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The spectrum of challenges represented on this website is wide and varied. These challenges appeal to individuals for many reasons, not least is the one of pushing the limits of knowledge, skill and stamina. In this modern world it is a draw for many to add serious challenge and adventure to life and to find where such limits lie.

We display the details, for all to see, of those who have undertaken such ventures - but no more than that.

We do not endorse, condone or encourage the undertaking of any of the records, challenges, time-trials, events or other activities you may find on the Performance Sea Kayak website.

It should be perfectly obvious that such endeavours bring with them risk and at times a not inconsiderable risk. The ocean can very rapidly become a dangerous, life-threatening place. It has no sentimentality, conscience or respect for reputation.

If you consider undertaking such a paddle then you must ensure that you fully understand, appreciate and accept the risks involved. You need to take entire responsibility for your actions and for the safety of yourself and any others involved.

The sea is no place for the ill-prepared, the complacent or those with limited knowledge.

If you are not FULLY confident in your abilities and preparation then do not go!

If you have ANY doubts whatsoever about your trip then do not go!



SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Crossings:

Crossings are committing activites that by definition take you away from safety. Any paddler undertaking such an activity has to be fully self sufficient in all areas, but especially in the area of safety. Any assistance may be a considerable time away. The open sea has significant tidal flows and conditions are greatly affected by wind and weather - what you see from the beach is likely to be significantly different from what you find further offshore. Any paddler undertaking any crossing needs to have an extensive amount of skill, knowledge and experience of open water paddling.

If you are considering a solo crossing of any sort then you should not even need to consider reading a page on safety...

Circumnavigations:

While Circumnavigations may not seem as exposed or seem to carry the same element of risk as a crossing, do not underestimate coastal paddling. Many and prolonged stretches of the UK + Irish coastlines are remote and a long way from assistance. Tidal flows can be significant and can seriously affect conditions very close to the shore. Conditions can change very quickly: headland conditions, tide races, overfalls and wind-over-tide can all occur close to shore.

Menai Challenge:

This a local time-trial which takes place on the Menai Straits. While we record paddlers times for their MC attempts, the Menai Challenge (MC) is an unsupervised standing challenge. Any paddler who undertakes the MC needs to take full and entire responsibility for their personal safety and conduct whilst preparing for or whilst undertaking the MC. We strongly suggest a site specific risk assemssment is carried out by each individual before getting on the water; an ongoing dynamic assessment should be undertaken whilst paddling - conditions can and do change quickly. Again we do not condone or recommend this paddling activity in any way.

MC Info/Safety

Time Trials:

PSK also records times for various Time-Trials (TT) undertaken in a number of locations around the UK - such as the Falmouth Triangle, the Lothian Loop etc. These are used as training devices by individual paddlers and have been designed as such by those individuals. They are no more than that, paddling sessions set locally by sea paddlers. They are NOT endorsed, vetted or checked in any way by National Governing Bodies, HM Coastguard or any other authority - not at all. We record the paddler times and no more. In most cases we have not paddled these TT courses ourselves and make no claim at all for the safety or suitability of any of them. Before you attempt them you should contact the local paddlers involved for further information. NOTE: Some of these TTs also carry an element of open water paddling and challenging conditions.

Events:

We display details of various organised events also. Once again we make no claim to the safety or suitability of these events. It is down to the individual to make an assessment of the suitablity and competence of the organisation of these events. Any paddler should take time to read and understand any safety notices and rules given by the organiser and abide by them.

