The inaugural Falmouth Kayakathon will take place on 14th June 2015. Starting at Gyllyngvase Beach, Two exciting events shall be running from this amazing location. The first is a competitive 18 mile return route to Gul Rock passing beautiful stretches of the Cornish coastline. The second event is a non-competitive event aimed at various craft from sit on tops, Kayaks and Stand up paddle boards Journeying down to the iconic Helford River stopping at Trebah beach and returning to Gyllynvase Beach Totalling an 10 mile route. We expect to have one hundred paddlers paddle the Cornish coastline with the aim of raising £30’000 for their chosen charity’s.
The event will start at Gyllyngvase beach and paddle towards Pendennis Point across the Carrick roads towards St Anthony’s light house and direct towards the iconic Gul rock and return to the finish line at Gyllynvase Beach.
Please be aware, although on paper this paddle my look easy, it is not for the faint at heart, wind and tides will challenge even the most experienced paddlers.
Importantly this is a race and those wishing to take part should be experienced and possess the appropriate skills to paddle the distance and be proficient at self-rescue and be able to swim fifty meters wearing a buoyancy aid .The minimum requirement to take part in this event is a BCU 3*Sea or equivalent experience.
There will be Separate classes of entry
- 16ft – 18ft
- 18ft – 20ft
Non Competitive Event
Alongside the Falmouth Kayakathon Race , there will be a shorter paddle conducted as a group also leaving from Gyllyngvase beach heading south the towards the picturesque Helford river and stopping halfway at the historic Trebah gardens beach and returning back to Gyllyngvase beach for a BBQ ! The requirement is that you have some experience needed for entry and also the physical ability to complete the 10 mile round trip.