rachel Cooper
Rob Tew
128 CW Brixham 06-Apr-13 11-Aug-13 Rockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
Blog
FB
14 K1M James Bonnell 138 CW Falmouth 20-Apr-10 04-Sep-10 P+H Cetus
15 K1M Rob McLaughlin 143 CW London 15-Apr-83 04-Sep-83 Valley Nordkapp
16 Team Peter Bray
Steve Macdonald
160 CW London 15-May-96 21-Oct-96 D+K_Trotter K2 Sparks
17 Team Maggie Annat
Dawn Moore
Jon Moore
172 CW Humber Bridge 15-Apr-84 03-Oct-84 Valley Nordkapp
P+H Umnak
Valley Anas Acuta

18 K1M Guy Slater 204 CW Cambridge 03-Mar-13 22-Sep-13 Rockpool Taran Blog
19 Team R. Woollven 1518 CW Ilfracombe 14-Apr-08 09-Jun-12 SKUK Explorer
Valley Etain
Website
20 K1M Stuart Fisher 15 yrs? CW ? 1988? 2003? ?

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32 paddlers total.
10 solo paddlers
22 team paddlers in 10 teams



Individuals:

Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Direction Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 K1M Joe Leach
67 CW Falmouth 02-May-12 07-Jul-12 Rockpool Taran Blog
2 K1M John Willacy
72 CW Anglesey 13-Apr-12 23-Jun-12 Rockpool Taran Blog
3 K1M Marcus Demuth
80 CW Skegness 07-May-10 25-Jul-10 Valley Nordkapp Website
4 K1M Stuart Trueman
83 CW Cleethorpes 25-Apr-15 16-Jul-15 Tiderace Pace 17 Tour FB
4 K1M John Willacy
83 CCW Stackpole 21-May-15 11-Aug-15 Rockpool Taran Blog
6 K1M Martin Lee
97 CW Greenwich 01-Apr-12 06-Jul-12 SKUK Explorer Website
7 K1M James Bonnell
138 CW Falmouth 20-Apr-10 04-Sep-10 P+H Cetus
8 K1M Rob McLaughlin
143 CW London 15-Apr-83 04-Sep-83 Valley Nordkapp
9 K1M Guy Slater
204 CW Cambridge 03-Mar-13 22-Sep-13 Rockpool Taran Blog
10 K1M Stuart Fisher
15 yrs? CW ? 1988? 2003? ?

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10 solo paddlers.


Teams:

Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Direction Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 Team Phil Clegg
Barry Shaw
Harry Whelan
80 CW Anglesey 11-May-05 29-Jul-05 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer

2 Team Paul Caffyn
Nigel Dennis
85 CW Holyhead 05-May-80 28-Jul-80 Valley Nordkapp HM
Valley Nordkapp HM

3 Team Craig Leslie
Stuart Leslie
Lee Wilson
96 CCW Newbiggin By The Sea 26-May-12 29-Aug-12 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
Blog
FB
4 Team Geoff Cater
Andy Mullins
115 CW Portscatho 01-May-12 23-Aug-12 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
Blog
5 Team Natalie Maderova
Michal Madera
120 CW Shadwell 01-Apr-12 29-Jul-12 Tiderace Xplore
Tiderace Xplore
Blog
6 Team Katie Ellis
Lee Taylor
128 CW Falmouth 04-Apr-15 09-Aug-15 Rockpool Taran 16
Rockpool Taran
K's Blog
L's Blog
6 Team Rachel Cooper
Rob Tew
128 CW Brixham 06-Apr-13 11-Aug-13 Rockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
Blog
FB
8 Team Peter Bray
Steve Macdonald
160 CW London 15-May-96 21-Oct-96 D+K_Trotter K2 Sparks
9 Team Maggie Annat
Dawn Moore
Jon Moore
172 CW Humber Bridge 15-Apr-84 03-Oct-84 Valley Nordkapp
P+H Umnak
Valley Anas Acuta

10 Team R. Woollven 1518 CW Ilfracombe 14-Apr-08 09-Jun-12 SKUK Explorer
Valley Etain
Website

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22 team paddlers in 10 teams

Circumnavigation: UK Mainland
Records Returned: 20 (10+10)


Circumnavigation: UK Mainland using Sails

Notes

Circumnavigation: UK Mainland using Sails
Records Returned: 0 (0+0)


Circumnavigation: UK Mainland via canals

Notes



Individuals:


* Routing via the Crinan Canal avoids the Mull of Kintyre and the crossing between Mull of Galloway and Mull of Kintyre.
* Routing via the Caledonian Canal omits the Roof of Britain section (Cape Wrath and Duncansby Head) and ~ 200 nm of coastline.
The following have routed in a Clockwise Direction.
Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Routed Via: Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 K1M Eric Innes
84* Crinan + Caledonian Canals Blackpool 06-Jun-09 28-Aug-09 Valley Nordkapp Blog
2 K1M Simon Osborne
113* Crinan Canal Aberystwyth 11-May-02 31-Aug-02 SKUK Explorer Link
3 K1M Richard Atkinson
121* Crinan Canal Spey Bay 05-May-02 02-Sep-02 Article
4 K1M Chris Duff
165* Crinan Canal River Humber 1986 1986 Valley Nordkapp
5 K1M Noel Webb
176* Caledonian Canal Shotley 05-May-07 27-Oct-07 SKUK Explorer Blog
6 K1M Geoffrey Hunter
185* Crinan + Caledonian Canals May-70 Nov-1970?

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6 solo paddlers.

Circumnavigation: UK Mainland via canals
Records Returned: 6 (6+0)


Circumnavigation: UK + Ireland

Notes


UK + Ireland - Combined Table

Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Direction Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 K1W Fiona Whitehead 140 CW Portsmouth 09-Apr-04 26-Aug-04 SKUK Greenlander Race
2 K2 Andy Morton/
Jane Morton
143 CW Plymouth 06-Apr-13 26-Aug-13 Valley Aleut II Website
FB
3 Team Richard Elliot
Bill Taylor
Mick Wibrew
157 CW Gillingham 19-Apr-86 22-Sep-86 Nordkapp
Nordkapp?
Nordkapp?

4 K1M Sean Morley 169 CW Falmouth 03-Apr-04 18-Sep-04 Kirton C-Trek Website

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7 paddlers total.
2 solo paddlers
5 team paddlers in 2 teams



Individuals:

Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Direction Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 K1W Fiona Whitehead
140 CW Portsmouth 09-Apr-04 26-Aug-04 SKUK Greenlander Race
2 K1M Sean Morley
169 CW Falmouth 03-Apr-04 18-Sep-04 Kirton C-Trek Website

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2 solo paddlers.


Teams:

Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Direction Start Start Date Finish Date Boat Links
1 K2 Andy Morton/
Jane Morton
143 CW Plymouth 06-Apr-13 26-Aug-13 Valley Aleut II Website
FB
2 Team Richard Elliot
Bill Taylor
Mick Wibrew
157 CW Gillingham 19-Apr-86 22-Sep-86 Nordkapp
Nordkapp?
Nordkapp?


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5 team paddlers in 2 teams

Circumnavigation: UK + Ireland
Records Returned: 4 (2+2)



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