Images/Index/P1100408_750x240.jpg

2729: Menai Strait paddles

Welcome to Performance Sea Kayak

The Performance Sea Kayak web-site displays various UK + Ireland based sea kayaking achievements.
While we aim to record those who are currently pushing the hardest and stretching boundaries... it's not all about records.


We want to create a permanent register of those who are out to push their own limits. Paddlers who are doing it for the personal challenge, to see what they are made of, or even just for a bit of a laugh. Hopefully we will sow seeds of inspiration for other paddlers who dream...


Planning, preparing and training for these events is a journey in itself; fitness and technique is improved, new skills are gained and knowledge furthered. A paddler will learn as much about themselves as they will about the trip they aim to 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 your challenge can remain with you for a long time.

Paddle like you mean it.




News

19-May-22
Daniel Shimmin and George Shaw paddle from the IOM to the Walney Extension Wind FArm - 65 km - 08:57
Link
18-May-22
Elizabeth Cannon sets a PB on the Osea Island TT
Link
18-May-22
Pen Goodber completes a circumnav of Wales - 1101 days
Link
17-May-22
Chris Buckton completes a 3hr leg of the Distance Challenge - 24.1 km
Link
17-May-22
Michael O'Farrell adds Great Island + various to the 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
17-May-22
Simon Champ also adds Great Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
17-May-22
Simon Champ adds another Great Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
17-May-22
Pablo Ramita de Avellano joins the Distance Challenge with a 1hr leg - 9.46 km
Link
17-May-22
Jon Needham sets another PB with a lap of Hayling Island - 02:14
Link
17-May-22
Henning de Haas adds Møgelø and Illumø to the 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
17-May-22
Dave Cutts and Kathy Webb add The Stacks and Dave adds Middle Mouse to the 1000 Islands
Link
06-May-22
Dave Cutts completes a run of the Menai Challenge - Challenge Course - 54:36 - a new PB
Link
06-May-22
Pable Ramita de Avellano adds various islands from Chile to 1000 Islands
Link
06-May-22
Ben Cowans adds a lap of Hayling Island
Link
06-May-22
Ben Cowans and Phil Smith circumnav the IOW - 11:54:39
Link
06-May-22
Ben Cowans adds a lap of Hayling Island
Link
06-May-22
Peter Miller and Andy Ironside add a lap of Portsea Island
Link
05-May-22
Mike Conroy completes an Anglesey Circumnav - 18:53:21
Link
04-May-22
Glenn Sutcliffe completes a lap of Walney Island - 03:48:26
Link
04-May-22
Charles Daly adds a 3 hr run to the Distance Challenge - 22.4km
Link
04-May-22
Jon Needham sets another PB with a lap of Hayling Island - 02:15
Link
04-May-22
Dave Cutts completes a run of the Menai Challenge - 73:04
Link
04-May-22
Charles Daly adds Garnish to 1000 Islands
Link
04-May-22
Eurion Brown adds Ramsey + various to 1000 Islands
Link
30-Apr-22
Pascale Eichenmuller completes a lap of Walney Island - 03:21:23
Link
30-Apr-22
John Willacy completes a lap of Walney Island - 02:50:32
Link
26-Apr-22
