Round Hayling Kayak Event

Kayaks set off from Hayling RNLI Station

On Sunday 16 September the Round Hayling Kayak Event, organised in partnership between Hampshire Fire and Rescue
( Havant and East Hants – Group South ) and Hayling RNLI station attracted over 20 competitors who enjoyed fine weather and calm seas for their adventure.

The kayaks, accompanied by rescue boats crewed by Hayling RNLI members, set off from the Hayling RNLI Lifeboat station en route for their first stop at Langstone SC. In the reasonable conditions they made this stop and then continued through Langstone Harbour and out into Hayling Bay where they met more challenge in terms of wave action. Undaunted they made it to the second ‘watering hole’ at the Inn on the Beach. Leaving there they then went along the seafront, round Eastoke Point and arrived back at the RNLI Station tired but happy to complete their journey.

The purpose of the event was to raise  funds  for the Firefighters Charity and the Hayling RNLI Station and it looks like the brave kayakers have raised in excess of £2000. (Update to follow later).

Congratulations to all to who took part and to the Fire & Rescue personnel who organised this event, destined to become an annual challenge. Mark Pannell, main organiser said, ‘I was very pleased with the number who turned out on the day and am delighted with the level of sponsorship. We hope perhaps next year to make this an even bigger event.’

Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Low Tide: 04:22 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 12:03 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide: 16:42 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 00:04 ( 4.50m )
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