Brain Fanning Mick O'Meara Crossing 2012

Crossings: Irish Sea - Anglesey / Dublin

The crossing of the Irish Sea by sea kayak is an impressive undertaking by whichever route; however the line between Dublin and Anglesey is seen as the the Blue Riband route, viewed by many as the ultimate of UK-based crossings.
While this route is reasonably straightforward though long, there are still ferry lanes to avoid and significant tidal flows along the coastline at either end to challenge the best of planning at the close of a long day.
But it is the sheer distance (over 55 nm) which is the most dominating factor on this one. This trip demands good planning, good navigation, determination and a fair dose of self reliance.

Image: Brian Fanning + Mick O'Meara (and Team) 2012 Crossing

Irish Sea - Anglesey / Dublin


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Posn. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Finish Boat Verified Links
1 K1M John Willacy 11:19:59 01-Oct-11 Soldiers' Point Rockpool Taran Yes
2 K1M John Willacy 13:45:00 24-Aug-07 Dun Laoghaire Nelo Inuk Yes Photos Vid
3 K1M Jim Savege 17:00:00 22-Jul-06 Holyhead Nelo Inuk
4 K1M Harry Whelan ? 2008 Holyhead

4 solo paddlers.
Verified = GPS record


Number of Records: 11

Pos. K1W Cat Paddler Elapsed Date Start Finish Boat Verified Links
1 Team Brian Fanning
Mick O'Meara
10:22:00 28-Jul-12 Bray Rockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
2 Team Nick Cunliffe
Justine Curgenven
11:45:00 13-May-09 Soldiers' Point Valley Nordkapp LV
SKUK Explorer
3 Team Sean Cahill
Ciaran Cooke
Don O Brien
13:10:00 15-Jul-13 Bullock Harbour Rockpool Taran
Sipre ?
Kayak Pro Nemo
4 Team Barry Shaw
Harry Whelan
14:34:00 25-Aug-03 Porth Dafarch SKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
5 Team John Chamberlin
Tim Oldrini
16:13:00 14-Jun-96 Soldiers' Point P+H Outlander
P+H Capella
6 K2 Ray Goodwin/
Terry Storrey
16:30:00 ?-?-1996 Holyhead
7 K2 Leo Hoare/
Olly Sanders
~16:00:00 May-2001 Holyhead SKUK Triton
8 Team David Attenborough
Roger Chandler
Steve Miles
James Stevenson
~19:00:00 13-Mar-14 Rhoscolyn P+H Quest
SKUK Explorer
Rockpool Taran 16
P+H Cetus
Yes Blog
9 Team Dave Bland
Nick Gough
Derek Mayes
20:15:00 29-Jun-69 Dun Laoghaire Streamlyte KW7
Streamlyte KW7
Klepper SL5
10 K2 Mike Alexander/
Alan Creedon
~22:00:00 15-May-16 Porth Dafarch Perception Horizon Blog
11 Team George Arnison
Rob Cunliffe
5/6-Aug-02 Porth Dafarch Valley Nordkapp HM
P+H Sirius

26 team paddlers in 11 teams
Verified = GPS record

Irish Sea - Anglesey / Dublin
15 completions -- 4 solo + 11 teams -- 30 paddlers in total (4 solo / 26 team)

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Records returned: 15 (4+11)

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