Circumnavigations: Portsea Island

Portsea Island, along with its close neighbour - Hayling Island, seems tailor made as an introduction to the world of island circumnavigations. A relatively short round trip, it still incorporates the necessity of tidal planning in order to set a good time - and to avoid a low bridge or a muddy walk!

For a real challenge try for the double - Portsea and Hayling combined!

Note: Portsmouth Harbour is a landlocked natural harbour with a narrow entrance. It contains a busy commercial port, ferry terminals, a military range and a Royal Navy Dockyard. Check for shipping movements and follow QHM Regulations:
QHM Portsmouth
Portsmouth Harbour Entrance (Royal Navy)

Though part of this trip is within the more sheltered waters of Portsmouth and Langstone Harbours, it is fully exposed along the south coast of the island, please read the thoughts on safety: Safety - Info Page

Portsea Island

Route Distance: ~11 nm / 20 km
Prevailing direction: CCW
Recorded Start Points:
  • Langstone Channel
  • Portsmouth Harbour


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Posn. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Boat Verified Links

0 solo paddlers.


Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Boat Verified Links
1 Team David Copp
Giles Hudson
02:31:56 13-Sep-20 Rockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
2 Team Jon Needham
Dave Phillips
02:33:02 29-Dec-19 Rockpool Taran

4 team paddlers in 2 teams

Portsea Island
2 completions -- 0 solo + 2 teams -- 4 paddlers in total (0 solo / 4 team)
Verified = GPS record

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Records returned: 2 (0+2)

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Read The Safety Page