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Crossings: Isle of Man / Scotland

Situated in the middle of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man seems tailor made as a target for a sea kayak crossing. Situated at the confluence of the tides that flood the Irish Sea from both the South and the North, the Isle of Man crossing can make for some sneaky planning.The 3 main routes give differing distances with Burrow Head at 16 nm, St Bees at 27 nm and Anglesey the longest at 39 nm - something for everyone! So the shortest route, between the Isle of Man and Scotland, is a frequent choice for those looking to make their first open crossings.
We know many more have completed this crossing but unfortunately we don't have the details - let us know if you do.

Image: Sunrise heading towards Scotland (Keirron Tastagh)


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Isle of Man - Scotland

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31 km
Prevailing direction: S >> N

Solo


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1K1MJohn Willacy03:34:0430-Apr-14Point of AyreIsle of WhithornRockpool TaranYes
2K1MJohn Willacy03:40:2529-Apr-14Isle of WhithornPoint of AyreRockpool TaranYes
3K1MKeirron Tastagh~03:59:0021-Feb-18Point of AyreIsle of WhithornSKUK Explorer--

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



Teams


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Posn.CatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
1TeamSam Murphy
Keirron Tastagh
George Shaw
04:00:0031-Aug-10Point of AyreIsle of WhithornSKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer

--Blog
2TeamSam Murphy
Keirron Tastagh
George Shaw
04:30:00?31-Aug-10Point of AyreIsle of WhithornSKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer

--Blog
3TeamKeirron Tastagh
Kim Tastagh
George Shaw
~06:00:0013-Mar-14Point of AyreLuce BaySKUK Explorer
SKUK Explorer

--Blog

9 team paddlers in 3 teams



Various



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CatPaddlerElapsedDateStartFinishBoatVerifiedNoteLink1
Team K2Nick Beighton /
Ian O'Grady
Adam Harmer /
Tori James
05:30:00*02-Jun-2014Point of AyreIsle of WhithornValley Aleut II

Valley Aleut II

--EscortLink


4 paddlers in 1 teams

Notes




Comments


Nick Beighton / Ian O'Grady et al. (02-Jun-2014)
The Beeline Team completed this crossing in double kayaks as part of an ambitous journey taking a straightline (land and water) from Land's End to John O'Groats.
Sam Murphy / Keirron Tastagh et al. (31-Aug-10)
Return journey completed on the same day.



Isle of Man - Scotland
7 completions -- 3 solo + 3 team + 1 escorted
16 paddlers in total (3 solo / 9 team / 4 escorted

Route Distance: ~17 nm / 31 km
Prevailing direction: S >> N
Recorded Start Points: