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Crossings: St Kilda

Saint Kilda is a small and isolated group of four islands lying nearly 40 nm west of the the Outer Hebrides. The limited size and isolation meant that on St Kilda it was increasingly hard to maintain a viable living and in 1930 the final inhabitants were to evacuate to the mainland. This left the islands to be sold and later passed onto the National Trust, they are now known for their bird-life.

From the sea kayaking point of view this crossing is a committing trip, with few 'Plan B' options. St Kilda is a long way out and a small target to aim for. It has been undertaken a number of times over the years, the first crossing as far back as 1965 possibly.


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St Kilda

Route Distance: ~43 nm / 80 km
Prevailing direction: E >> W

Solo


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1K1MAdrian Tyrrell09:30:0027-Sep-92Hosta Beach
North Uist
Village Bay
Hirta
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2K1MNorbert Ziober10:13:1524-Aug-21Hosta Beach
North Uist
Village Bay
Hirta
Rockpool TaranYes
3K1MGiles Trussell10:33:0007-Jun-18Village Bay
Hirta
Hougharry
North Uist
P+H Cetus HVYes
4K1MGiles Trussell2 days05-Jun-18Hougharry
North Uist
Village Bay
Hirta
P+H Cetus HVYes

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



Teams


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Posn.CatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1TeamEurion Brown
Alex Wainwright
11:36:0020-Jun-14Village BayHougharry
North Uist
P+H Cetus HV
Tiderace Xcite S
Yes
2TeamEurion Brown
Alex Wainwright
12:20:0017-Jun-14Hougharry
North Uist
Village Bay
Hirta
P+H Cetus HV
Tiderace Xcite S
Yes
3TeamMichal Madera
Natalie Maderova
13:41:0015-Jun-15HougharryVillage BayTiderace Pace 17 Tour
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour
--Blog
4K2Anne Gow /
Hamish Gow
1965

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8 team paddlers in 4 teams



Various



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CatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
K1MDave Clement?06-Jun-12Scolpaig, North UistVillage Bay, Hirta
--EscortArticle
K2Dolina Swanson /
Christine Stewart
~14:00:0006-Jun-12Scolpaig, North UistVillage Bay

--EscortArticle


3 paddlers in 2 teams

Notes




Comments


Dave Clement : (06-Jun-12)
Details taken from a news article - The Herald
Dolina Swanson / Christine Stewart et al. (06-Jun-12)
Escort Boat
Giles Trussell : (07-Jun-18)
A 4 day round trip - 2 days out via Monach Islands and then a single day return



St Kilda
10 completions -- 4 solo + 4 team + 2 escorted
15 paddlers in total (4 solo / 8 team / 3 escorted

Route Distance: ~43 nm / 80 km
Prevailing direction: E >> W
Recorded Start Points: