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Circumnavigations

There's something 'tidy' about a circumnavigation; it's satisfying to see your start point come into view once more, knowing you've covered the distance entirely under your own steam.

There are a many islands dotted around the UK coastline that provide an obvious appeal to sea kayakers. There are some that provide a 'because it's there' challenge, an achievement just to complete the distance. And there are others that provide a draw for those looking to beat the tides with an eye on the clock. There are a good number that seem almost to have been purpose built for a sub-24 hr challenge - Anglesey, Isle of Man, Isle of Mull and Isle of Wight being the more popular and the more challenging.

The challenge of the circumnavigation revolves mainly around using the tides to the optimum as the distance often dictates paddling over more than one tide phase. When you combine the complicated tidal flows with committing coastlines, open crossings and tide race/overfalls it can take some serious planning along with some demanding paddling to complete a circumnav.

News

17-Jan-21
Rhys Hunts doubles up with his IOW lap taking him to the top of the Islands points table
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17-Jan-21
Rhys Hunt completes a winter circumn of the IOW - 08:30
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17-Jan-21
Tim Sims joins the Islands Project with a lap of Borough Marsh (St Patrick's Stream)
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11-Jan-21
Kevin O Sullivan adds the first Irish island - St Patrick's Island to the Islands Challenge
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11-Jan-21
Alan Hunter adds Bass Rock to the Islands Challenge
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11-Jan-21
Natalie Maderova and Michal Madera add the Isle of Dogs to the Islands Challenge
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09-Jan-21
Mike Martin adds Luinga Mhor to the Islands Challenge
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09-Jan-21
Graham Bell adds Great Cumbrae to the Islands Challenge 06/01/21
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08-Jan-21
Michal Madera adds a 1hr Distance Challenge - 9.24 km
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08-Jan-21
Michal Madera adds Olympic Park to the Islands Challenge.
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06-Jan-21
Mike Martin adds a further 18 pts to his Islands Challenge with a circumnav of Eilean Shona.
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06-Jan-21
Kate Duffus adds 2 more islands - Pabay and The Crowlins.
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06-Jan-21
Ralph Baker adds a 1hr Distance Challenge - 26-Sep-20 - 14.25 km
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05-Jan-21
Mike Martin joins the Islands Challenge - Eigg.
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05-Jan-21
Phil Smith and Simon Waller also add their circumnav to the Hayling Island page - 04:00:04
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04-Jan-21
Phil Smith and Simon Waller add a circumnav of Hayling Island to the Islands Challenge.
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04-Jan-21
James Doherty improves on his 1hr Distance Challenge - 9.5 km
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04-Jan-21
Crayston Renner adds his first PSK circumnav (Piel Island) to the Islands Challenge.
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03-Jan-21
Natalie Maderova adds a 1hr Distance Challenge too - 12.1 km
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03-Jan-21
Michal Madera adds a 1hr Distance Challenge too - 13.4 km
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02-Jan-21
Natalie Maderova and Michal Madera also complete a circumnav of Two Tree Island
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02-Jan-21
Kate Duffus circumnavigates Soay to add the 2nd entry to the Islands Challenge.
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01-Jan-21
Kate Duffus circumnavigates Scalpay to be the first on the Islands Challenge!
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01-Jan-21
Islands Challenge now up and running!
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28-Dec-20
Michal Madera adds a 1hr Distance Challenge too - 13.81 km
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24-Dec-20
Neil Turnbull joins the Distance Challenge with 14.2 km for the 1 hr
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19-Dec-20
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy both add Llyn Padarn TT Open times
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13-Dec-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds another 1 hr Dist Chall too - 9.81 km
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13-Dec-20
Ian Cooke adds another 1 hr Dist Chall - 13.51 km
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10-Dec-20
New islands added to the PSK Islands Challenge!
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08-Dec-20
Steve Miles completes the Anglesey Masters Challenge
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28-Nov-20
New - PSK Islands Challenge launched!
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28-Nov-20
100k Day Challenge added to Distance Challenge
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20-Nov-20
Neal Ricketts improves on his 3hr Distance Challenge run - 28.6 km
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19-Nov-20
Llyn Padarn TT Race 3 times up
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17-Nov-20
** The new PSK Islands Challenge is launched **
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15-Nov-20
Ian Cooke completes the 65km M6 Challenge - 07:58
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11-Nov-20
Jeff Parker adds another Distance Challenge 1hr - 10.06 km - Lake Windermere
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09-Nov-20
Jeff Parker improves on his Distance Challenge 1hr - 14.26km
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31-Oct-20
Ian cooke completes a 5hr Distance Challenge - 42km
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30-Oct-20
Tom Turcan, Joe Langham, Dave Johnson and Simon Alderdice circumnavigate the Isle of Sheppey - 05:49
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28-Oct-20
Anita Suter also adds a 1hr Distance Challenge - 10.65km
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28-Oct-20
Anita Suter and Sarah Zurbrügg-Greenaway join the Distance Challenge - 27km - 3hrs
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27-Oct-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a Menai Challenge time - 63:12
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27-Oct-20
Llyn Padarn TT Race 2 results up
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27-Oct-20
Legacy time from Ralph Baker addded for Portsea Circumnav - 01:59
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21-Oct-20
Nigel Warren improves on his 1hr Distance Challenge - 12.13km
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20-Oct-20
