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Challenge: Eddystone Rocks


On a clear day the historic Eddystone Lighthouse sits on the horizon, beckoning the adventurous sea paddler. It seems deceptively close, though it actually lies 9 miles offshore - alone in the English Channel.

The trip is a regular for many a sea kayaker looking to push offshore, though it should not be taken for granted. While tidal flows are relatively moderate, there is no shelter at the destination - you are fully exposed to whatever the wind and weather brings.

If you want to add a timed run then the start/finish point is up to you, however timings should start/finish at a realistic (walk-away) launch point/beach (not headlands etc).


Image: Rupert Kirkwood - The Lone Kayaker Blog (Note: As of Jun 20 Rupert has amassed an impressive 19 visits to the Eddystone!)

Previously the Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club ran a race to the Eddystone - the Eddystone Challenge. We have included results from 2009, 2010 + 2011 races. If you want to compare times, then the race started/finished between the end of MountBatten Pier and South Mallard Buoy. The course was across Plymouth Sound and out through the Western channel end of the Breakwater (2 miles) and then on to the Eddystone Lighthouse - another 12 miles. Around the Lighthouse in an anti-clockwise direction and return to Plymouth Sound via the Eastern Channel end of the Breakwater. --- This Time Trial is an unsupervised standing challenge. Read The Safety Page




Eddystone Rocks

(PSK Challenge)


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Posn. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Boat Verified Links
1 K1M Nige Warren 05:27:26 22-Jul-20 Looe Rockpool Taran Yes fb 1
2 K1M Ian Tindal 07:31:58 31-May-19 Looe Necky Looksha 17 Yes fb 2
3 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 07:37:00 12-Aug-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 3
4 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 07:42:00 06-Aug-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 4
5 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 07:48:00 07-May-17 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 5
6 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:03:00 04-Jun-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 6
7 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:05:00 04-Jul-17 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 7
8 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:16:00 21-Aug-17 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 8
9 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:34:00 26-Aug-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 9
10 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:36:00 06-Jul-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 10
11 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:38:00 29-Jul-20 Cawsand RTM Disco SOT Blog 11
12 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 08:54:00 13-Aug-17 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 12
13 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 09:38:00 22-Jul-20 Cawsand RTM Disco SOT Blog 13
14 K1M Rupert Kirkwood 09:59:00 25-May-20 Cawsand RTM Disco SOT Blog 14
15 Team Austen Davies,
Rupert Kirkwood
No time 13-Oct-09 Cawsand Perception Freedom SOT
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15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 21-Aug-13 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 16
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 29-Aug-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT Blog 17
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 20-Sep-16 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 18
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 13-Jun-17 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 19
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 25-Aug-17 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 20
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 05-Jul-18 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 21
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 06-Aug-18 Cawsand Cobra Expedition SOT 22
15 K1M Rupert Kirkwood No time 05-Jul-19 Cawsand RTM Disco SOT 23

PSK Challenge
22 solo + 1 team -- 24 paddlers in total (22 solo / 2 team)
Verified = GPS record


Eddystone Rocks

(Eddystone Challenge Race - Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club)


