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by PSK
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Mind that propelor
Replies: 117
Views: 15030

Re: Mind that propelor

Terrible.

Wishing you a swift and complete recovery.

JW
by PSK
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Poole Harbour Race 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2086

Re: Poole Harbour Race 2011

From Andy Coomes, PHCC Secretary: Poole Harbour Race 2011 is cancelled for this year The weather has it in for us. Sunday the 18th is a Force 5 gusting Force 6, better than the hurricane of the week before but still too much for racing boats and marquees. New dates for next year will be posted to th...
by PSK
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: To err on the side of caution.
Replies: 12
Views: 1528

Re: To err on the side of caution.

Yes, Aled and myself put on our Big Girl's Blouses (can't wait for the fallout on this one) and retired to the Straits.

Image

Looking at his Blog, I see Will Herman may be made of sterner stuff.

JW
by PSK
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation
Replies: 113
Views: 11354

Re: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation

tg wrote:Hihg onshore wind and rudderless? Anyone ...
No different than any other boat with Hihg (sic) onshore wind and skegless.
by PSK
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

Orange,

As per John's reply - a turn around each bridge, otherwise the course is pretty much the same, though the choice of routes is mostly left up to the individual.

Details are on the Performance Sea Kayak website.

JW
by PSK
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

Er, excuse me! Before we find ourselves a little carried away here, I think we should not overlook the fact that Marcus has neglected to stick to correct protocol by addressing his complaint to myself personally, rather than going through the Menai Challenge Event Committee (and of course by implica...
by PSK
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation
Replies: 113
Views: 11354

Re: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation

It's 52 cm wide, has a full length waterline of 5.5m and needs a rudder to steer. Now, I've been trying to sit this one out but... 52cm wide? well, fair enough. Full length waterline - well that doesn't tell the full story. But whether it is worth trying to explain, I probably think not. Needs a ru...
by PSK
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Poole Harbour Race 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2086

Re: Poole Harbour Race 2011

The race has been postponed due to bad weather:

http://www.phcc.org.uk/activities/harbourrace.htm

Possible alternative date - 18th Sep

JW
by PSK
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation
Replies: 113
Views: 11354

Re: Best kayak for UK circumnavigation

mick m wrote: ...a bomie
A bomie?
by PSK
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Porthcawl rescue
Replies: 28
Views: 1283

Re: Porthcawl rescue

Sorry,
but this one deserves a bump surely? ;-)
by PSK
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thieving
Replies: 12
Views: 1140

Thieving

Aled tipped me to this one:

During their attempt to circumnavigate Denmark, Nick Cunliffe and Ulrika Larson have unfortunately had most their kit stolen:

http://www.greenadventures.se/publik/pa ... 3&wlg_id=1

What can you say?

JW
by PSK
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jim's new Taran^
Replies: 39
Views: 5592

Re: Jim's new Taran

It sounds like you enjoyed yourself, good to hear.

And a chunk off your previous time too, good stuff.

JW
by PSK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jim's new Taran^
Replies: 39
Views: 5592

Re: Jim's new Taran

David A wrote:Did you set the race on fire.
Yes, how did you get on Jim?

JW
by PSK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported

Sorry, missed the UK & Ireland circumnav.

As far as I am aware this one still belongs to Sean Morley:
169 days
September 2004
Kirton C-Trek
Falmouth

Though a little bird tells me that someone, somewhere might be in training for this one...

