Circumnavigations: Hayling Island

Hayling Island, along with its close neighbour - Portsea Island, seems tailor made as an introduction to the world of island circumnavigations. A relatively short round trip, it still incorporates the necessity of tidal planning in order to set a good time, or to avoid a muddy walk! For a real challenge try for the double - Portsea and Hayling combined!

Though part of this trip is within the more sheltered waters of Langstone and Chichester Harbours, it is also fully exposed along the south coast of the island, please read the thoughts on safety: Safety - Info Page

Note: If you stop short, your time will be adjusted accordingly.

Hayling Island

Route Distance: ~11 nm / 20 km
Prevailing direction: CCW


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1K1M_SkiBrendan Reese01:57:5017-Sep-21Knysna G40CCWYes
2K1M_SkiAde Butt02:00:4531-May-17Fenn Ski?CWYes
3K1MJohn Willacy02:00:5612-Sep-21Rockpool Taran 18CWYes
4K1MGiles Hudson02:01:0318-Oct-20Rockpool Taran 18CCWYes
5K1M_SkiRichard Kent02:01:3031-May-17Fenn Ski??--
6K1MPaul Krysik02:01:3324-Nov-14Rockpool Taran 18CCWYes
7K1M_SkiGuy Holmes02:03:2031-May-17Fenn Ski?CW--
8K1MBrendan Reese02:05:5321-Apr-11Nelo InukCWYes
9K1MMatt Parton02:06:1718-Oct-20Tiderace Pace 17 TourCCWYes
10K1M_SkiPaul Krysik02:06:38 08-Jun-14Epic V10 SportCCW--
11K1MMark Spruce02:09:1808-Jun-20Rockpool Taran 18CCWYes
12K1MTom Turcan02:12:2120-Sep-20Rockpool Taran 16CCWYes
13K1MJon Needham02:14:3314-May-22Rockpool Taran 18CWYes
14K1MJon Needham02:15:4402-May-22Rockpool Taran 18CCWYes
15K1M_SkiSimon Waller02:16:4831-Mar-21Pyranha Octane RMCWYes
16K1MJon Needham02:17:3118-Apr-22Rockpool Taran 18CWYes
17K1MPaul Krysik02:21:5607-Jul-13Eclipse CirrusCCWYes
18K1MJon Needham02:24:4403-Apr-22Rockpool Taran 18CCWYes
19K1MFred Curtin-Sewell02:47:0824-Aug-21Perception Essence 16CWYes
20K1MPhil Smith04:09:3125-Dec-21CWYes

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


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1K2 SkiMark Spruce /
Fred Taylor

2TeamFred Curtin-Sewell
Phil Smith
02:30:2318-Nov-21Valley Nordkapp
Rockpool GT
3TeamBen Cowans
Fred Curtin-Sewell
Peter Miller
Phil Smith
03:07:2825-Apr-22Perception Essence 17
Valley Nordkapp
Perception Essence 16
P+H Scorpio MV
3TeamBen Cowans
(+ various) '
04:31:5630-Apr-22Perception Essence 17

5TeamPhil Smith
Simon Waller

6TeamPhil Smith
Simon Waller
04:00:0402-Jan-21Perception Essence 17

7TeamPaul Barrett
Rhys Hunt

8TeamPhil Smith
(+ group) ...
04:21:0606-Sep-21Perception Essence 16

CWLeading groupYes
9TeamFred Curtin-Sewell
Ben Cowans
04:41:4022-Aug-21Perception Essence 16
Perception Essence 16
10TeamPhil Smith
(+ group) ...
04:51:3819-Sep-21Perception Essence 16

CWLeading groupYes
11TeamFred Curtin-Sewell
(+ various) '
05:02:1315-Sep-19Perception Essence 16

24 team paddlers in 11 teams


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TeamFred Curtin-Sewell
Ben Cowans
Phil Smith
tbc tbc
04:30:0018-Oct-21P+H Delphin


4 paddlers in 1 teams

Notes: Various

Fred Curtin-Sewell : (18-Oct-21) / Ben Cowans et al.


Paul Barrett / Rhys Hunt et al. (23-Apr-22)
Part of a lap of Hayling, paddle the length of Hampshire and lap Brownsea - 2 days
Ben Cowans / Fred Curtin-Sewell et al. (25-Apr-22)
Part of a double lap of Portsea and Hayling together
Ben Cowans / (+ various) _ et al. (30-Apr-22)
With an unnamed team
Fred Curtin-Sewell / (+ various) _ et al. (15-Sep-19)
Leading a guided trip.
Fred Curtin-Sewell / Ben Cowans et al. (22-Aug-21)
Leading a guided trip.
Fred Curtin-Sewell / Ben Cowans et al. (18-Oct-21)
Leading a guided trip.
Brendan Reese : (21-Apr-11)
This time was set during a training run by Brendan during his preparation for a successful attempt on the Isle of Wight record later in the year.
Phil Smith / (+ group) ... et al. (06-Sep-21)
Leading a guided trip.
Phil Smith / (+ group) ... et al. (19-Sep-21)
Leading a guided trip.

Hayling Island
32 completions -- 20 solo + 11 team + 1 escorted
48 paddlers in total (20 solo / 24 team / 4 escorted

Route Distance: ~11 nm / 20 km
Prevailing direction: CCW
Recorded Start Points:
    • Beachlands (1)
    • Dell Quay (1)
    • East Witering (1)
    • Eastoke (9)
    • Ferry Road (2)
    • Golf Course (3)
    • Hayling Bay (1)
    • Hayling Ferry Dock (1)
    • Inn on the Beach (7)
    • South Hayling (3)
    • West Itchenor (1)
    • Winner Bank (1)
    • Winner Bank? (1)

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