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Whether you are a beginner or expert my tuition is held in the highest regard. I aim to inspire.
Coaching can be designed to improve your performance, obtain a British Canoeing award or help you achieve a personal ambition.
RAY GOODWIN MBE
I hold the following awards:
The Mountaineering Instructors Certificate
British Canoe Union Coach 5 in Inland Kayak, Sea Kayak and Canoe (I was the first to be assessed in all three)
I was awarded an MBE in the 2019 Queen's New Year's Honours for services to canoeing.
AN EXPERIENCE BASED APPROACH
All of my coaching is based on real experience. I have kayaked in Nepal, paddled the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, done ice climbs on Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro as well as the High Atlas. Canoeing has taken me all across the UK and I work every year in Canada on wilderness trips.
COACHING AND GUIDING
Whether you are a beginner or expert my tuition is held in the highest regard.
Coaching can be designed to improve your performance, obtain a BC award or help you achieve a personal ambition.
It is a big decision taking your children canoeing. It is more about decision making than paddle strokes. Understanding what the risks and hazards are and how to avoid them.
If you bring your children with you then I can offer one free place with every adult booked.
From Paddling to Sailing with all the inherent decision making. On my courses the paddle and strokes are only part of a much more holistic approach.
THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BOOK BY RAY
The modern work on the traditional canoe
BUYING THE BOOK
Signed copies of the book are available direct from myself. Cost £17.99 inc post and packing to addresses in the UK. For the rest of the EU the cost is £24. Payment by PayPal or bank transfer.
And of course available on Amazon.
I AM FORTUNATE TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES
These are my all time favourite paddles: enough said? Originally known as Downcreek .
It is a pleasure to be associated with Venture Canoes and to be actively involved in design. You will see me in both my pink Prospector and blue Afon