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PSK 1000 Islands Challenge


For 2024 the 1000 Islands Challenge continues with the successful format from 2023.

The original idea remains - choose an island, paddle around it, send us the GPS track.
You get points for each km around the island.
The larger the island the more points you get.
And if you paddle an island new to the challenge, you get a (large) bonus.
Simple.


For 2024 the Points awarded remain as:
  • Any island -- 1 pt per km + 30% bonus (rounded to nearest whole point)
  • New islands -- 1 pt per km + 100% bonus
  • Details Here
While we passed the 1000 islands mark in 2023, let's see if we can go on to reach 2000...

READ THE INFO SECTION
* updated 31-Dec-2023 *



1000 Islands Challenge Leaderboard - 2024


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RowPosn.PaddlerIslandsLapsPts
11Phil Smith25135
22Paul Barrett44130
33Rhys Hunt22118
43Chris Wade22118
55Charles Foster163084
66Stuart Marshall1175
77Anthony Debesne2255
88John Willacy44150
99Warren Ogden3339
1010Cormac Ó Bric1133
1111Tash Ó Treasaigh161632
1212Simon Palmer1127
1313Pascale Eichenmuller31120
1414Neil Turnbull368
1515Jenny Wong677
1616Bryan Dickinson666
1716Paul Gallagher666
1818Neal Ricketts115
1919David Priddis224
2019Dave Cutts114
2119Kathy Webb114
2222Ian Kavanagh111
2322Michael O'Farrell111
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RowPaddlerIslandCountryDatekm Pts Laps Total
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2024 - All Laps


151 island laps completed so far in 2024:

