Welcome to Performance Sea Kayak
The Performance Sea Kayak web-site displays various UK + Ireland based sea kayak achievements.
While we aim to record those who are currently pushing the hardest, showing those who are stretching the boundaries and laying down a gauntlet... it's not all about records.
We want to recognise the undertakings of those who are out to push their own limits. These paddlers are doing it for the personal challenge, to see what they are made of, or even just for a bit of a laugh. Hopefully some of what you find here may spark ideas and sow seeds of inspiration for more paddling dreams.
Planning, preparing and training for these events is a journey in itself; with paddlers improving fitness and technique as well as gaining new skills and knowledge along the way. A paddler will learn as much about themselves as they will about the trip they undertake.
You may be impressed by the fitness, endurance and down right doggedness of some the feats undertaken here, but you don't have to set a record in order to gain the rewards; the sense of achievement in just overcoming the challenge can remain with you for a long, long time. Don't do it for anyone else, just do it for yourself.
The sea is a dangerous environment. Open water paddling carries very significant risks. Before you set out you need to undertake a realistic assessment of your skills and abilities.
Do not go if you have any doubts whatsoever that you can complete in safety.
Read the Safety Page.
The PSK Journal
New! The PSK Journal - articles that may interest those of the Performance Sea Kayaking ilk.
The PSK pages can now be searched: most popular kayak, fastest paddler, a full list of PSK names and boats, or just the details on a specific route - it's all there...
PSK Search Pages
PSK Trip Calculator
The PSK Trip Calculator -- A planning utility designed to assist in calculating figures required for record attempts.