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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

For technical reasons, this year's Challenge has been postponed.

Check back here for a revised date. The rescheduling does not affect the 2017 Oban Sea Kayak, which will take place as planned on Saturday 26th August 2017.

Welcome to our race!

The 2017 Oban Sea Kayak Race takes place on Saturday 26th August 2017 (UK Summer Bank Holiday weekend excl Scotland) with a 1pm start.

The 2016 race - held in totally calm warm conditions - saw a fantastic mix of single and double sea kayaks, sea kayak teams and a new performance race category including ocean surf ski. 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 exposed waters, but one that makes for a memorable and fun event.

All proceeds from Oban Sea Kayak Race and the Lismore Challenge are in aid of Oban Lifeboat. We are pleased to announce that the 2016 races raised an amazing £2000 for the Oban Lifeboat Station. We would like to thank all kayakers and sponsors who helped make these events so successful and for contributing to the final sum of money raised.

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun!



Registration for this year's Race is now open for entries. Click below for details and online registration.

Click here to register


Race rules

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


Read more: Rules



Read about the Race Categories and Prizes for the Race.



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