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Circumnavigations: Isle of Bute

Guarding the entrance to the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Bute provides an island destination which is easily accessible to many but gives a more remote feel. Bute also offers relative shelter and a short circular route for those looking to hone their circumnavigation planning skills. Though the island is a regular circumnavigation destination, the lack of records here reflects a need for more info rather than a reflection on the numbers of paddlers who have completed this trip.

 



Isle of Bute

Route Distance: ~31 nm / 57 km
Prevailing direction: CW

Solo


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateBoatVerifiedNoteLink1Dir
1K1MJohn Willacy05:33:5919-Apr-14Rockpool TaranYesCW
2K1MBrian Turnbull06:15:5809-Jun-13Rockpool TaranYesCW
3K1M_SkiGraham Bell06:59:3201-Jul-21Think Six skiYesCW
4K1MJohn Niven07:53:4230-Jul-19NDK Explorer HVYesCW
5K1MIan Cooke08:03:1615-Aug-20Rockpool TaranYesCCW

5 solo paddlers.
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter-clockwise



Teams


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Posn.CatPaddlerElapsedDateBoatVerifiedNoteLink1Dir
1TeamPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
06:46:0213-Nov-21Rockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran 16
YesCW
2TeamRichard Peevor
Kamala Sen
08:31:1111-Jun-16SKUK Explorer HV
Valley Nordkapp LV
YesCW
3TeamDean Dunbar
Allistair Swinsco
08:54:4627-Aug-16SUP
SUP
YesCW
4TeamPaul Edmonson
Malcolm Stubbs
3 days17-Feb-13Perception Essence
Perception Essence
--SailPhotos

8 team paddlers in 4 teams



Comments


Dean Dunbar / Allistair Swinsco et al. (27-Aug-16)
Stand up paddleboarding non-stop round Bute. Dean Dunbar is registered blind
Paul Edmonson / Malcolm Stubbs et al. (17-Feb-13)
Paul and Malcolm used Flat Earth sails.
Brian Turnbull : (09-Jun-13)
From Brian: "It would have been a shame to waste this settled spell so I went for a bit of a jolly over to Bute at the weekend and had a go a getting round it fairly quickly. I couldn't help being distracted by the big mountains of Arran as I paddled up the left side of Bute, might have to go back over and take a closer look at that one..."



Isle of Bute
9 completions -- 5 solo + 4 team + 0 escorted
13 paddlers in total (5 solo / 8 team / 0 escorted

Route Distance: ~31 nm / 57 km
Prevailing direction: CW
Recorded Start Points: