Crossing:
Little Minch

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31.5 km
Prevailing direction: E >> W
Record: 2015 - 04:39:00
Solo: 4
Team: 2

Records

Norbert Ziober
K1M04:39:002015
Kate Duffus
K1W05:00:002008
John Fergusson
Charles King
Wilfred Smith
Team11:00:00?1875

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This is viewed as a classic crossing on the west coast of Scotland, the scenery, the beaches and the weather can all be breathtaking!
The Little Minch crossing is the shorter of the two 'Minch Crossing' routes, lying between the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye.
An excellent route to start ticking off the open crossing list.
Of course both routes (Little Minch/North Minch) have been paddled many times, these are the trips we have details for.

Crossing: Little Minch

Solo

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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1K1MNorbert Ziober04:39:0018-Apr-15Ardmore BayLochmaddy
Uist
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour
Yes
2(1)K1WKate Duffus05:00:00Sep-08LochmaddyWaternish PointSKUK Greenlander Pro
--Blog
3K1MToby Speight~1 day30-Sep-13RhenigidaleBornesketaig--Blog
4K1MToby Speight~2 days28-Sep-13BornesketaigRhenigidale--Blog

4 solo paddlers



Teams

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Posn.CatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1TeamMichal Madera
Natalie Maderova
06:46:0024-Jun-15RoghadalLoch PooltielTiderace Pace 17 Tour
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour
--Blog
2TeamJohn Fergusson
Charles King
Wilfred Smith
11:00:00?27-Jul-1875Ushnish PointRoag


--Blog

2 Teams -- 5 Paddlers



Notes


Kate Duffus (Sep-08)
This was Kate's first open crossing, the first time she had paddled solo and first time she had paddle over 30km in a single day. From Kate:"It was a bit of an adventure for me."

John Fergusson / Charles King / Wilfred Smith (27-Jul-1875)
Possibly the first kayak crossing of the Minch? Undertaken in 1875 -- Ref: http://www.valeofleven.org.uk/contributions/Part1HistCCC.pdf

Toby Speight (28-Sep-13)
Overnight stop on Shiant Islands

Norbert Ziober (18-Apr-15)
This was Norbert's first foray into the world of PSK.


Summary:

Crossing: Little Minch
Recorded Start Points:
    • Ardmore Bay (1)
    • Bornesketaig (1)
    • Lochmaddy (1)
    • Rhenigidale (1)
    • Roghadal (1)
    • Ushnish Point (1)

Solo paddlers: 4
Team paddlers: 5
Teams: 2

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