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2747: Menai Strait paddles

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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

03-Aug-22
Phil Smith adds a further lap of Hayling Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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03-Aug-22
Elizabeth Cannon adds various from the Farne Islands to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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03-Aug-22
Elizabeth Cannon rounds Mersea Island - 03:39:39
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03-Aug-22
Elizabeth Cannon rounds Mersea Island - 04:21:32
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03-Aug-22
Michael O'Farrell adds the Saltee Islands plus various from Lough Ree - 1000 Islands Challenge
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03-Aug-22
Paul Barrett and Rhys Hunt lap the Isle of Wight - 11:56:11
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03-Aug-22
Eurion Brown adds Stack Rocks, three times - 1000 Islands Challenge
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28-Jul-22
Jon Needham completes a lap of the IOW - 09:18:09
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28-Jul-22
Mike Conroy adds a run of the Eddystone Rocks Challenge - 04:06:53
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28-Jul-22
Tim Haines completes a crossing from St Bees to Isle of Man - 07:39
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27-Jul-22
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add Gigha to the 1000 Islands
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23-Jul-22
John Willacy completes a lap of Islay - 12:40:36
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18-Jul-22
Jon Needham sets another PB for Portsea Circumnav - 02:17:52
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18-Jul-22
Chris Hitchings completes a lap of the IOW - 13:52
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18-Jul-22
James Gerrie completes a team lap of Holy Island - 07:10
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18-Jul-22
Simon Champ adds a lap of Great Island Circumnav - 02:44:29
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18-Jul-22
Michael O'Farrell sets a new record for the Great Island Circumnav - 02:31:32
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13-Jul-22
Phil Smith and Fred Curtin-Sewell add various to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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13-Jul-22
Lucy Partington and Juan Cowley complete the Roff of Britain - 26 days
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12-Jul-22
James Gerrie adds Puffin Island and Walney ISland to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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12-Jul-22
Kris D'Aout completes Merseyside - Coastal Counties Challenge
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12-Jul-22
Eurion Brown adds Sully Island, Steep Holm and Flat Holm to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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12-Jul-22
Michael O'Farrell adds Tuskar Rock, The Muglins and Dalkey Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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12-Jul-22
Neal Ricketts adds Gull Rock, George the Third, Ladram and Little Picket
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12-Jul-22
Jon Needham sets a PB for Portsea Circumnav - 02:22:13
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28-Jun-22
Andy Ironside rounds Hayling Island - 03:29:44
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28-Jun-22
Dave Cutts and Kathy Webb add Carreg yr Honwy and Maen Mellt
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28-Jun-22
Michal Madera and Natalie Maderova add various from River Thams and Medway
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28-Jun-22
Neal Ricketts adds Chapel Rock, Severn Estuary
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28-Jun-22
Ralph Baker sets a new standard for the Eddystone Rocks TT - 03:40:30
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28-Jun-22
Jon Needham rounds Portsea Island - 02:43
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21-Jun-22
Peter Miller rounds Hayling Island and adds varios from Langstone Harbour
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21-Jun-22
Sylvia Knight adds Ilha da Culatra
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21-Jun-22
Fred Curtin-Sewell adds Old Harry
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21-Jun-22
Ian Cooke adds Hartlepool and Durham to the Coastal Counties Challenge
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21-Jun-22
Marcus Redfern rounds Hayling Island - 03;37:45
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14-Jun-22
Ian Cooke completes a 100K Day - 102.93 km
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14-Jun-22
Giles Hudson and Rhys Hunt lap the Isle of Wight - 07:39:34
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14-Jun-22
Andy Ironside completes a further lap of Portsea - 03:31:30
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14-Jun-22
Zoe O'Connell and Sylvia Knight add Portugal to the 1000 Islands Challenge with Isla de Martinhal
Sylvia also completes Ilha da Barretta
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09-Jun-22
Richard Hughes adds one lap of Ynys Benlas - 1000 Islands Challenge
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08-Jun-22
Dan McGonigle circumnavigates Bure: 07:21
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08-Jun-22
Mike Conroy adds a lap of Lundy Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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08-Jun-22
Ben Cowans adds a further lap of Hayling Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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01-Jun-22
Neal Ricketts joins the 2022 - 1000 Islands Challenge with a lap of The Island
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01-Jun-22
