by Giles Hudson Matt Parton and Giles Hudson set a new record for the Team Circumnav of the Isle of Wight on 21 Sep 20 as they paddled around the island in 8 hrs and 22 mins. ( Isle of Wight Records ) Here Giles tells of the trip. Ten years ago in January saw …
by James Doherty I like the first push of the paddle, the tug as the land lets go. A lot of good things have started this way. This 3 hours distance challenge is a last training kick for a circumnavigation of the IOW during big springs in two weeks time. Snuggled up to Hurst spit …
Different Boat, Different Direction. I like the whole Performance Sea Kayaking lark, you may have noticed. It encompasses such a wide range of paddling – Circumnavs, Crossings, Multi-Day Expeds, Challenge Paddles and so on. It doesn’t really matter what you do or how you do it – just stay safe and push your own limits. …
by John Willacy
The circumnavigation of Wales is an interesting paddling adventure. It brings more to the expedition table: coastline, canals and rivers. There’s even a tidal bore – if you get your timing right.
by Bryan Dickinson
Very soon after I began kayaking I remember chatting to Eila Wilkinson about her record attempts at circumnavigating Anglesey in a day. As a beginner to kayaking, the idea of paddling almost 125km seemed incredible, but as my experience widened, and knowledge of tidal planning increased, it no longer seemed impossible, the idea took hold, and it became one of those items on the ‘bucket list’.
Link to an ebook of the trip, by Sam Crowley.
PDF article from Canoeist Magazine – with kind permission of Stuart Fisher.
by Barry Shaw
Early in the year (2003) I decided I would like to try a circumnavigation of Anglesey in one hit, only thing was where to start from as there were so many different options available. I decided to do it on a 10 metre tide [Liverpool]
to get as much tidal assistance as possible and after a few workings out chose Borthwen at Rhoscolyn as my starting point.
by Norbert Ziobr
Skye is a great distance to paddle around. It is about 125 nm and requires taking a straight line between the headlands.
From my experience I know that it is possible to cover this distance, but only with exceptionally good weather.
I decided to spend a little bit of time to get to know each of the headlands…
by John Willacy
“Well, I don’t think I’ll be doing that again”, and this time I meant what I said…
Back in the autumn of 2005, I completed the circumnavigation of Anglesey by sea kayak in a time of 11:30. It was a long day and I remember saying, as we walked back up the beach, that I would not be doing that again in a hurry. I also remember thinking on the journey home, that there was 30-40 minutes to come off the time. It was a figure that was to stick in the back of my mind for the following year.