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Posn. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Boat Verified Links
1 K2 S Dark / R Lewis 03:53:26 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten Elio Mazu 2011 Race Results 1
2 K2 J Elliot / S Missen 04:07:55 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten Nelo Waterman 2010 Race Results 2
3 K2 A Parrit / M Peters 04:15:24 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 3
4 K2_Mx I White / Dark 04:20:24 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 4
5 K1 John Willacy 04:21:33 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten Rockpool Taran 2011 Race Results 5
6 K2 Jones / Merrifield 04:38:04 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 6
7 K1 John Willacy 04:38:47 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten Rockpool Taran 2010 Race Results 7
8 K2 R Baylis / A Morton 04:53:10 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 8
9 K1 Mick Berwick 04:55:32 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten Rockpool Taran 2010 Race Results 9
10 K1 Ian White 04:56:09 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 10
11 K2 Musson / Merrifield 04:58:57 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 11
12 K1 Rob King 05:02:37 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 12
13 K2 A Westerby / H Walden 05:05:27 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 13
14 K2 J Elliot / S Missen 05:10:47 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten Nelo Waterman 2009 Race Results 14
15 K1 Rob King 05:14:13 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten 2009 Race Results 15
16 K1 White 05:16:26 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten 2009 Race Results 16
17 K1 John Bunyan 05:20:55 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten Epic 18 2011 Race Results 17
18 K2 Westerby / Walden 05:27:50 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 18
19 K1 John Willacy 05:29:48 03-Sep-05 Mountbatten Nelo Inuk 2005 Race Results 19
20 K1 T Ellis 05:34:35 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 20
21 K1 D Button 05:37:35 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 21
22 K1 Simon Jewers 05:39:38 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 22
23 K1 Glenn Parry 05:40:25 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten Epic 18 2011 Race Results 23
24 K1 I Dring 05:42:54 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 24
25 K1 Stuart Armstrong 05:47:10 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten Inuk 2009 Race Results 25
26 K1 S Llewellyn 05:51:27 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 26
27 K1 G Veal 05:51:29 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 27
28 K1 John Bunyan 05:55:00 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten Epic 18 2010 Race Results 28
29 K1 Glen Parry 05:55:18 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten Epic 18 2010 Race Results 29
30 K1 Simon Jewers 06:06:10 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten 2009 Race Results 30
31 K1 Westerby 06:06:11 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten 2009 Race Results 31
32 K1 Jose Guerra 06:09:39 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 32
33 K1 Ken Oliver 06:13:04 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten Valley Nordkapp RM 2010 Race Blog 33
34 K1 E Ette 06:14:48 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 34
35 K1 Glen Parry 06:14:55 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten Epic 18 2009 Race Results 35
36 K1 John Bunyan 06:17:27 15-Aug-09 Mountbatten Epic 18 2009 Race Blog 36
37 K1 Shane Kake 06:24:44 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 37
38 K1 M Jewers 06:28:50 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 38
38 K1 Simon Jewers 06:28:50 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 39
40(1) K1W Clare Sharp 06:30:39 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten P+H Quest LV 2010 Race Results 40
40 K1 Gary Fletcher 06:30:39 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 41
42 K1 P Dade 06:31:47 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 42
42 K1 T Richards 06:31:47 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 43
44 K1 Mark Byrne 06:32:54 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 44
45 K1 Jim Rodgers 06:35:18 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 45
45 K1 John Docherty 06:35:18 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 46
47 K1 Dean Kiddle 06:44:40 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 47
48 K1 D Hillyer 06:45:44 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 48
48 K1 N Kent 06:45:44 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 49
48 K1 O Tills 06:45:44 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 50
51 K1 John Harvey 06:45:56 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 51
52 K1 A Cuzner 06:49:11 02-Jul-11 Mountbatten 2011 Race Results 52
53 K1 B. Browning 06:51:13 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 53
54 K1 Hugh de_Longh 06:51:38 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 54
55 K1 Chris Ingram 07:01:20 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 55
55 K1 Dave Campbell 07:01:20 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 56
55 K1 Mark Bardsley 07:01:20 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 57
58 K2 Dring / Livett 07:04:23 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 58
59 K1 Alan Trevarton 07:10:26 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 59
59 K1 Nick Calfe 07:10:26 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 60
61 K1 Dan Hillyer 07:44:12 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 61
61 K1 Oliver Tills 07:44:12 14-Aug-10 Mountbatten 2010 Race Results 62

Eddystone Challenge Race - Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club
51 solo + 11 teams -- 73 paddlers in total (51 solo / 22 team)
Verified = GPS record


Eddystone Rocks - All Runs:
85 completions -- 73 solo + 12 teams -- 97 paddlers in total (73 solo / 24 team)


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Rows returned: 85(73 + 12)

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Read The Safety Page