The 7 Kingdoms: Isle of Man Adventure Race
Saturday 15th September 2018
Competitors race a 40km journey through spectacular Manx countryside and coastline, trail running and mountain biking, completing special stages along the way. (Although competitors may well get wet, there is NO swim stage.)
Each bi-annual race has a different route, kept secret until competitors pick up their guide book and map the night before. Basic navigation is required to follow the unmarked route, dibbing into checkpoints along the way.
Embrace the freedom of adventure racing, the excitement, the minimum of rules and maximum fun! The fastest team (pairs & solo) to complete the route safely, wins. Entries open January 2018.
Entry £60 per person, includes race pack, vest, food at finish & free camping.
The 7 Kingdoms: Isle of Man Orienteering Championship
Saturday 16th September 2017
Competitors race on foot to reach as many checkpoints as possible, and return to the Finish, in the allocated time. Test your map reading and cross-country running skills, finding various checkpoints by using only a compass and topographical map.
The event runs over 2 days, with the Championship on Saturday afternoon, the competitor at the finish with the most accumulated points, wins! A new location is scheduled for the Sunday morning special. Entries open Easter 2017.
Full weekend packages including travel and accommodation available through Steam Packet Holidays.
“You don’t have to be wet and miserable to be a sport”
The Seven Kingdoms: Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium
23rd & 24th September 2017
International Training Weekend – explore the island’s Tidal Races and Overfalls.
Skills development classes with professional coaches: advanced water skills, moving water skills, incident avoidance & management, adapting skills for conditions, navigation on land & sea. £130 per person to include the Saturday evening meal.
British Canoeing 4 Star leadership training, £150. (5 Star leader training on request).
18th to 21st September, 4 days progressive challenging sea kayak skills training, using the sea conditions on each day to best enhance your learning. Self catering £320 or £435 to include the International Training Weekend.
Launched in 2003 to promote the Isle of Man as a sea kayaking destination, our annual Symposium attracts kayakers from all over the world. Also home of the 115km Race, the Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium has been supported by Nigel Dennis and the SKUK network of coaches since the beginning.
‘Symposium’ literally means “meeting and drinking” originally referred to a drinking party (the Greek verb sympotein means “to drink together”)
Timed for the Autumnal Equinox, largest tides of the year…