Crossings: Isle of Man / England

Situated in the centre of the Irish Sea the Isle of Man is a perfect draw for many a sea kayaker. It's positioning means it can often be seen from many places on the surrounding mainland on a clear day. It also means that the tidal flows from both north and south meet around the island, requiring some good planning to make the trip. The island also provides fantastic coastline, demanding tide races and plenty of wildlife, including Basking Sharks.
The route from England is usually started from St Bees in Cumbria.

Image: Jim Krawiecki and Sean Jesson (Jim Krawiecki)

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Isle of Man - England


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Posn. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Finish Boat Note Links
1 K1M John Willacy 04:41:22 11-Jul-14 Point of Ayre St Bees Rockpool Taran
2 K1M John Willacy 05:46:14 10-Jul-14 St Bees Point of Ayre Rockpool Taran
3 K1M Martin Whitmill 10:00:00? 15-Aug-10 St Bees ? P+H Capella Link1

3 paddlers.


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Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Finish Boat Note Links
1 K2 Sean Jesson/
Jim Krawiecki
06:15:00 10-May-08 St Bees Maughold Head Valley Aleut II Blog Blog
2 Team Andy Merrick
George Shaw
Daniel Shimmin
06:47:00 04-Jun-18 Point of Ayre St Bees SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
Rockpool Taran
3 Team Alistair Hornsby
Brennan Waller
07:33:01 03-Jul-18 St Bees Ramsey Zegul Velocity
Rockpool Taran
4 Team Mike Douglas
Rob Hitchmough
09:15:00 25-Jun-10 St Bees Maughold Head Tiderace Xcite
P+H Quest LV

9 paddlers in 4 teams.

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Isle of Man - England

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