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

News

07-Jul-19
New time added to the PSK Distance Challenge
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06-Jul-19
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a PB to the Parochial Puffin Island Loop
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06-Jul-19
A few more times added to the Puffin Island Loop
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05-Jul-19
Team Gen X add a run to the 3 hr Distance Challenge
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29-Jun-19
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add a team run to the 3 hr Distance Challenge.
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29-Jun-19
Dave Cutts and Kathy Webb add their first run of the ANglesey Masters Challenge
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25-Jun-19
Details added of a 1993 Scillies Crossing - Chamberlin, Copestake, Nelson and Oldrini
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20-Jun-19
Steve Miles revisits the Menai Challenge with a 52:26 for the Challenge Course
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18-Jun-19
Dave Cutts and Kathy Webb add more times to the Llyn Padarn Open list
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04-Jun-19
Rob Burgess,Ritchie Diaper and David Simpson complete their Ireland Circumnav - 52 days
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27-May-19
Body Pemberton crosses from Falmouth to Brittany
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26-May-19
John Willacy completes a circumnav of Wales - 15 days
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24-May-19
Paul Williams also adds his first time to the Llyn Padarn Open list
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23-May-19
Dave Cutts, Pascale E and Kathy Webb add times to the Llyn Padarn Open list
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18-May-19
Volker Gartner paddles the River Rhein to place himself on the top of the Distance Challenge table.
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07-May-19
Clare Sharp adds her first time to the Llyn P Open List
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06-May-19
Dropseat Adventure added to In-Progress page
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02-May-19
Dave Cutts continues with his monthly Menai Challenge
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01-May-19
Open Run Times now displayed for Llyn P TT course.
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23-Apr-19
Steven Whipp adds a 9km to the 1hr Distance Challenge and 25km to the 3hr
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22-Apr-19
John Willacy adds a time to the Anglesey Masters - Beacon Course
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20-Apr-19
John Willacy adds a time to the Anglesey Masters - Skerries Course
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20-Apr-19
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a PB to the Menai Challenge
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19-Apr-19
Dave Cutts adds his first time to the Anglesey Masters
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18-Apr-19
Frank Harradence is the first to complete all 3 distance's on the Distance Challenge
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11-Apr-19
Frank Harradence adds the first 5hr paddle to take top place on the Distance Challenge board
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08-Apr-19
Dave Cutts adds his April time to the Menai Challenge
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08-Apr-19
Pascale Eichenmuller + John Willacy complete the Anglesey Masters (Team)
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04-Apr-19
Frank Harradence adds the first English entry to the PSK Distance Challenge
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28-Mar-19
Dave Cutts adds two new times to the Menai Challenge - both courses
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26-Mar-19
New entries added to the PSK Distance Challenge
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16-Mar-19
Chris Thorne is the first to add a distance to the PSK Distance Challenge
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12-Mar-19
A new challenge paddle is added - the PSK Distance Challenge
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08-Mar-19
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a MC time.
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06-Mar-19
Llyn Padarn TT February results up
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25-Feb-19
Frank Harradence adds a time to the Scolt Head Island TT: 02:01
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25-Feb-19
Dave Cutts adds another time to the Pen2Puffin TT - 02:04
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19-Feb-19
PSK Archive - Swelly Surf Guide update
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11-Feb-19
Dave Cutts adds yet another time to the Menai Challenge: 63:26
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04-Feb-19
Llyn Padarn TT results pages refurbished
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28-Jan-19
Dave Cutts adds yet another time to the Menai Challenge: 62:02
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27-Jan-19
1992 St Kilda Crossing by Adrian Tyrrell added
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25-Jan-19
Dave Cutts adds another time to the Menai Challenge: 69:02
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21-Jan-19
Steve Miles' completes another Menai Challenge time 69:22 for a 10.0m tide
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21-Jan-19
Steve Miles' Menai Challenge time 65:49 (03/01/19) added
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16-Jan-19
Llyn Padarn TT - PB List and All Run Times back again
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15-Jan-19
Jonny Eldridge adds another PB to the Menai Challenge: 46:17 - Challenge Course
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14-Jan-19
Dave Cutts adds another PB to the Menai Challenge: 64:35
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11-Jan-19
Jonny Eldridge adds his first time of 2019 to the Menai Challenge: 58:56
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10-Jan-19
Swelly Surf Guide: Part 2 added to the PSK Archive
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09-Jan-19
Jenny Wong adds a Menai Challenge time - a PB for Jenny: 69:38
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03-Jan-19
Llyn Padarn TT times updated
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02-Jan-19
Dave Cutts adds a new time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 65:19 PB
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02-Jan-19
