Looks like a few of us are going to try to do the Hebridean Challenge next year: http://www.hebrideanchallenge.com/index.shtml
There are 5 of us - and it looks like I am going to be the kayaker - so I need to go from Novice to 4* Sea Kayak rated in less than 12 months. Pretty sure that is a tall order! Anyone out there have any advice?
Have my first lesson on Tuesday evening - will let you know how it goes if I don't drown!