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Performance Sea Kayak - Journal Guidelines


Here we hope to publish a few articles that may interest those of the Performance Sea Kayaking ilk. We don’t claim that these will be ground-breaking, life-changing, or even have plenty of fancy photos. However what we aim to do is publish a monthly article that may interest, inform or entertain - and could be said to be linked, vaguely perhaps, to the phrase – ‘Performance Sea Kayaking’. Trip write-ups, training tips, kit reviews, vague paddling thoughts or even just your side of the story, we’re looking forward to an eclectic mix.
Some will be written in-house at PSK Towers, but hopefully the majority won’t. We hope that any and all who can tell an interesting tale, or fill our brains with useful info will take the opportunity to drop us a line or two – via the Contact Us page.

Articles

If you would like to contribue to the PSK Journal we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for articles that will Interest, Inform or Entertain, and are linked to the theme of 'Performance Sea Kayaking'. Your experience, experiences, knowledge or even just opinions - from trip reports to technical. We are looking for anything that will interest the reader - and is written for them.

However....
In this world of digital narcissism we differ in that we don't really want articles of self-promotion or self-congratulation. Likewise we are not too interested in articles that are purely advertisements or plugs for business, charities, expeds or blogs. PSK is about the paddling and the paddler.

We prefer articles that are written with the reader in mind, rather than the writer.

If you do want publicity for your paddling exploits then that goes on the PSK News page.

Word Count

  • Whatever length you want.
  • 1500-2500 words is a guide, but longer or shorter is not a problem.
  • If it is 'too' long then we will just 'serialise' it. More space filled with less work for us!

Format

We can work with most formats but prefer the following if possible:
  • Microsoft Word .doc / .docx
  • Adobe .pdf
  • Open Office .docx / .odt

Images

  • Please send a selection of relevant .jpg images to accompany your text.
  • It is easier for us if images are sent separately rather than embedded into the text of your article.
  • Please identify each image with a short description or a descriptive filename, then we can add a caption.
  • Any size will do, but we will probably display at 1024x768

We are interested to hear from anybody and everybody - any level, any experience - as long as you have something interesting to tell.

Go on, get in touch...