Chris Thorne adds a new time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 67:18 PB
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02-Jan-19
Steve Miles adds another run to the Ang Masters - Skerries 01:46
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24-Dec-18
Pascale Eichenmuller, Rich Griffiths Hughes and John Willacy add new times to the Menai Challenge Legacy
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21-Nov-18
John Willacy adds a run to the Ang Masters - Skerries 1:36
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21-Nov-18
Dave Cutts adds a new time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 69:28
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12-Nov-18
Llyn Padarn TT times for 2018 updated
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19-Oct-18
Joe Langham and Joe Leach make a fast crossing to Lundy - 02:19
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13-Oct-18
Finn Burnham completes a circumnavigation of Wales- 43 days
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10-Oct-18
Dave Cutts adds a new time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 71:49
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28-Sep-18
Dave Cutts adds a further time to the Pen2Puffin TT - 02:23:37
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22-Sep-18
Jenny Wong and Bryan Dickinson add times to the Menai Challenge Legacy
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12-Sep-18
Dave Cutts adds a time to the Menai Challenge Legacy - 69:36
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02-Aug-18
Jens Fenne and Edmund Hinze also complete a North Sea Crossing
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01-Aug-18
Dimitri Vandepoele completes a 2nd North Sea crossing
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21-Jul-18
Jonny Eldridge posts the fastest time for the Anglesey Masters - Skerries course
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21-Jul-18
Dave Cutts + Kathy Webb complete the Puffin TT
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14-Jul-18
Petr Major completes a circumnav of Ireland - 45 days
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07-Jul-18
Rob Townsend completes the Malltraeth Madness - 03:12 (SUP)
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05-Jul-18
Frank Harradence improves on his Scotl Head TT time - 01:54
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05-Jul-18
Rich Grifffiths Hughes adds a PB to the MC Legacy - 63:27
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03-Jul-18
Alistair Hornsby and Brennan Waller complete an IOM crossing from St Bees - 07:33
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01-Jul-18
Jonny Eldridge acompletes the Menai Ultimate - 05:10
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29-Jun-18
Jonny Eldridge adds another PB to the Menai Challenge
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26-Jun-18
Ali Donald, David Horkan and Shane Young complete the St George's Channel Crossing - 10:51
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14-Jun-18
Giles Trussell completes a round trip to St Kilda and back
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09-Jun-18
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a PB to the MC Legacy
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04-Jun-18
Andy Merrick, George Shaw and Daniel Shimmin cross from IOM to Cumbria
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03-Jun-18
Jonny Eldridge adds another time to the Anglesey Masters - 3 Mice
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30-May-18
Petr Major sets off around Ireland
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30-May-18
Jonny Eldridge adds his first time to the Anglesey Masters
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29-May-18
The PSK Archive is now on-line
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28-May-18
Jonny Eldridge adds a PB to the Menai Challenge Challenge
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26-May-18
Jonny Eldridge adds a PB to the Menai Challenge Legacy
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24-May-18
Spruce and Taylor add a time to the Hayling Island TT
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22-May-18
Legacy times for Scillies Crossing from Mark Rainsley added
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14-May-18
Rich Holt and Matt Parton circumnav the Isle of Wight - 09:43
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14-May-18
Dan Shimmin adds his first time to the PSK pages with a circ of the IOM - 11:36
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14-May-18
Dan McGonigle goes sub-3:00 for his first run on the Puffin TT
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14-May-18
Dave Cutts adds a time to the Pen2Puffin TT - 02:18:23
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30-Apr-18
Dan McGonigle sets a Menai Challenge PB
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27-Apr-18
Rich Griffiths Hughes completes the Malltraeth Madness
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27-Apr-18
Robert Townsend (SUP) adds his first time to the Ang Masters
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27-Apr-18
Pascale Eichenmuller + John Willacy add the 3 Mice to the Ang Masters
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21-Apr-18
Alan Hunter adds a time to the Lothian Loop
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20-Apr-18
Dave Cutts completes the Puffin Island TT - 03:32:57
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18-Apr-18
Royal Welsh Challenge - POSTPONED
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08-Apr-18
Rich Griffiths Hughes completes the 3 Mice
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08-Apr-18
Chris Thorne completes the full Anglesey Masters series
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Recent Records

19-Oct-18
Isle of Lundy Crossing - Team
Joe Langham, Joe Leach
02:19:02
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30-Aug-17
North Channel Crossing - Team
Jessie Brown, Will Brown
03:54:29
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05-Jul-17
Islay Circumnav
Norbert Ziobr
18:54:02
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04-Jun-17
North Channel Team
Will Brown, Gary McClure
04:25:02
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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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Upcoming Events

24-Aug-19
Oban Sea Kayak Race
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31-Aug-19
Jersey Round Island Challenge
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21-Sep-19
Great Glen Challenge
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14-Jun-20
Coquet Island
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