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Welcome to our race!

The 2019 Oban Sea Kayak Race takes place on Saturday 24th August 2019 (UK Summer Bank Holiday weekend excl Scotland) with a 1pm start.

The 2018 race saw a fantastic mix of single and double sea kayaks, sea kayak teams and the now well established 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 would like to thank all kayakers and sponsors who helped make these events so successful and for contributing to the significant money raised for this good cause.

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun

Oban Sea Kayak Race - 20km of sheer fun!



Online registration has now closed; you can register in person at Kilbowie by 10am on Race day.

Registration details


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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