Updated 02 Mar 16

PSK Journal

News

13-Apr-24
Michael O_Farrell adds Kish Bank Lighthouse to the Lighthouse Challenge
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13-Apr-24
Anthony Debesne adds Copper Rock Lighthouse, County Cork to the Lighthouse Challenge
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13-Apr-24
Charles Foster adds 3 laps of Isla San Luis Gonzaga
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13-Apr-24
Sue Honan adds Clare Island Lighthouse to the Lighthouse Challenge
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13-Apr-24
Brian and Neil Turnbull complete a 1hr Distance Challenge - 17km, River TWeed
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03-Apr-24
Neil turnbull completes a 3hr Distance Challenge - 24.1 km
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03-Apr-24
Neil Turnbull adds Bass Rock and Fidra to the Lighthouse Challenge
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28-Mar-24
Dries Vreslust completes a 3hr Distance Challenge - 25.2 km
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28-Mar-24
Mike Conroy adds Eddystone and takes top spot - Lighthouse Challenge
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28-Mar-24
Ian Kavanagh and Jim Kehoe complete a 5hr Distance Challenge - 36.7 km
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28-Mar-24
Mike Conroy adds Longships and Godrevy Lighthouses - Lighthouse Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Tash Ó Treasaigh adds Sherkin Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Charles Foster adds 1x lap of Flat Rock and Bit Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Anthony Debesne adds Whiddy Island and Spike Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Tash Ó Treasaigh adds Barrack Point Lighthouse - Lighthouse Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Julian Haines, Emer O_Boyle, Sue Honan, Colin Orr and group add the 3 lights on Rathlin Island - Lighthouse Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Anthony Debesne adds Ballycotton Lighthouse - Lighthouse Challenge
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21-Mar-24
Llyn Padarn TT - end of season results
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14-Mar-24
Chris Wade completes a lap of Walney ISland - 02:56:56
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14-Mar-24
Phil Smith adds 10x laps of Stone ISland and 8x of Brownsea, Poole Harbour - 1000 Islands Challenge
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14-Mar-24
Ian Kavanagh cements his early lead on the Lighthouse Challenge with a trip to Rockabill
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12-Mar-24
Felipe Behrens starts out on an attelpt to circumnavigate GB + Ireland
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01-Mar-24
Neil Turnbull adds Farne Island Lighthouse - Lighthouse Challenge
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01-Mar-24
Rhys Hunt and Paul Barrett add St Helen_s Fort - 1000 Islands Challenge
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01-Mar-24
Charles Foster adds Bit Rock and Flat Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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01-Mar-24
Tash Ó Treasaigh adds Angus Rock Light from Strangford Narrows - Lighthouse Challenge
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21-Feb-24
Simon Palmer laps Hayling Island - 02:20:07
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21-Feb-24
Tash Ó Treasaigh adds various from Strangford Lough - 1000 Islands Challenge
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21-Feb-24
Billy Butler laps Mersea Island - 01:29:09 - a new record
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21-Feb-24
Michael O_Farrell joins the lighthouse challenge, with Rockabill
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21-Feb-24
Chris Wade laps Lismore - 04:21:47 - 1000 Islands Challenge
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21-Feb-24
Charles Foster adds various from Huntington Harbour, CA - 1000 Islands Challenge
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06-Feb-24
Chris Wade and Stuart Marshall add a lap of Bute - 2 days
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06-Feb-24
Charles Foster adds 4 x laps of Treasure Island and Naples Island - 1000 Island Challenge
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06-Feb-24
Pascale Eichenmuller - Menai Challenge Full course - 68:57
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06-Feb-24
John Willacy - Menai Challenge Full course - 58:35
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06-Feb-24
Paul Gallagher - Menai Challenge Full course - 69:12
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06-Feb-24
Charles Foster adds 2 x laps Flat Rock - 4 x Bit Rock - 1000 Island Challenge
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28-Jan-24
Anthony Debesne laps Great Island - 03:05:16
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28-Jan-24
Cormac Ó Bric laps Great Island - 03:18:43
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28-Jan-24
Phil Smith completes a Portsea/Hayling Infinity Lop - 06:56:26 for both
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20-Jan-24
David Priddis joins the 1000 Island Challenge - St Aunbin's Fort, Elizabeth Castle
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20-Jan-24
Charles Foster laps Whale Rock - 1000 Island Challenge
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19-Jan-24
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy start the Lighthouse Challenge rolling with a visit to Trwyn Du (Puffin Island)
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19-Jan-24
Ian Kavanagh adds Rockabill Lighthouse - Lighthouse Challenge
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19-Jan-24
Charles Foster adds a lap of Terminal Island - 1000 Island Challenge
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19-Jan-24
Neal Ricketts visits Plymouth Breakwater Lighthouse - Lighthouse Challenge
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19-Jan-24
Paul Gallagher starts off the Menai Mini TT 2024
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19-Jan-24
Rhys Hunt and Paul Barrett lap the Isle of Wight - 12:16
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19-Jan-24
Llyn Padarn TT GDPR update
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19-Jan-24
Bryan Dickinson and Jenny Wong add runs of the Menai Mini TT 2024 - 28:22 and 31:39
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19-Jan-24
Phil Smith laps Hayling - 03:07
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19-Jan-24
Phil Smith also adds 2x laps of Portsea - 03:32 and 03:06
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15-Jan-24