Mike Conroy also completes the 100K Day Challenge - 100.07 km
Link
26-Apr-22
Mike Conroy completes another paddle to the Eddystone Lighthouse
Link
26-Apr-22
Charles Daly adds a run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 9.11km
Link
26-Apr-22
Ben Cowans, Fred Curtin-Sewell and Phil Smith complete a lap of Portsea and Hayling Islands
Peter Miller joins them for Hayling
Link
26-Apr-22
Paul Barrett and Rhys Hunt lap Hayling and Brownsea, and paddle between the two over 2 days
Counties Challenge
Link
21-Apr-22
Elizabeth Cannon completes a nother lap of Mersea Island
Link
21-Apr-22
Jon Needham set a PB with a lap of Hayling Island - 02:17
Link
19-Apr-22
Dave Phillips and Jon Needham complete a circumnav of IOW - 02:23:14
Link
19-Apr-22
Phil Smith and Fred Curtin-Sewell complete a circumnav of IOW - 10:25:38
Link
19-Apr-22
Chris Wade completes a circumnav of Walney Island - 03:23:38
Link
19-Apr-22
Rhys Hunt and Paul Barrett paddle a lap of the Isle of Sheppey
Link
19-Apr-22
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add Isola Piana and Isola Foradada to 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
19-Apr-22
Simon Turnbull joins the 1000 Islands Challenge with both Tudwal islands.
Link
19-Apr-22
Henning de Haas brings Denmark to the 1000 Islands Challenge with Hjarnø.
Link
14-Apr-22
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add Conwy county to the Coastal Counties Challenge
Link
14-Apr-22
Simon Champ joins the 1000 Islands with Great Island.
Link
05-Apr-22
Jon Needham completes a lap of Hayling Island - 02:24
Link
05-Apr-22
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add a lap of Isola Rossa to the 1000 Islands
Link
05-Apr-22
Eurion Brown adds a lap of Flat Holm and one of Sully Island to the 1000 Islands
Link
02-Apr-22
James Gerrie joins the PSK Distance Challenge with a 5hr leg - 39.4 km
Link
01-Apr-22
Glenn Sutcliffe adds a lap of Bute to the 1000 Islands.
Link
29-Mar-22
Michael O'Farrell adds Colt, Shenick, St.Patricks islands and also Rockabill to the 1000 Islands.
Link
29-Mar-22
John Willacy completes his 11th circumnav of Anglesey
Link
22-Mar-22
Steve King joins the 2022 Islands Challenge with Breinton Island.
Link
22-Mar-22
Fred Curtin-Sewell adds a lap of Hayling Island.
Link
22-Mar-22
Elizabeth Cannon adds a lap of Mersea Island.
Link
22-Mar-22
Ian Cooke adds Flintshire and Denbighshire to the Counties Challenge.
Link
22-Mar-22
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add Gwynedd to the Counties Challenge.
Link
20-Mar-22
Llyn Padarn TT - Final Race of 21/22 results added
Link
20-Mar-22
Elizabeth Cannon adds Horsey island to the 1000 Islands 2022
Link
14-Mar-22
Kris D'Aout adds a 1hr run to the Distance Challenge - 14.1 km
Link
14-Mar-22
Orlando Navarro adds Isla Huelmo and a return to Isla Tautil - 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
14-Mar-22
Elizabeth Cannon adds Ray Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge
Link
06-Mar-22
Glenn Sutcliffe completes a circ of Rona
Link
02-Mar-22
Glenn Sutcliffe completes a circ of Raasay
Link
01-Mar-22
Pablo Ramita de Avellano adds two more to the 1000 Islands
Link
01-Mar-22