Mick O'Meara sets a new record for the Achill Island Circ - 06:06
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19-Oct-20
MattParton also adds a time to the Hayling Island circ - 02:06
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19-Oct-20
Catriona Woods sets a PB for her Achill Island Circumnav time - 08:33:23
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19-Oct-20
Eurion Brown and James Pigdon add a run each to the Distance Challenge 1hr - 15km and 14.6km respectively
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18-Oct-20
Elliot Goddard and Aaron White add their first Distance Challenge - 53.5km for the 5 hr
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18-Oct-20
John Willacy completes another Anglesey Circumnav - 11:12 CCW
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18-Oct-20
Giles Hudson adds a fast time to the Hayling Island circ - 02:01
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11-Oct-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a run to the Menai Challenge Legacy 74:57
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09-Oct-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a season best to the Menai Challenge 53:31
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02-Oct-20
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add new times to the Llyn Padarn TT Open - 28:23 and 25:31
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29-Sep-20
Tom Turcan adds a new run to the Hayling Island Circumnav - 02:12
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25-Sep-20
John Willacy sets a new record for Walney Island Circumnav - 02:53:09
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24-Sep-20
Will Stevenson joins the PSK Distance Challenge - 9 km
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21-Sep-20
David Horkan adds to the 5 hr Distance Challenge - 53.1 km
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21-Sep-20
John Willacy adds a run to the 1hr Distance Challenge - 18.7 km
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21-Sep-20
Giles Hudson and Matt Parton break the IOW Circ Team Record - 08:22:52
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21-Sep-20
Ian Cooke sets a new record for Walney Island Circumnav - 03:05:13
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21-Sep-20
James Doherty takes a chunk off his IOW Circ - 10:05:39
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21-Sep-20
David Horkan improves on his Achill Island Circumnav time - 06:07:40
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16-Sep-20
Llyn Padarn TT 2020 season page added
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11-Sep-20
Russel Wingfield adds a 43 km canal paddle to the 5 hr Challenge - 01 Aug
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11-Sep-20
Dave Cutts adds a season best to the Menai Challenge - 65:35
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11-Sep-20
Neal Ricketts adds a 19.7 km to the 3 hr Distance Challenge
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11-Sep-20
David Copp and Giles Hudson complete a Portsea Island circumnav: 02:31
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07-Sep-20
Giles Hudson completes an IOW Circumnav - 10:08
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07-Sep-20
Clare Sharp adds a Season Best to the Llyn Padarn TT course - 27:57
John Willacy adds a run also - 27:55
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07-Sep-20
Catriona Woods adds two legacy crossings of the North Channel - 2017 and 2019
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07-Sep-20
Simon Augustin adds a 12.7 km PB to the 1hr Distance Challenge
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07-Sep-20
Catriona Woods adds a 11.6 km PB to the 1hr Distance Challenge
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04-Sep-20
David Horkan sets a new record for the North Channel Crossing - 03:10
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04-Sep-20
Team Crossing of the North Channel - Campbell, Campbell, LLoyd, Lindsay, McClenaghan, McQueen and Montgomery
- 06:30
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01-Sep-20
Pascale Eichenmuller adds a 26.7 km to the 3hr Distance Challenge
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01-Sep-20
James Doherty doubles up his IOW Circ to add a 5 hr Distance Challenge - 45.2 km
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01-Sep-20
David Horkan adds a 34.5 km to the 3hr Distance Challenge
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31-Aug-20
James Doherty completes a circumnav of the Isle of Wight - 11:02
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27-Aug-20
Steven Whipp moves up the Distance Challenge Table with a 9.7 km for the 1 hr Challenge
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26-Aug-20
Neal Ricketts adds a further time to the 1 hr Challenge - 9.5 km
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26-Aug-20
Ian Cooke also adds a further time to the 1 hr Challenge - 12.4 km
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23-Aug-20
Counter-Clockwise 2018 Anglesey Circumnav from Bryan Dickinson and Jenny Wong added.
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21-Aug-20
David Horkan joins the PSK Distance Challenge - 12.92 km
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21-Aug-20
Legacy Irish Sea Crossing added - Martin Bell, Adam Waller 1994
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20-Aug-20
John Willacy completes an Anglesey Circumnav
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16-Aug-20
Ian Cooke completes a circumnav of Bute - 08:03
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15-Aug-20
Peter Eichenmuller adds a new run to the 1 hr Distance Challenge - 8.5 km
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15-Aug-20
James Wingfield adds a new run to the 1 hr Distance Challenge too - 10.29 km
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15-Aug-20
Rich Griffiths Hughes adds a new run to the 1 hr Distance Challenge - 10.2 km
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15-Aug-20
Simon Augustin adds a further 2 runs to the 1 hr Distance Challenge - one ski and one kayak
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11-Aug-20
Jonny Eldridge and Dan McGonigle cross overnight from Anglesey to Dublin
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11-Aug-20
Frank Harradence sets a PB for the 1 hr challenge
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11-Aug-20
Detlev Deninger adds his first 2 runs of the Distance Challenge from Särö in Sweden
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09-Aug-20
Nigel Warren improves his 1hr Distance Challenge - 11.1 km
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09-Aug-20
Steven Whipp improves on his 3hr Distance Challenge - 29.1 km
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09-Aug-20
James Doherty adds a 3hr Distance Challenge - 22.9 km
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09-Aug-20
Dave Cutts adds a Menai Challenge run on the original Sea Zoo course
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Recent Records

