Kayak Isle of Man

So where is the Isle of Man and what's it's relationship with the UK?

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Manx Paddle Sports

Manx Paddle Sports Kayaking Isle of Man logoManx Paddle Sports have incorporated their web site here. They are a local paddling club whose aim is to promote kayaking on the Isle of Man, especially in schools.

Manx Paddle Sports information page.

Kayaking Isle of Man Shop

Buy Palm, Dagger and Ainsworth kayaking gear through Mobex. Mobex are a Manx children's charity specializing in outdoor activities for kids. All profits are ploughed straight back into Mobex.

Kayak Isle of Man Weather Station

Detailed wind, temperature, precipitation, visibility and tide reports for the Isle of Man all in one handy place.

Kayak Isle of Man Guide

The Guide pages provide brief descriptions of Manx paddles and are aimed at those planning paddling holidays to the Isle of Man.

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Kayaking Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is situated in the heart of the British Isles. The country is an internally self-governing dependent territory of the British Crown It is not part of the United Kingdom but is a member of the British Commonwealth.kayak Isle of Man

Tynwald, the Island's 1,000 year old Parliament, makes its own laws and oversees all internal administration, fiscal and social policies. External issues, such as foreign representation and defence, are administered on the Island's behalf by the U.K. Government. The Island makes an annual payment for these services.

As a Crown dependency, the ultimate responsibility for the government of the Island is vested in the Crown. By long standing convention, the U.K. Government does not legislate for the Island except with the specific consent of the Island's Government.

The Island has its own Income Tax and Customs and Excise services and is an established low tax area enjoying total independence from the UK on matters of direct taxation. There is low corporate and personal tax and no capital transfer or inheritance tax. As a consequence the Island has developed into a flourishing and internationally respected offshore business centre.

The Island's balanced economy combines traditional industries such as agriculture, fishing and tourism Laxey Wheele, Isle of Man Kayakingwith areas of recent growth such as financial services, e-commerce and the film industry.

The Island benefits from a special relationship with the European Union and this allows streamlined movement of goods between the Island and the Union. Regular sea and air services for passengers and freight allow quick and easy access to and from the U.K., Eire and beyond.

The Island's economic progress in recent years has achieved a rapidly rising National Income and very low levels of unemployment. With excellent educational, health and social amenities the Isle of Man provides a unique quality of life which is appreciated and treasured by all residents both old and new.

The Isle of Man has a colourful heritage, diverse scenic beauty and there are many leisure activities on offer. The tourism industry is well established and the Island provides a fantastic location for short-breaks or for conferences. Some of the most famous activities on the Island involve motor sports and include the TT, Southern 100 and Manx Grand Prix.

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