British couple Justine Curgenven and Barry Shaw launched from Sumner on 26 January 2008. Their trip took a total of 67 days with 20 days off for weather and six days in the Invercargill Hospital for Justine. They completed their paddle back at Sumner on 1 April 2008.

Justine and Barry celebrating the finish of their South Island circumnavigation at Sumner with bubbles and the traditional pavlova in the face