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Olly Hicks presents ‘Kayaking from Greenland to Scotland’

Wednesday 8th February, 7:30 pm
Portobello & Joppa Parish Church
Abercorn Terrace
EH15 2DH

Lothian Sea Kayak Club are delighted to host an evening reliving the latest expedition of explorers Olly Hicks and George Bullard – The Greenland to Scotland Challenge

Hear about the 1,500 mile kayak expedition from Greenland to Scotland to prove the legend that the Inuit may have found their way in Scotland in the 18th Century.

Paddling around Iceland

The evening will take a look at the history of improbable voyages in small craft, the history of the legend and a first hand, fresh account of what it took to make this world first, ocean crossing in such a tiny craft.

Come along to experience this incredible adventure through some of the world’s most tempestuous and mystical seas.

Paddling around Iceland

Olly will deliver an evening of entertainment brought to life through stories, slides and video clips and a Q&A session .

For more information and tickets see:

Svarlbard – The First Circumnavigation

In Aid of Sryian Refugees

Tara Mulvaney - Svalbard

Tara Mulvaney  talks about the first circumnavigation of Svalbard, part of a team of 3 kayakers it took 71 days to cover the 2200km. During the trip they battled freezing temperatures and Polar bears.

All profits made will be going to Edinburgh charity Mercy Corps, to help support Syrian refugees.

Friday 13th May 2015, 8pm
Portobello and Joppa parish church (formally St Philip’s)
Brunstane Road
EH15 2DL

Tickets £8 – available on the door
Including a cup of tea and piece of cake

For more information see: Svalbard Circumnavigation Poster

Big Dreams, Big Seas: The Importance of Failure

In Aid of the RNLIPatrick Winterton's voyage across the North Sea

Patrick Winterton talks about the first successful kayak crossing from Scotland to Norway. Patrick, together with Ollie Hicks, made the crossing last summer in a double kayak. They faced relentless Force 5-6 winds, constantly breaking waves and container ship consuming mist – a far cry from the comfortable conditions they wanted for a rapid paddling and deep sleep.

The presentation will include footage and anecdotes from other trips, including their first aborted attempt to get across the North Sea.

Sunday 11th May 2014 7.30 pm
St Philip’s Church, Portobello,
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH15 2DL.
Abercorn Terrace

Tickets £10 ( under 18’s- £5) – available at the door
£8.00 in advance from – David Simpson

 mobile: 07919 966 111
Free tea and coffee etc on arrival.