Eddie Murray laps Great Island - 03:39:37
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30-May-22
Ciaran Usher laps Great Island - 03:42:44
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29-May-22
Jon Needham completes a further lap of Hayling Island - 02:19
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29-May-22
Scott Bekker adds Hart-Miller Island and Pleasure Island in Chesapeake Bay - 1000 Islands Challenge
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29-May-22
Dave Cutts and Kathy Webb add various from the Slate Isles - 1000 Islands Challenge
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23-May-22
Andy Ironside completes his first solo lap of Hayling Island - 03:22
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23-May-22
Nigel Warren sets a new PB and new record for the Eddystone Rocks TT
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23-May-22
New Circumnav/TT page launched for Great Island in Cork Harbour
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19-May-22
Daniel Shimmin and George Shaw paddle from the IOM to the Walney Extension Wind FArm - 65 km - 08:57
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18-May-22
Elizabeth Cannon sets a PB on the Osea Island TT
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18-May-22
Pen Goodber completes a circumnav of Wales - 1101 days
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17-May-22
Chris Buckton completes a 3hr leg of the Distance Challenge - 24.1 km
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17-May-22
Michael O'Farrell adds Great Island + various to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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17-May-22
Simon Champ also adds Great Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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17-May-22
Henning de Haas adds Møgelø and Illumø to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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17-May-22
Pablo Ramita de Avellano joins the Distance Challenge with a 1hr leg - 9.46 km
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17-May-22
Dave Cutts and Kathy Webb add The Stacks and Dave adds Middle Mouse to the 1000 Islands
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17-May-22
Jon Needham sets another PB with a lap of Hayling Island - 02:14
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17-May-22
Simon Champ adds another Great Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge
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06-May-22
Pable Ramita de Avellano adds various islands from Chile to 1000 Islands
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06-May-22
Dave Cutts completes a run of the Menai Challenge - Challenge Course - 54:36 - a new PB
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06-May-22
Ben Cowans adds a lap of Hayling Island
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06-May-22
Ben Cowans and Phil Smith circumnav the IOW - 11:54:39
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06-May-22
Ben Cowans adds a lap of Hayling Island
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06-May-22
Peter Miller and Andy Ironside add a lap of Portsea Island
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05-May-22
Mike Conroy completes an Anglesey Circumnav - 18:53:21
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04-May-22
Glenn Sutcliffe completes a lap of Walney Island - 03:48:26
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04-May-22
Charles Daly adds a 3 hr run to the Distance Challenge - 22.4km
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04-May-22
Jon Needham sets another PB with a lap of Hayling Island - 02:15
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04-May-22
Dave Cutts completes a run of the Menai Challenge - 73:04
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04-May-22
Charles Daly adds Garnish to 1000 Islands
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04-May-22
Eurion Brown adds Ramsey + various to 1000 Islands
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30-Apr-22
Pascale Eichenmuller completes a lap of Walney Island - 03:21:23
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30-Apr-22
John Willacy completes a lap of Walney Island - 02:50:32
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26-Apr-22
Mike Conroy completes another paddle to the Eddystone Lighthouse
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26-Apr-22
Mike Conroy also completes the 100K Day Challenge - 100.07 km
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26-Apr-22
Charles Daly adds a run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 9.11km
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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
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26-Apr-22
Paul Barrett and Rhys Hunt lap Hayling and Brownsea, and paddle between the two over 2 days
Counties Challenge
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21-Apr-22
Elizabeth Cannon completes a nother lap of Mersea Island
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21-Apr-22
Jon Needham set a PB with a lap of Hayling Island - 02:17
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19-Apr-22
Dave Phillips and Jon Needham complete a circumnav of IOW - 02:23:14
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19-Apr-22
Phil Smith and Fred Curtin-Sewell complete a circumnav of IOW - 10:25:38
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19-Apr-22
Chris Wade completes a circumnav of Walney Island - 03:23:38
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19-Apr-22
Rhys Hunt and Paul Barrett paddle a lap of the Isle of Sheppey
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19-Apr-22
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add Isola Piana and Isola Foradada to 1000 Islands Challenge
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19-Apr-22
Simon Turnbull joins the 1000 Islands Challenge with both Tudwal islands.
