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Crossings: Isle of Man / Northern Ireland

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.
In recent times this has become an increasingly popular crossing as paddlers use this route as a crossing to Northern Ireland as part of their UK Circumnavigation route.

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Isle of Man - Northern Ireland


Individuals


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Posn. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Finish Boat Verified Links
1 K1M George Shaw 06:35:00 03-Jun-13 Peel Kearney Point SKUK Explorer Yes
2 K1M John Willacy 07:26:00 15-Apr-12 Niarbyl Kearney Rockpool Taran Yes Blog Photos
3 K1M George Shaw 07:53:00 04-Jun-13 Kearney Point Peel SKUK Explorer Yes
4 K1M Paddy O'Donovan 08:10:00 01-Jun-10 Ardglass Peel Sipre Tintorera Yes
5(1) K1W Catriona Woods 08:55:00 20-Jun-2013 Knockinelder Bay Peel Valley Nordkapp LV Yes
6 K1M Sean Morley ~09:30:00 02-May-04 Peel Ardglass Kirton C-Trek Yes Link1
7 K1M Joe Leach ? 15-May-2012 Port St Mary Ardglass Rockpool Taran Yes Blog

7 paddlers.

Teams


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Pos. Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Finish Boat Verified Links
1 Team Natalie Maderova
Michal Madera
11:00:00 May-2012 Port Erin Ballyquintin Point Tiderace Xplore
Tiderace Xplore
Yes Link1
2 Team Claire Hughes
Connor Murray
11:30:00 22-May-2010 Kearney Peel Valley Nordkapp
SKUK Explorer
Yes
3 Team Claire Hughes
Connor Murray
14:25:00 23-May-2010 Peel Kearney Valley Nordkapp
SKUK Explorer
Yes
4 Team Phil Clegg
Barry Shaw
Harry Whelan
? 2005 ? ? SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
Yes

9 paddlers in 4 teams.

Verified = recorded GPS Track
Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
11 completions (7 solo + 4 teams) -- 16 paddlers in total (7 solo / 9 team)

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