P&H Custom Sea Kayaks
P&H Custom Sea Kayaks have been making world class kayaks for over 40 years. They are designed and handmade in the UK by a team of skilled craftspeople, using industry leading rotomoulding technologies. Their kayaks have been used for many high profile expeditions across the globe.
They have kindly agreed to loan us three sea kayaks for the duration of this trip, and without them this trip could not become reality. We really cannot thank them enough! See their kayaks here.
Coastal Spirit (Roger Chandler)
Coastal Spirit is one of the leading sea kayaking training specialists in North Wales, offering a selection of bespoke and targeted courses to suit your training needs. Roger is a BCU Level 5 Sea Kayaking coach, and has been incredibly helpful for us with our expedition.
He’s very enthusiastic about what we’re planning, and has offered us heavily discounted coaching dates to help get us up to speed for the full trip. He’s been friendly, helpful and communicative and we can’t recommend him enough! See more at his website.
Lord Rootes Memorial Fund
The Lord Rootes Memorial Fund is provided by the University of Warwick for projects “involving observation and the intelligent use of experience in the scientific, cultural, environmental or business context…demonstrating creativity of thought and the development of an original and personal idea or objective”. They are our first large source of funding, and are sponsoring us for our coaching, travel expenses and a safety boat to cross the channel. More details are available here.
Mitchell Blades was established in 2002, and since then have grown into a quality paddle manufacturer, with new manufacturing techniques, interesting materials and unique moulds.
Lance has offered to loan us paddles for the duration of our expedition, and we can’t thank him enough. More information and stock is available here.
Overboard are the leaders in waterproof bags and cases, producing a wide variety of dry bags, backpacks, pouches and cases.
They have kindly offered to sponsor us for dry bags and cases for the length of our trip, and have our utmost gratitude. See their stock here.
BulletHD produce wearable waterproof helment cameras, designed for a variety of extreme environments. They are used by kayakers, windsurfers, bikers and skiers alike.
We’ve been offered three cameras for our entire trip, so we should be able to get some awesome footage! See their cameras here.
AMG is the UK’s leading owner and distributor of an impressive portfolio of premier footwear, outdoor and snow brands, each with their own unique brand identity and product range.
They are currently offering us a Trangia stove for our trip, wish will of course come in useful! Read more about them here.
The Original Hoodie Company
The Original Hoodie Company, supplies hoodies to Schools, Colleges and Universities and their success and growth in 2009 has made them a national supplier.
They are providing us with complimentary hoodies and t-shirts for us to help promote our trip and to wear on the trip! Read more about them here.
Standard Horizon have been producing high quality marine electronics and radios for more than 50 years. Within the sea kayaking world, they have the unique claim of currently producing the only VHF handheld with DSC available in Europe – this is an almost essential safety feature for distress calls and contacting the coastguard and other ships easily.
They have very kindly provided us with three VHF Radios, spare batteries and all the help and information we could hope for. Read more about their products here.
One of the UK’s top retailers of outdoor clothing including waterproof jackets, fleeces, duffle bags and a whole range of other outdoor and camping equipment
Sell a great range of buoyancy aids, rash vests and sailing clothes including sailing jackets.
We are still actively looking for further sponsors to help make this trip a reality. If you would be interested in sponsoring us, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com and we can discuss further.