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19-Apr-22
Henning de Haas brings Denmark to the 1000 Islands Challenge with Hjarnø.
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14-Apr-22
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add Conwy county to the Coastal Counties Challenge
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14-Apr-22
Simon Champ joins the 1000 Islands with Great Island.
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05-Apr-22
Jon Needham completes a lap of Hayling Island - 02:24
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05-Apr-22
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add a lap of Isola Rossa to the 1000 Islands
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05-Apr-22
Eurion Brown adds a lap of Flat Holm and one of Sully Island to the 1000 Islands
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02-Apr-22
James Gerrie joins the PSK Distance Challenge with a 5hr leg - 39.4 km
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01-Apr-22
Glenn Sutcliffe adds a lap of Bute to the 1000 Islands.
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29-Mar-22
Michael O'Farrell adds Colt, Shenick, St.Patricks islands and also Rockabill to the 1000 Islands.
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Recent Records

22-Jul-22
Islay Circumnav
John Willacy
12:40:36
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13-Jul-22
Great Island Circumnav
Michael O'Farrell
02:31:32
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22-Jun-22
Eddystone Rocks Challenge
Ralph Baker
03:40:30
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29-Apr-22
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:50:32
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16-Apr-22
Portsea Island Circumnav - Team
Jon Needham
Dave Phillips
02:23:14
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13-Nov-21
Isle of Bute Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
06:46:02
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10-Nov-21
Portsea Island Circumnav
Brendan Reese
01:58:08
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29-Oct-21
River Shannon Descent
Shane Young
41:19:12
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09-Oct-21
Isle of Wight Circumnav
John Willacy
07:02:22
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17-Sep-21
Hayling Island Circumnav
Brendan Reese
01:57:50
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20-Jun-21
Skye Circumnav
John Willacy
54:22:10
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06-Jun-21
Wales Circumnav
Glyn Brackenbury
12 days
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30-Apr-21
Walney Island Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
03:08:54
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26-Apr-21
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:51:56
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23-Apr-21
Isle of Skye Circumnav
Kate Duffus
63:37:00
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18-Oct-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Simon Alderdice
Joe Langham
07:25:41
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23-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:53:09
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21-Sep-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Giles Hudson
Matt Parton
08:22:52
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20-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
Ian Cooke
03:05:13
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13-Sep-20
Portsea Island Circumnav - Team
David Copp
Giles Hudson
02:31:56
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03-Sep-20
North Channel Crossing
David Horkan
03:10:58
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26-Aug-19
Holy Island Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
03:29:57
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03-Aug-19
Anglesey Circumnav - Team
Nick Arding
Petr Major
Norbert Ziober
12:57:37
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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 Ziober
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 Ziober
18:02;39
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17-Mar-16
Jura Circumnav
Norbert Ziober
14:52:00
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13-Oct-15
Isle of Arran Circumnav
John Willacy
09:14:54
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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 Ziober
07:38:00
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18-Apr-15
Little Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziober
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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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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1000 Islands Challenge


Pos.PaddlerPts
1John Willacy644
2Phil Smith554
3Rhys Hunt420
4Fred Curtin-Sewell389
5Jon Needham345
6Paul Barrett331
7Ben Cowans244
8Glenn Sutcliffe236
9Mike Conroy202
10Michael O'Farrell189