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UK Circumnavigation

The ultimate for the UK sea kayaker. The limited number of paddlers to complete it shows just what a major undertaking it is. To complete this one is an impressive achievement.
The UK Circumnavigator has to contend with committing coastline, demanding tidal flows, busy shipping lanes, cumulative stress and fatigue and challenging weather. It is no surprise that many have to return to daily life before completing the full distance.
While the popularity of this trip continues to grow it must be remembered that this is the most demanding trip, deserving respect. There is potential for serious trouble here.

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

Snowdonia Watersports


Circumnavigation: UK Mainland

Notes


UK Mainland - Combined Table

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

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

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

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

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33 paddlers total.
10 solo paddlers
23 team paddlers in 10 teams


Solo:

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

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10 solo paddlers.


Teams:

Paddlers Cat Elapsed Direction Start From To Boat Links
1 Phil Clegg
Barry Shaw
Harry Whelan
Team 80 CW Anglesey 11-May-05 29-Jul-05 SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer

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

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

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

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23 team paddlers in 10 teams

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



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Circumnavigation: UK Mainland using Sails

Notes


Teams:

Paddlers Cat Elapsed Direction Start From To Boat Links
1 Davis Gould-Duff
Colin Skeath
Team 86 CW Strontian 30-Apr-17 24-Jul-17 Open Canoe - Swift Temagami fb

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2 team paddlers in 1 teams

Circumnavigation: UK Mainland using Sails
Records Returned: 1 (0+1)



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Circumnavigation: UK Mainland via canals

Notes


Solo:


* Routing via the Crinan Canal omits 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).
The following have routed in a Clockwise Direction.
Paddler Cat Elapsed Routed Via: Start From To Boat Links
1 Eric Innes
K1M 84 Crinan +
Caledonian Canals
Blackpool 06-Jun-09 28-Aug-09 Valley Nordkapp Blog
2 Simon Osborne
K1M 113 Crinan Canal Aberystwyth 11-May-02 31-Aug-02 SKUK Explorer Link
3 Richard Atkinson
K1M 121 Crinan Canal Spey Bay 05-May-02 02-Sep-02 Article
4 Chris Duff
K1M 165* Crinan Canal River Humber 1986 1986 Valley Nordkapp
5 Noel Webb
K1M 176 Caledonian Canal Shotley 05-May-07 27-Oct-07 SKUK Explorer Blog
6 Geoffrey Hunter
K1M 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

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

4 Sean Morley K1M 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


Solo:

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

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2 solo paddlers.


Teams:

Paddlers Cat Elapsed Direction Start From To Boat Links
1 Andy Morton/
Jane Morton
K2 143 CW Plymouth 06-Apr-13 26-Aug-13 Valley Aleut II Website
FB
2 Richard Elliot
Bill Taylor
Mick Wibrew
Team 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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