UPDATES TO THE LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE RULES
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08-Jan-24
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add Puffin Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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08-Jan-24
Charles Foster adds laps of the 'Astronaut Islands' - 1000 Islands Challenge
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08-Jan-24
The new PSK Lighthouse Challenge is launched!
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07-Jan-24
Amy Goolden and Mike Mayberry complete a crossing of St George's Channel - 15:47 - Sep 23
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28-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds 5x laps of Bit Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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18-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds 2x laps of Naples Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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18-Dec-23
Michael O_Farrell adds 2x laps of Lambay Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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18-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds 5x laps of Whale Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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15-Dec-23
PSK 2023 End of Year Summary now online.
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14-Dec-23
Rob Henshall's 1981 ROI Circ details updated
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14-Dec-23
John Chase adds a further lap of Power Island, Lake Michigan - 1000 Islands Challenge
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14-Dec-23
Charles Foster moves to the Top of the leaderboard - 1000 Islands Challenge
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14-Dec-23
Eurion Brown adds a lap of Mumbles Head - 1000 Islands Challenge
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14-Dec-23
Neil Turnbull sets a PB to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 16.84km
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14-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds further laps of Flat Rock and Bit Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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05-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds numerous laps of Flat Rock, Bit Rock and Whale Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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05-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds various from Sea of Cortez, Mexico - 1000 Islands Challenge
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05-Dec-23
Charles Foster adds more laps of Flat Rock, Bit Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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05-Dec-23
Simon Augustin adds a 1hr Distance Challenge on his Ergo - 10.219 km
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05-Dec-23
John Chase adds various from Lake Huron, Canada - 1000 Islands Challenge
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23-Nov-23
Llyn Padarn TT 2023 page updated
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22-Nov-23
Charles Foster adds Toveemur Island to the 1000 Islands Challenge, along with various laps of Flat and Bit Rock and Whale Island
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22-Nov-23
Scott Bekker adds 3 from Chesapeake Bay - Park, North Sand and Fishing Battery - 1000 Islands Challenge
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22-Nov-23
Orlando Navarro adds a lap of Isla Tenglo - 1000 Islands Challenge
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31-Oct-23
Kevin Mansell adds 13x laps of St Aubin's Fort
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31-Oct-23
Neal Ricketts completes the full length of the South Devon Coastline
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31-Oct-23
Jenny Wong and Bryan Dickinson complete a run of the Menai Mini TT - 31:50- and 29:25 respectively
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31-Oct-23
Scott Bekker adds 12 islands from the Susquehanna River
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26-Oct-23
John Willacy completes a CCW Anglesey Circumnav - 11:44:33
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17-Oct-23
Gary and Thomas Edwards complete a lap of Holy Island - 05:35:17
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17-Oct-23
Eurion Brown ads Stack Rocks, St Bride's Bay - 1000 Islands Challenge
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17-Oct-23
Paul Gallagher adds a Menai Mini TT run too - 34:09
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17-Oct-23
Bryan Dickinson completes a Menai Mini TT run - 28:54
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17-Oct-23
Neal Rickets adds various from the Dartmouth area, and completes the Devon Coastline in the bargain - 1000 Islands Challenge
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16-Oct-23
Neal Rickets adds various from Slapton Sands - 1000 Islands Challenge
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16-Oct-23
Steve Wood completes a lap of Hayling Island - 02:30:11
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16-Oct-23
Charles Foster adds numerous laps of Flat Rock, Whale Rock and Bit Rock - 1000 Islands Challenge
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16-Oct-23
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a 1hr Distance Challenge - 9.98 km
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16-Oct-23
Simon Augustin adds a 5hr Distance Challenge - 43.1 km
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15-Oct-23
Giles Hudson and Billy Butler complete a lap of Hayling (K2) - 01:43:29 - a record
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04-Oct-23
Phil Smith completes a solo lap of Isle of Wight - 09:52:54
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04-Oct-23
Charles Foster adds 5 x laps of Treasure Island and Naples Island - 1000 Islands Challenge
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04-Oct-23
Doug Herbert rounds Mersea Island - 01:51:25
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04-Oct-23
Daniel van Niekerk completes a SUP run of the Puffin TT - 04:34:27 - a new SUP record
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04-Oct-23
Tim Haines rounds Point of Ayr Lighthouse - 1000 Islands Challenge
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04-Oct-23
Rhys Hunt and Giles Hudson completes a lap of Isle of Wight - 07:23:50 - a new team record
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04-Oct-23
Nige Warren adds a 1hr Distance Challenge - 10.64 km
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