RowIslandCountryPaddlerDatekm pts Total
1Admiralty IslandIrelandCharles Foster15-Feb-242 * 24
2Angus Rock LighthouseNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh24-Feb-241 * 22
3Bit RockU.S.A.Charles Foster23-Feb-241 * 1.31
4Bit RockU.S.A.Charles Foster17-Feb-241 * 1.31
5Bit RockU.S.A.Charles Foster29-Jan-241 * 1.31
6Bit RockU.S.A.Charles Foster28-Jan-241 * 1.31
7Bit RockU.S.A.Charles Foster28-Jan-241 * 1.31
8Bit RockU.S.A.Charles Foster28-Jan-241 * 1.31
9Brownsea IslandEnglandPaul Barrett03-Feb-247 * 1.39
10Brownsea IslandEnglandWarren Ogden03-Feb-247 * 1.39
11Chapel IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh24-Feb-241 * 1.31
12Craigaveagh RockNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-242 * 24
13Davenport IslandIrelandCharles Foster15-Feb-242 * 24
14Elizabeth CastleChannel IslandsDavid Priddis16-Jan-242 * 1.33
15Flat RockU.S.A.Charles Foster23-Feb-241 * 1.31
16Flat RockU.S.A.Charles Foster17-Feb-241 * 1.31
17Flat RockU.S.A.Charles Foster28-Jan-241 * 1.31
18Flat RockU.S.A.Charles Foster28-Jan-241 * 1.31
19Furzey IslandEnglandPaul Barrett03-Feb-242 * 1.33
20Furzey IslandEnglandWarren Ogden03-Feb-242 * 1.33
21Gilbert IslandIrelandCharles Foster15-Feb-241 * 22
22Great IslandIrelandAnthony Debesne19-Jan-2425 * 1.333
23Great IslandIrelandCormac Ó Bric19-Jan-2425 * 1.333
24Green Island RockNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-241 * 22
25Green IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-241 * 1.31
26Hayling IslandEnglandSimon Palmer10-Feb-2421 * 1.327
27Hayling IslandEnglandWarren Ogden07-Feb-2421 * 1.327
28Hayling IslandEnglandPhil Smith28-Jan-2421 * 1.327
29Hayling IslandEnglandPhil Smith15-Jan-2421 * 1.327
30Humboldt IslandIrelandCharles Foster15-Feb-242 * 24
31Inishanier IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-241 * 1.31
32Inner FarneEnglandNeil Turnbull25-Feb-241 * 1.31
33Innisharoan IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-241 * 1.31
34Island ChaffeeU.S.A.Charles Foster01-Jan-241 * 1.31
35Island FreemanU.S.A.Charles Foster01-Jan-241 * 1.31
36Island GrissomU.S.A.Charles Foster01-Jan-241 * 1.31
37Island WhiteU.S.A.Charles Foster01-Jan-241 * 1.31
38Isle of ButeScotlandChris Wade18-Jan-2458 * 1.375
39Isle of ButeScotlandStuart Marshall18-Jan-2458 * 1.375
40Isle of WightEnglandPaul Barrett13-Jan-2489 * 1.3116
41Isle of WightEnglandRhys Hunt13-Jan-2489 * 1.3116
42Jackdaw IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh24-Feb-241 * 1.31
43Kedge IslandIrelandTash Ó Treasaigh16-Jan-242 * 24
44Lighthouse IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh07-Feb-242 * 1.33
45LismoreScotlandChris Wade19-Feb-2433 * 1.343
46MegstoneEnglandNeil Turnbull25-Feb-241 * 22
47MegstoneEnglandNeil Turnbull25-Feb-241 * 1.31
48Mew IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh07-Feb-242 * 1.33
49Naples IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-244 * 1.35
50Naples IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-244 * 1.35
51Naples IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-244 * 1.35
52Naples IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-244 * 1.35
53Parton IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-241 * 1.31
54Plymouth BreakwaterEnglandNeal Ricketts12-Jan-244 * 1.35
55Portsea IslandEnglandPhil Smith28-Jan-2421 * 1.327
56Portsea IslandEnglandPhil Smith18-Jan-2421 * 1.327
57Portsea IslandEnglandPhil Smith16-Jan-2421 * 1.327
58Puffin IslandWalesDave Cutts05-Jan-243 * 1.34
59Puffin IslandWalesKathy Webb05-Jan-243 * 1.34
60Puffin IslandWalesJohn Willacy01-Jan-243 * 1.34
61Puffin IslandWalesJohn Willacy01-Jan-243 * 1.34
62Puffin IslandWalesPascale Eichenmuller01-Jan-243 * 1.34
63Puffin IslandWalesPascale Eichenmuller01-Jan-243 * 1.34
64Roancarrigbeg IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh18-Jan-241 * 22
65RoancarrigmoreIrelandTash Ó Treasaigh18-Jan-241 * 22
66Rockabill (group)IrelandMichael O'Farrell14-Feb-241 * 1.31
67Rockabill (group)IrelandIan Kavanagh07-Jan-241 * 1.31
68Roe IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-242 * 1.33
69South GoldstoneEnglandNeil Turnbull25-Feb-241 * 22
70South GoldstoneEnglandNeil Turnbull25-Feb-241 * 1.31
71South GoldstoneEnglandNeil Turnbull25-Feb-241 * 1.31
72St Aubin's FortChannel IslandsDavid Priddis16-Jan-241 * 1.31
73St Helen's FortEnglandPaul Barrett25-Feb-241 * 22
74St Helen's FortEnglandRhys Hunt25-Feb-241 * 22
75Sunset IslandIrelandCharles Foster15-Feb-241 * 22
76Terminal IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster10-Jan-2418 * 1.323
77Trasnagh IslandNorthern IrelandTash Ó Treasaigh10-Feb-241 * 1.31
78Treasure IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-241 * 1.31
79Treasure IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-241 * 1.31
80Treasure IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-241 * 1.31
81Treasure IslandU.S.A.Charles Foster03-Feb-241 * 1.31
82Trinidad IslandIrelandCharles Foster15-Feb-243 * 26
83Whale RockU.S.A.Charles Foster13-Jan-241 * 1.31
84Whiddy IslandIrelandAnthony Debesne04-Feb-2411 * 222
85Ynys BenlasWalesBryan Dickinson18-Jan-241 * 1.31
86Ynys BenlasWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
87Ynys BenlasWalesPaul Gallagher18-Jan-241 * 1.31
88Ynys CastellWalesBryan Dickinson18-Jan-241 * 1.31
89Ynys CastellWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
90Ynys CastellWalesPaul Gallagher18-Jan-241 * 1.31
91Ynys GaintWalesBryan Dickinson18-Jan-241 * 1.31
92Ynys GaintWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
93Ynys GaintWalesPaul Gallagher18-Jan-241 * 1.31
94Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
95Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
96Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
97Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
98Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
99Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
100Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
101Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
102Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
103Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
104Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy29-Feb-241 * 1.31
105Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy28-Feb-241 * 1.31
106Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy28-Feb-241 * 1.31
107Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy28-Feb-241 * 1.31
108Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy28-Feb-241 * 1.31
109Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy28-Feb-241 * 1.31
110Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy28-Feb-241 * 1.31
111Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy27-Feb-241 * 1.31
112Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy23-Feb-241 * 1.31
113Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy23-Feb-241 * 1.31
114Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy23-Feb-241 * 1.31
115Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy23-Feb-241 * 1.31
116Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller23-Feb-241 * 1.31
117Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller23-Feb-241 * 1.31
118Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller23-Feb-241 * 1.31
119Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller23-Feb-241 * 1.31
120Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy10-Feb-241 * 1.31
121Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
122Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
123Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
124Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
125Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
126Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
127Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
128Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
129Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
130Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy08-Feb-241 * 1.31
131Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy27-Jan-241 * 1.31
132Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy26-Jan-241 * 1.31
133Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy26-Jan-241 * 1.31
134Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller26-Jan-241 * 1.31
135Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller26-Jan-241 * 1.31
136Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller26-Jan-241 * 1.31
137Ynys Gored GochWalesBryan Dickinson18-Jan-241 * 1.31
138Ynys Gored GochWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
139Ynys Gored GochWalesPaul Gallagher18-Jan-241 * 1.31
140Ynys Gored GochWalesJohn Willacy06-Jan-241 * 1.31
141Ynys Gored GochWalesPascale Eichenmuller06-Jan-241 * 1.31
142Ynys LlanddwynWalesJohn Willacy24-Feb-243 * 1.34
143Ynys LlanddwynWalesPascale Eichenmuller24-Feb-243 * 1.34
144Ynys WelltogWalesJohn Willacy27-Jan-241 * 1.31
145Ynys WelltogWalesBryan Dickinson18-Jan-241 * 1.31
146Ynys WelltogWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
147Ynys WelltogWalesPaul Gallagher18-Jan-241 * 1.31
148Ynys y BigWalesBryan Dickinson18-Jan-241 * 1.31
149Ynys y BigWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
150Ynys y BigWalesJenny Wong18-Jan-241 * 1.31
151Ynys y BigWalesPaul Gallagher18-Jan-241 * 1.31
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Islands Lap Count

