2014-08-23 Oban Sea Kayak Race 2014

The 2014 Oban Sea Kayak Race took place on Saturday 23rd August 2014, with more than 70 paddlers taking part. Covering a distance of 20km, the race circumnavigates the beautiful and rugged Island of , beginning and ending in on Scotland's beautiful west coast.

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My GPS track around the island

 And I even won a prize! IMG_6916

Many thanks to Gus Brydon and Dave Bleazard and all their helpers in running this excellent event in support of the Oban Lifeboat.

See you next year!

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A beautiful Oban morning
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Pre race scrutineering
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour - with Gareth Jones
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour - with Jim Wallis
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour - Kilbowie
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Arrival at the Oban harbour beach.
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour - one of the many safety boats
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Assembling on the water ready for procession into Oban Harbour
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Pre race chats on the beach
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Me changing my cag and getting ready to race. My crutches fit inside the fron hatch! Note: my extended Kayalu GoPro mount.
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More chats and banter as everyone arrives at the beach in Oban
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Definitely lots of banter! Almost certainly aimed at Gareth Jones (out of shot) with Alan Blackburn
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5... 4.... 3.... 2... 1...
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And they are off!
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And off we go!

Best days paddling ever!

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