Chris Duff

BCU Qualification; Coach Level 4 Sea

Chris Duff has traveled over fifteen thousand miles by sea kayak since 1983, when he paddled eight thousand miles around the eastern third of the United States and Canada. In 1996 he became the first person to solo the entire British Isles, including Ireland. He eloquently recounts his solo circumnavigation of Ireland in his book, "On Celtic Tides: One Man's Journey Around Ireland By Sea Kayak". In 2000, he completed the second ever 1,700-mile solo paddle around New Zealand's South Island. The story of that exciting challenge is recounted in his "Southern Exposure: A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand's Southern Island." During May - September 2003, tireless Chris completed a circumnavigation of Iceland with Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommé .

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