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.

This is a long crossing with ferry lanes to avoid and significant tidal flows along the coastline at either end, which challenge the best of planning and fitness at the close of a long day.

However it is the sheer distance (over 53 nm) which is the most dominating factor on this one. This route 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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1K1MJohn Willacy11:19:5901-Oct-11Soldiers' PointHowthRockpool TaranYes
2K1MJohn Willacy13:45:0024-Aug-07Dun LaoghairePorth DafarchNelo InukYesPhotosVid
3K1MJim Savege17:00:0022-Jul-06HolyheadDun LaoghaireNelo InukYes
4K1MHarry Whelan?2008HolyheadDun Laoghaire--

4 solo paddlers.


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1TeamBrian Fanning
Mick O'Meara
10:22:0028-Jul-12BrayPorth DafarchRockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
2TeamNick Cunliffe
Justine Curgenven
11:45:0013-May-09Soldiers' PointColiemore Hbr.Valley Nordkapp LV
SKUK Explorer
3TeamSean Cahill
Ciaran Cooke
Don O Brien
13:10:0015-Jul-13Bullock HarbourPort DafarchRockpool Taran
Sipre ?
Kayak Pro Nemo
4TeamBarry Shaw
Harry Whelan
14:34:0025-Aug-03Porth DafarchDun LaoghaireSKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer
5TeamJonny Eldridge
Dan McGonigle
15:48:1610-Aug-20Porth DafarchBullock HarbourRockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran 16
6TeamJohn Chamberlin
Tim Oldrini
16:13:0014-Jun-96Soldiers' PointDun LaoghaireP+H Outlander
P+H Capella
7K2Ray Goodwin /
  Terry Storrey
16:30:00?-?-1996HolyheadDun Laoghaire--
8K2Leo Hoare /
  Olly Sanders
~16:00:00May-2001HolyheadDublinSKUK Triton--
9K2Martin Bell /
  Adam Waller
~18:00:0011-Apr-94Soldier's Point?HowthAleut 2Overnight
10TeamDavid Attenborough
Roger Chandler
Steve Miles
James Stevenson
~19:00:0013-Mar-14Rhoscolyn Dun LaoghaireP+H Quest
SKUK Explorer
Rockpool Taran 16
P+H Cetus
11TeamDave Bland
Nick Gough
Derek Mayes
20:15:0029-Jun-69Dun LaoghaireHolyheadStreamlyte KW7
Streamlyte KW7
Klepper SL5
12K2Mike Alexander
Alan Creedon
~22:00:0015-May-16Porth Dafarch Dun LaoghairePerception Horizon
13TeamGeorge Arnison
Rob Cunliffe
5/6-Aug-02Porth DafarchDun LaoghaireValley Nordkapp HM
P+H Sirius

27 team paddlers in 13 teams

Irish Sea - Anglesey / Dublin
17 completions -- 4 solo + 13 teams -- 31 paddlers in total (4 solo / 27 team)
Verified = GPS record

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