2015 The Skis

 

The Ocean Ski event is the first of 2 crossings we have planned for 2015, the weather was perfect. A brisk south westerly force 5-6 had been picking up the swell all night, leaving a 2-3 meter westerly swell.

After an eventful passage out to the Scilly’s in the morning, the athletes on the world famous Scillonian III and the safety crews battling wind over tide in an flotilla of smaller boats, a trip which included do we don’t we pull the pin and cancel the event due to the safety boats not being able to reach the Islands, we converged on the quayside in Hugh Town.

Due to several “island time” delays the crews sorted themselves out and into the water, the 2 single skis and the girls doubles got underway 1.24pm, just under half and hour behind schedule. The two mens double crews left at 1.44pm and brought up the rear of the group as we paddled out into the Celtic Sea.

Double Skis

Katie Fielder & Keia Wardman (Cornwall)

Stan Missen & John Elliot(Cornwall)

Willem Prinslow (South Africa) & Martin Fleet(Cornwall)

Single Skis

John O’Grady (Jersey)

Scott Cuthbertson (Wales)

By the time the paddlers got out onto the water the wind had settled down to a steady force 4-5, still blowing from the South West. The swell remained in the 2-3 meter range and was pushing up from the South a little more than we had hoped but with a little zig zagging the crews managed to use both these natural aids and made steady progress out in to the channel.
As expected the mens doubles moved up through the field and arrived at Sennen first with Stan Missen & John Elliot becoming overall winners of the first Celtic Crossing, closely followed by Willem Prinslow and Martin Fleet in the second double ski. Scott Cuthbertson lead John O’Grady home in the single skis and bringing up the rear was the performance of the day from Katie Fielder and Keia Wardman the girls double crew. At 16 and 15 years old respectively they became the youngest people to have ever completed the Celtic Crossing.

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THE ATHLETES

John Elliot

2015 Double Crew

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John Elliot

Stan Missen

2015 Double Crew

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Stan Missen

Scot Cuthbertson

2015 Single Crew

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Scot Cuthbertson

Willem Prinslow

2015 Double Crew

Willem Prinslow

Martin Fleet

2015 Double Crew

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Martin Fleet

John O'Grady

2015 Single Crew

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John O'Grady

Katie Fielder

2015 Double Crew

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Katie Fielder

Keia Wardman

2015 Double Crew

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Keia Wardman

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