JW
by PSK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported

80 days start to finish - paddling and rest/bad weather days included. Though Marcus obviously put the miles in; a favourable outlook from the weather gods makes a big difference and can obviously make or break (and has done on more than one occasion) such a trip - as we all know. Good luck with the...
by PSK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Fastest Solo UK circumnavigation unsupported

Marcus Demuth
80 days
Finished July 2010 at Skegness
Boat: Valley Nordkapp

http://www.performanceseakayak.co.uk/Pa ... tiDay.html

JW
by PSK
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Isle of Wight Circumnav
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Isle of Wight Circumnav

Another addition to the Performance Sea Kayak site: Martin Scott has posted a cracking time for the Isle of Wight circumnav in his Epic 18. Unfortunately a little down on Brendan Reese's recent record, but only by 22 minutes over 8 hrs! http://www.performanceseakayak.co.uk/Pages/Circumnav.html http:...
by PSK
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

Latest update on the Challenge: Peak UK have kindly come onboard as a prize sponsor for the Challenge. Everyone who posts a time will be entered into the prize draw for prizes from Peak, Sea Kayaking Cornwall, Summit to Sea and Rockpool - what other excuse do you need? Also, some new times posted by...
by PSK
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Isle of Wight Circumnavigation
Replies: 27
Views: 2912

Re: Isle of Wight Circumnavigation

Scotty, have PM'ed you

JW
by PSK
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

...but it goes to show there is (or was, proabably is) a lot of potential for improving lines to use the flow to best advantage, although the fact that every tide will be slightly different in terms of flow and timings at key points adds a fantastic extra dimension to this challenge! Yes, there is ...
by PSK
Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

Found out yesterday that you do not want to be in the vicinity of the Gallows Point slipway at spring low tide!... loads of gloopy mud to contend with! Yep, you've got to get your start times correct. Pascale, Marcus Demuth and Aled all did today - Marcus set a new fastest time, Pascale pulled out ...
by PSK
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jim's new Taran^
Replies: 39
Views: 5592

Re: Jim's new Taran

If I'm not mistaken, it's holding on a kevlar strip to protect the bow from damage.These are common on downriver race boats... I saw the same of Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan's Tarans, on their round Ireland record - but it puzzled me, as they were going for speed, and we always used to take the prot...
by PSK
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Jim's new Taran^
Replies: 39
Views: 5592

Re: Jim's new Taran

It's nice to see Jim enjoying his new boat in more pleasing conditions.

A slightly newer cag too?
by PSK
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tierra del Fuego Presentation - Marcus Demuth
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Tierra del Fuego Presentation - Marcus Demuth

Marcus Demuth - Tierra del Fuego presentation World renowned expedition sea kayaker (and Menai Challenge paddler!) Marcus Demuth is giving a presentation on his Tierra del Fuego expedition at the Summit to Sea shop (London Road, Valley, Anglesey) on the evening of 10th September, meet at 18:30 for ...
by PSK
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

No, that wasn't metric to imperial confusion that was just growing up in a base 10 rather than base 12 world - I'm not that old you see. I'm also a bit thick at times. Anyway, how do you know that's not all a cunning marketing/publicity ploy to gain attention? It wouldn't go so fast with that extra ...
by PSK
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

Summit to Sea wrote:They say the camera adds 10 pounds,
Are you sure you are not confusing that with kilos?
by PSK
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Dublin Bay Sea Kayak Race
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Dublin Bay Sea Kayak Race

An update from Conor Murray, the organiser of the Dublin Bay Sea Kayak Race: Dublin Bay Sea Kayak Race 2011 Sunday 4th September 12:00 Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, Co Dublin Last year we had 43 people turn out for the first Dublin Bay kayak race (in many years) and this year we hope to make the event on...
by PSK
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Menai Straits Challenge
Replies: 57
Views: 9176

Re: Menai Straits Challenge

I had another shot last night http://angleseypaddling.jalbum.net/Big%20Guns!/slides/IMGP2926.jpg http://angleseypaddling.jalbum.net/Big%20Guns!/slides/IMGP2912.jpg http://angleseypaddling.jalbum.net/Big%20Guns!/ (Valley weather station recorded 28-38mph wind over the whole afternoon) Yes, I can con...
by PSK
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Stuck Skeg^
Replies: 41
Views: 2785

Re: Stuck Skeg

Launch stern first if possible.
by PSK
Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Menai Straits Coaching recommendations.
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Menai Straits Coaching recommendations.

Rog.

Have PM'ed you

JW