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Canoeing around Britain by Colin Skeath and Davis Gould-Duff

Colin Skeath and Davis Gould-Duff have just completed an incredible voyage canoeing around Britain. They finished on 25th July 2017 at Strontian after completing the circumnavigation by paddling and sailing their canoe an estimated 2100 miles, clockwise.

The pair paddled over 86 days and completed several challenging crossings including Wales to Northern Ireland.

“I enjoyed 90% of the trip, 10% was just real hard work. It was quite exciting at times.” He added, “It has never been done in an open canoe.”

Mr Skeath said he and Mr Gould-Duff, 25, from Limerick in Ireland, had had the, “Odd tiff but generally it was fantastic, he was a solid partner in a boat.” The team used a Swift Temagemi open canoe for the challenge and were raising money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.

Canoeing around Britain

The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families. Colin and Davis have decided to use their Canoe around Britain challenge as a way of raising money for this fantastic cause.​​​

You can donate with this link here

“The circumnavigation was physically and mentally challenging especially the big crossings (10 over 40 miles) where one poor decision could leave you in a bad predicament. The real achievement on this trip though, is letting people see what an open canoe is capable of.

“We met some fantastic people on our journey and I am so grateful for the support we received on the way.”

About thepaddlerezine (654 Articles)
Editor of The Paddler magazine and Publisher of Stand Up Paddle Mag UK.

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