Llyn Padarn Race 6 times are up
Link
17-Feb-22
John Willacy adds a run to the Menai Challenge 2022 - 62:13
Link
17-Feb-22
Orlando Navarro joins the 2022 Islands Challenge - with Isla Tenglo and Isla Maillen.
Link
13-Feb-22
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add various from The Swellies.
Link
13-Feb-22
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a 1hr Distance Challenge run - 9.96 km
Link
12-Feb-22
John Willacy completes the M6 Challenge - 07:41
Link
31-Jan-22
Catch-up with islands added to 1000 Islands Challenge 2021 for Catriona Woods
Link
31-Jan-22
Charles Daly joins the 1000 Islands Challeng, with Lousy Castle Island.
Link
30-Jan-22
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add Rhoscolyn Beacon to the 1000 Islands
Link
30-Jan-22
Richard Hughes returns us to the Black Rock Dash - 50:42
Link
30-Jan-22
Glyn Brackenbury complets a return crossing to Lundy - 02:13
Link
25-Jan-22
1000 Islands 2022 - Brendan Reese adds various from Poole Harbour.
Link
25-Jan-22
Brendan Reese is the first to go onto the Coastal Counties Challenge Leaderboard - Hampshire done!
Link
25-Jan-22
Phil Smith and Fred Curtin-Sewell add various to the 1000 Islands
Link
25-Jan-22
Mike Conroy sets a new record for the Eddystone Rocks Challenge - 04:49:06
Link
25-Jan-22
Paul Barrett and Rhys Hunt round the Isle of Wight
Link
25-Jan-22
Michael O'Farrell adds Spike and Lambay Islands to the 1000 Islands
Link
20-Jan-22
John Niven adds a 2019 lap of Bute - 07:53
Link
18-Jan-22
Test figures added to the Coastal Counties Challenge
Link
17-Jan-22
1000 Islands 2022 - Brendan Reese goes to the top of the table with a Hayling Island lap.
Link
16-Jan-22
The new Coastal Counties Challenge goes live!
Link
14-Jan-22
Detlev Deninger leads the 1000 Islands Challenge 2022
Link
13-Jan-22
The revamped 1000 Islands Challenge 2022 is now live!
Link
13-Jan-22
Orlando Navarro adds a PB to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 8.65 km
Link
28-Dec-21
PSK End Of Year Summary 2021 added
Link
24-Dec-21
Eurion Brown adds Tusker Rock - 1000 Islands
Link
21-Dec-21
Elizabeth Cannon adds a further lap of Mersea Island - 1000 Islands
Link
13-Dec-21
Orlando Navarro adds a further lap of Isla Tenglo - 1000 Islands
Link
30-Nov-21
Orlando Navarro adds Isla Puluqui, Isla Queullin and Isla Nao - 1000 Islands
Link
30-Nov-21
Fred Curtin-Sewell adds various from Start Point and Dartmouth - 1000 Islands
Link
29-Nov-21
100K Day figures have been reviewsed and adjusted slightly - no change to the order
Link
24-Nov-21
Llyn Padarn TT - Race 3 results up
Link
19-Nov-21
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy lap the Isle of Bute - 06:46
Link
19-Nov-21
Eurion Brown adds Flat Holm and Steep Holm to the islands challenge once again
Link
19-Nov-21
Brendan Reese adds 2x laps of Portsea - 02:22 and 01:58 - a new record
Link
19-Nov-21
Fred Curtin Sewell and Phil Smith round Hayling Island - 02:30
Link
19-Nov-21
Neal Ricketts adds Netton and Ivy Island - 1000 Islands
Link
19-Nov-21
Shane Young adds a run to the 100k Day - 151.6km
Link
09-Nov-21
Shane Young completes the River Shannon Descent - 41:19
Link
Showing 100/978 news.