18-Oct-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Simon Alderdice, Joe Langham
07:25:41
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18-Oct-20
Achill Island Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
06:06:04
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23-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
John Willacy
02:53:09
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21-Sep-20
Isle of Wight Circumnav - Team
Giles Hudson, Matt Parton
08:22:52
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20-Sep-20
Walney Island Circumnav
Ian Cooke
03:05:13
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17-Sep-20
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:07:40
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13-Sep-20
Portsea Island Circumnav - Team
David Copp, Giles Hudson
02:31:56
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03-Sep-20
North Channel Crossing
David Horkan
03:10:58
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26-Aug-19
Holy Island Circumnav - Team
Pascale Eichenmuller, John Willacy
03:29:57
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03-Aug-19
Anglesey Circumnav - Team
Nick Arding, Petr Major, Norbert Ziobr
12:57:37
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01-Aug-19
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:20:29
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19-Oct-18
Isle of Lundy Crossing - Team
Joe Langham, Joe Leach
02:19:02
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30-Aug-17
North Channel Crossing - Team
Jessie Brown, Will Brown
03:54:29
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05-Jul-17
Islay Circumnav
Norbert Ziobr
18:54:02
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04-Jun-17
North Channel Team
Will Brown, Gary McClure
04:25:02
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25-Mar-17
Jura Circumnav
John Willacy
09:55:40
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11-Oct-16
Scarba Circumnav
John Willacy
01:32:05
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24-Aug-16
Isle of Man Circumnav
John Willacy
10:32:58
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18-Jun-16
North Channel - Team
Cathal Bagnall, Catriona Woods
05:30:32
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11-Jun-16
Bute Circumnav - Team
Richard Peevor, Kamala Sen
08:30:00
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29-May-16
Infinity Loop
Norbert Ziobr
18:02;39
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17-Mar-16
Jura Circumnav
Norbert Ziobr
14:52:00
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13-Oct-15
Isle of Arran Circumnav
John Willacy
09:14:54
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02-Oct-15
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:41:32
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31-Jul-15
North Sea -- Nieuwpoort - Ramsgate
Dimitri Vandepooele
17:36:00
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03-Jul-15
Ireland Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
23 days
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02-Jul-15
Lundy - Lee Bay
Tavi Murray
04:09:25
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01-May-15
North Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziobr
07:38:00
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18-Apr-15
Little Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziobr
04:39:00
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23-Mar-15
Isle of Wight Circumnavigation
John Willacy
07:19:46
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11-Sep-14
Anglesey Circumnavigation
John Willacy
09:24:04
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09-Sep-14
Achill Island
Tim Healy, David Horkan
06:52:00
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11-Jul-14
I.O.M - England Crossing
John Willacy
04:41:22
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20-Jun-14
St Kilda Crossing
Eurion Brown,, Alex Wainwright
11:36:00
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30-May-14
Lothian Loop
Brian Turnbull
02:01:58
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13-Jun-14
Holy Island, Anglesey
John Willacy
02:55:45
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07-Jun-14
Pladda
Simon Crabtree
00:12:41
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30-Apr-14
Scotland - Isle of Man
John Willacy
03:34:00
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19-Apr-14
Isle of Bute
John Willacy
05:34:00
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24-Nov-14
Hayling Island Circumnavigation
Paul Krysik
02:02:12
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04-Dec-13
Holy Island
David Attenborough
04:18:39
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28-Sep-13
Isle of Arran
Brian Turnbull
10:21:36
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09-Sep-13
Anglesey Circumnav Team
Elan Winter +, Stuart Yendle
13:05:35
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03-Sep-13
Lundy - England
John Willacy
01:59:12
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31-Aug-13
UK Mainland + Ireland
Andy + Jane Morton
143
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22-Jul-13
Isle of Anglesey
Justine Curgenven
10:08:47
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19-Jul-13
Walney Island
Peter Hart +, Keith Longney
03:21:58
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20-Jun-13
Northern Ireland - I.O.M.
Catriona Woods
08:55:0
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09-Jun-13
Isle of Bute
Brian Turnbull
06:16:00
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05-Jun-13
North Channel
Catriona Woods
04:53:00
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20-May-13
Land's End - John O'Groats
Glyn Brackenbury
32 days
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12-Feb-13
Holy Island, Anglesey
Pete Evans, Steve Miles
05:00:00
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08-Aug-12
Northern Ireland - England
Conor, Murray
21:06:50
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28-Jul-12
Republic of Ireland - Anglesey
B. Fanning,, M. O'Meara
10:22:00
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15-Apr-12
Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
John, Willacy
07:26:00
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