I met a bloke in Pembrokshire a few years ago who had a blow-up sit on top kayak
I imagine he thought that he looked the dog's danglies when he pumped up his new toy on Whitesands beach and went for a paddle in his trendy sunglasses.
The sunglasses were the only safety kit he took with him. No buoyancy aid etc just a pair of shorts and sunglasses.
I met him because a member of the public on the coastal path phoned the coastguard when the thing half deflated at the same time he rounded St. David's Head and he was off to Ireland on a 7 knot tide....
He wasn't happy when I found him, he reckoned he was ok and wanted to be left alone. I persuaded him to get on my "yellow inflatable" (camel rib) and met the lifeboat on it's way out.
Here's the link, he was still protesting that he'd been kidnapped on the high seas. 8th August 2007
When I found him his boat was pointing up bow and stern, he was sort of wallowing in the middle looking very trendy in his sunglasses.
Somewhere I've got a BCU 4* certificate for sea kayaking