• THE CELTIC CROSSING

  • Europe’s toughest Open Ocean Paddle Race

  • Are you ready for the challange?

  • September 16th 2017

October 21st

The Celtic Crossing is more than just an event it is an experience of a life time. Nothing can truly prepare you for looking at a distant horizon and paddling toward it for 3hrs before seeing glimpses of land for the first time. The Crossing is a multi day event giving you time to marvel at the stunning coastlines of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.

Now in its third year the Celtic Crossing continues to draw attention world wide. This years event was originally due to run on September 16th. However, due to adverse weather conditions on that weekend have forced the event to be re-scheduled to the 21st of October. Once again, all paddle disciplines will cross at the same time; these will include single and double ski, V6 Outrigger, OC1 & 2, SUP and prone paddle boards.

Event Information

In a move to make the event more accessible a two person relay option will be available for SUP, prone boards, Skis and OC1 & 2. Due to the availability to bigger escort boats teams will be restricted to using only one craft per team. Similarly two person craft will have relay teams and therefore will be four person teams.

 

The Celtic Crossing is more than just an event it is an experience of a life time. Nothing can truly prepare you for looking at a distant horizon and paddling toward it for 3hrs before seeing glimpses of land for the first time. The Crossing is a multi day event giving you time to marvel at the stunning coastlines of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles.

To ensure we have the best chance at running the Crossing paddlers and escort crews must be flexible. While the event date is scheduled for Saturday the 21st Sunday the 22nd will be used as a backup date if needed; only under extreme forecasts will we move the date forward to Friday. It is therefore vital that contact information is not only correct but frequently checked in the lead up to the event.

Paddlers will be given an update on conditions seven days out from the event; further updates will be confirmed on the Wednesday prior to the Crossing.

* accommodation allows provision for a delayed start on the Sunday

Due to limited availability of accommodation over on the Scillys we must block book beds – to secure your place in this year’s Celtic Crossing 50% deposit must be provided by the June 23rd deadline and remaining balance due September 1st (no tickets will be issued with full payment prior to departure).

Unfortunately due to the large front end costs and labour involved organising the event refunds cannot be offered.

If you would like to enter the event and take care of all aspects of securing accommodation, transport and escort boats please contact us directly at glenn@oceansportuk.com

Key Event Dates

Key dates and Times before Race day:

June 23rd Entry deadline (50% deposit)

September 1st full payment of remaining entry fee

Event postponed too:

October 20th – Athlete & remaining craft transport to Scillys leaving Penzance 0800
(approx – final details will be sent nearer event)

October 20th Race briefing (on Scillys) at 6pm

 

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The 2016 Celtic Crossing


The 2016 Celtic Crossing suffered a series of major mechanical and weather related set backs which ultimately ended up in the event being run for just 2 teams. The fact these teams had got this far showed their determination to complete the challenge.

The last minute schedule change gave the teams their opportunity to complete the crossing in what turned out to be near perfect conditions. Escorted by pods of dolphins and flocks of sea birds they paddled across the 50kms of open water from Scillys to Sennen to complete the 2016 event.


 

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