1. [Ynys Gored Goch] => 48
2. [Bit Rock] => 6
3. [Puffin Island] => 6
4. [Flat Rock] => 4
5. [Hayling Island] => 4
6. [Naples Island] => 4
7. [Treasure Island] => 4
8. [Ynys Welltog] => 4
9. [Ynys y Big] => 4
10. [Portsea Island] => 3
11. [South Goldstone] => 3
12. [Ynys Benlas] => 3
13. [Ynys Castell] => 3
14. [Ynys Gaint] => 3
15. [Brownsea Island] => 2
16. [Furzey Island] => 2
17. [Great Island] => 2
18. [Isle of Bute] => 2
19. [Isle of Wight] => 2
20. [Megstone] => 2
21. [Rockabill (group)] => 2
22. [St Helen's Fort] => 2
23. [Ynys Llanddwyn] => 2
24. [Admiralty Island] => 1
25. [Angus Rock Lighthouse] => 1
26. [Chapel Island] => 1
27. [Craigaveagh Rock] => 1
28. [Davenport Island] => 1
29. [Elizabeth Castle] => 1
30. [Gilbert Island] => 1
31. [Green Island] => 1
32. [Green Island Rock] => 1
33. [Humboldt Island] => 1
34. [Inishanier Island] => 1
35. [Inner Farne] => 1
36. [Innisharoan Island] => 1
37. [Island Chaffee] => 1
38. [Island Freeman] => 1
39. [Island Grissom] => 1
40. [Island White] => 1
41. [Jackdaw Island] => 1
42. [Kedge Island] => 1
43. [Lighthouse Island] => 1
44. [Lismore] => 1
45. [Mew Island] => 1
46. [Parton Island] => 1
47. [Plymouth Breakwater] => 1
48. [Roancarrigbeg ] => 1
49. [Roancarrigmore] => 1
50. [Roe Island] => 1
51. [St Aubin's Fort] => 1
52. [Sunset Island] => 1
53. [Terminal Island] => 1
54. [Trasnagh Island] => 1
55. [Trinidad Island] => 1
56. [Whale Rock] => 1
57. [Whiddy Island] => 1
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PSK 1000 Islands Challenge - 2024 - Info