Recent Records

29-Apr-22
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:50:32
Link
16-Apr-22
Portsea Island Circumnav - Team
Jon Needham, Dave Phillips
02:23:14
Link
13-Nov-21
Isle of Bute Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller, John Willacy
06:46:02
Link
10-Nov-21
Portsea Island Circumnav
Brendan Reese
01:58:08
Link
29-Oct-21
River Shannon Descent
Shane Young
41:19:12
Link
09-Oct-21
Isle of Wight Circumnav
John Willacy
07:02:22
Link
17-Sep-21
Hayling Island Circumnav
Brendan Reese
01:57:50
Link
20-Jun-21
Skye Circumnav
John Willacy
54:22:10
Link
06-Jun-21
Wales Circumnav
Glyn Brackenbury
12 days
Link
30-Apr-21
Walney Island Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller, John Willacy
03:08:54
Link
26-Apr-21
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:51:56
Link
23-Apr-21
Isle of Skye Circumnav
Kate Duffus
63:37:00
Link
18-Oct-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Simon Alderdice, Joe Langham
07:25:41
Link
23-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:53:09
Link
21-Sep-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Giles Hudson, Matt Parton
08:22:52
Link
20-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
Ian Cooke
03:05:13
Link
13-Sep-20
Portsea Island Circumnav - Team
David Copp, Giles Hudson
02:31:56
Link
03-Sep-20
North Channel Crossing
David Horkan
03:10:58
Link
26-Aug-19
Holy Island Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller, John Willacy
03:29:57
Link
03-Aug-19
Anglesey Circumnav - Team
Nick Arding, Petr Major, Norbert Ziober
12:57:37
Link
19-Oct-18
Isle of Lundy Crossing - Team
Joe Langham, Joe Leach
02:19:02
Link
30-Aug-17
North Channel Crossing - Team
Jessie Brown, Will Brown
03:54:29
Link
05-Jul-17
Islay Circumnav
Norbert Ziober
18:54:02
Link
04-Jun-17
North Channel Team
Will Brown, Gary McClure
04:25:02
Link
25-Mar-17
Jura Circumnav
John Willacy
09:55:40
Link
11-Oct-16
Scarba Circumnav
John Willacy
01:32:05
Link
24-Aug-16
Isle of Man Circumnav
John Willacy
10:32:58
Link
18-Jun-16
North Channel - Team
Cathal Bagnall, Catriona Woods
05:30:32
Link
11-Jun-16
Bute Circumnav - Team
Richard Peevor, Kamala Sen
08:30:00
Link
29-May-16
Infinity Loop
Norbert Ziober
18:02;39
Link
17-Mar-16
Jura Circumnav
Norbert Ziober
14:52:00
Link
13-Oct-15
Isle of Arran Circumnav
John Willacy
09:14:54
Link
31-Jul-15
North Sea -- Nieuwpoort - Ramsgate
Dimitri Vandepooele
17:36:00
Link
03-Jul-15
Ireland Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
23 days
Link
02-Jul-15
Lundy - Lee Bay
Tavi Murray
04:09:25
Link
01-May-15
North Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziober
07:38:00
Link
18-Apr-15
Little Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziober
04:39:00
Link
23-Mar-15
Isle of Wight Circumnavigation
John Willacy
07:19:46
Link
11-Sep-14
Anglesey Circumnavigation
John Willacy
09:24:04
Link
11-Jul-14
I.O.M - England Crossing
John Willacy
04:41:22
Link
20-Jun-14
St Kilda Crossing
Eurion Brown,, Alex Wainwright
11:36:00
Link
30-May-14
Lothian Loop
Brian Turnbull
02:01:58
Link
13-Jun-14
Holy Island, Anglesey
John Willacy
02:55:45
Link
07-Jun-14
Pladda
Simon Crabtree
00:12:41
Link
30-Apr-14
Scotland - Isle of Man
John Willacy
03:34:00
Link
19-Apr-14
Isle of Bute
John Willacy
05:34:00
Link
24-Nov-14
Hayling Island Circumnavigation
Paul Krysik
02:02:12
Link
04-Dec-13
Holy Island
David Attenborough
04:18:39
Link
28-Sep-13
Isle of Arran
Brian Turnbull
10:21:36
Link
09-Sep-13
Anglesey Circumnav Team
Elan Winter +, Stuart Yendle
13:05:35
Link
03-Sep-13
Lundy - England
John Willacy
01:59:12
Link
31-Aug-13
UK Mainland + Ireland
Andy + Jane Morton
143
Link
22-Jul-13
Isle of Anglesey
Justine Curgenven
10:08:47
Link
19-Jul-13
Walney Island
Peter Hart +, Keith Longney
03:21:58
Link
20-Jun-13
Northern Ireland - I.O.M.
Catriona Woods
08:55:0
Link
09-Jun-13
Isle of Bute
Brian Turnbull
06:16:00
Link
05-Jun-13
North Channel
Catriona Woods
04:53:00
Link
20-May-13
Land's End - John O'Groats
Glyn Brackenbury
32 days
Link
12-Feb-13
Holy Island, Anglesey
Pete Evans, Steve Miles
05:00:00
Link
08-Aug-12
Northern Ireland - England
Conor, Murray
21:06:50
Link
28-Jul-12
Republic of Ireland - Anglesey
B. Fanning,, M. O'Meara
10:22:00
Link
15-Apr-12
Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
John, Willacy
07:26:00
Link
Showing 62/62 recent records.

1000 Islands Challenge


Pos.PaddlerPts
1Phil Smith485
2Fred Curtin-Sewell379
3John Willacy339
4Paul Barrett242
4Rhys Hunt242
6Glenn Sutcliffe236
7Ben Cowans221
8Mike Conroy184
9Orlando Navarro137
10Jon Needham127