Harry Whelan from London and Jeff Allen from Cornwall completed the fastest recorded circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak – an incredible 25 days.
They spent their last few days of their adventure paddling constantly for over 250Km in 36 hours to reach Ardmore, Waterford – their final destination. Amazingly, even though they were delayed by one day due to poor wind conditions and extreme tiredness, they were still fast enough to knock 8 days off the previous record of 33 days, set by Mick O’Meara and Dermot Blout.
Experienced kayakers Harry and Jeff left on the 22nd April; their trip is also raising funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Action.s.
During their adventure Jeff and Harry have been paddling though particularly unfavourable weather conditions – strong head winds, large swells and also had to deal with hypothermia, hallucinations, infected hands, no sleep and getting robbed.Discuss This In Our Sea Kayaking Forum