Update for 2024

  • Any island -- 1 pt per km + 30% bonus (rounded to nearest whole point)
  • New islands -- 1 pt per km + 100% bonus

Format

  • This is a collaborative challenge, please enter into the spirit of things.
  • Open to Solo paddlers, Teams and K2/Doubles. Paddlers are recorded individually.
  • Circumnavs may be single or multi-day. But are to be undertaken within a 'continuous trip'.
  • All circumnavs to be recorded on GPS.
  • Points are allocated for the distance around each island (see below).
  • Any island is to be circumnavigated with a distinct full-lap circumnavigation which completes at the start point for that island lap.
  • For multiple-islands in one trip: each island must have a distinct full-lap circumnav before moving onto the next island in order to count. Please paddle all the way around the island before moving on to the next one! (See image below)
  • No portages allowed.
  • For a number of islands encompassed inside one single lap, points will be given for the largest island inside the group only.
  • Smaller islands added on the way around a larger island count only if the larger island is greater than 30 km around.
  • Repeated attempts on an island are fine - they all count for points.
  • Island Challenge paddles are eligible to 'double-up' on other PSK pages i.e. an Isle of Wight Circumnav can be submitted for both Islands Challenge and Isle of Wight Circumnav pages.
  • UK Mainland and Ireland circumnavs are excluded.
  • No entries from paddles within organised events
  • Avoid disturbance to wildlife at all times.

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Points and Islands

  • All islands - 1 pt per km + 33% bonus (rounded up or down to nearest whole point. i.e. 1.33 pts per km))
  • Except 'New Islands' - 1 pt per km + 100% bonus (i.e. 2 pts per km))
  • New islands - any island not previously lapped as part of the 1000 Islands Challenge, in any year.
  • Eligible islands - if it's named on reputable map or chart you can have it. Even named 'rocks'.
  • Named features under 1km around will be awarded 1 pt.
  • Un-named features don't count
  • Multiple laps of 1pt features: For multiple lap paddles of greater than 10 laps, each lap must be greater than 2 mins in length.
  • Distances as measured by PSK and will be taken as the shortest possible paddleable distance around.
  • Note: Defining an island for this challenge is difficult with so many variations - please be reasonable.

Craft

  • Kayak, Ski, SUP or Canoe - Any craft you choose must be specifically designed to be suitable for your chosen venue and conditions, and it must be in a seaworthy and safe condition.
  • All paddlers should be capable of paddling their chosen craft safely in all possible conditions for the chosen location.
  • All craft are to be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
  • Different craft may be used for different circumnavs.
  • We do not consider inflatable craft as suitable for this challenge.

Assistance

  • No sails, motors, support craft etc. - human paddle power only.
  • No assistance from outside the paddling group.

Safety

  • All paddlers must undertake an assessment of risk - for their chosen route, venue, craft, personal ability and conditions.
  • Ensure you and your group are capable of handling any conditions or hazards possible on your chosen route.
  • The management of any risk is entirely the responsibility of the paddler(s).
  • Ensure your route avoids any exclusions or danger areas. Avoid shipping channels where possible and follow all local/national regulations as applicable.
  • We make no claim or assurance that any of the islands listed are fully navigable. YOU need to research and plan to ensure your chosen route is a safe and realistic proposition.
  • Paddlers are to wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at all times whilst on the water.
  • PFDs should meet ISO 12402 or be CE approved, and must be in good condition.
  • Helmets and leashes should be worn where applicable (helmets on moving/shallow water - quick-release leashes on Skis, SUP's etc where necessary).
  • All craft are to be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
  • Safety equipment such as VHF radio, PLB, flares, mobile phone, map, compass, shelter etc. should be carried as deemed appropriate in your risk assesment.
  • Leave details of your route and time of return with a shore party and inform HM Coastguard as necessary.
  • If you choose to paddle solo be aware of the significant extra risks involved.
  • If you have any doubts - THEN DO NOT GO!


Circumnavigating multiple islands (from Kate Duffus) - click to enlarge.




* Info updated 14-Jan-2024 *

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