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Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun. 2016 winner Mark Ressel

Oban Sea Kayak Race

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun

Lismore Kayak Challenge: Ganavan to Lismore Light and backThe Lismore Kayak Challenge

To the Lighthouse and Back! Saturday 28th May 2016 1pm
(UK Spring Bank Holiday weekend)
18km of adrenaline from Ganavan Beach out to Lismore Lighthouse and back!

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Welcome to our race!

The 2016 Oban Sea Kayak Race took place on Saturday 27th August 2016, with nearly 50 paddlers taking part. You can read the Race Results here.

This year's race - in totally calm warm conditions totally unlike 2015! - saw a fantastic mix of single and double sea kayaks, sea kayak teams and the continued growth in ocean surf skis. Read more about the Race Categories and Team Trophy. Covering a distance of 20km, the race circumnavigated the beautiful and rugged Island of Kerrera, beginning and ending at Oban on Scotland's beautiful west coast. It's a demanding route, through remote and often exposed waters, but one that makes for a memorable and fun event.

All proceeds from Oban Sea Kayak Race are in aid of Oban Lifeboat. We'll report the total raised at this year's race shortly, many thanks to all who helped in raising money for this cause.

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun!



This year's race is over, but you can still sign up to hear about future Oban Sea Kayak Races.


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Race rules

Safety is our top priority and you'll need to follow the race rules to enter. Click below for details.


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Read about the Race Categories and Prizes for the Race.



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