Kayaking CV

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Notable Achievements

  • 2014 Descent Grand Canyon of the Stikine
  • 2012 “Professional Coach of the Year 2012” CanoeKayak UK Magazine
  • 2011 “Valsesia River Festival” Founded the first Valsesia River Festival, Italy
  • 2009 “Genotype 2” Fourth Instructional DVD, the Fundamental Core
  • 2008 “Team Dagger Europe Promo”, Principal Videographer
  • 2005 “Neva Foreva” Action Documentary exploring a WW kayakers motivations Producer
  • 2005 “Genes” third instructional DVD, Advanced WW Producer
  • 2004 “Sjoa & Oppland Guide Map” Graphical Map & WW Guide Author
  • 2003 “Genetic” second instructional DVD; Intermediate WW Producer
  • 2002 “Destination Nowhere” Euro Action Movie Producer
  • 2002 “Genotype” first instructional video; Beginner WW Producer
  • 2001 Sjoa Extreme Race Winner
  • 2001 “Adventures in Loonerland” Best of British Action Video Producer
  • 2000 “Big Boat Invitational” Zambezi Head to Head Winner
  • 2000 Euro Cup Freestyle & European Champion Runner Up
  • 1999 Freestyle Worlds GBP Junior Team Coach, 3 in top 5 places, plus Winner
  • 1999 Euro Cup Freestyle Winner
  • 1998 European Freestyle Champion
  • 1998 UK K1 Rodeo Freestyle Ranked Number 1

2002 to present enterprise and projects

  • Extreme Racing Successes, including 2010 Sweet Rumbe Time Trial, 1st Place, 2009 Ulla Extreme Race 3rd Place, 2006 Sjoa BoaterX 3rd and 2006 & 2008, 2007 & 2006 G17K Dart Race Team Winner, 2005 & 2004 Wicklow Team Winner, 2005 Coruh Extreme Slalom 2nd & 2003 Easkey Race Winner
  • 2011 north Norway, Hatfjelldal and north in to the Arctic circle
  • 2010 & 2011 Greece, Arta, Road Trip to Deep Canyons of Greece
  • 2009 BC, Road Trip incl. First Decent Atnako
  • 2009 Uganda, a playboating trip to the White Nile
  • 2008 Gauley Season, East Coast US Festival
  • 2008 Grand Canyon, USA lead large exped on World Class trip
  • 2008 Portugal, exploratory Steep Creeking trip to North Portugal
  • 2007 Nepal, DoE Gold Exped to the Tamur in Eastern Nepal
  • 2007 Montenegro, a Summer trip to this small Karst rock nation to paddle the famed Tara River Gorge
  • 2006 Ticino, an extensive search for the hidden gems found in the deep gorges of this granite area
  • 2005 Uganda, a playboating trip to the White Nile
  • 2005 Northern Norway Tour, paddling in the sub Artic region
  • 2005 Corsica, an amazing month at this home of Steep Creeking
  • 2005 Turkey, High Water Coruh River
  • 2004 Bosnia & Croatia tour, searching for new waterfalls
  • 2003 Nepal, a tour de force of best in nepali rivers
  • 2003 Start up of Gene17kayaking; a top end kayak trip provider to the WW core destinations, Slovenia, Italy & Norway
  • 2002-current, Devon, every Winter spent on the granite plateau of Dartmoor hoping for rain

1997 to 2002 the Pro Paddling Years

  • Freestyle Competition Successes, including 1998 & 1999 Hurley Rodeo, 1998 Nottingham, 1999, 2000 & 2001 Sjoa Rodeo, Winner, plus some 50 or so top 3 placings in events throughout the world.
  • 2002 Northern Norway Trip to Mori Rana in the sub artic
  • 2002 Making an Expresso, developed in Ireland and tested in Portugal a new Surf kayak design
  • 2001 Greece and Balkin Trip, a long tour in the Balkins
  • 2000 Latin America trip to Ecuador & Peru
  • 2000 “Big Boat Invitational” Zambezi Head to Head Winner
  • 2000 Euro Cup Freestyle & European Champion Runner Up
  • 2000-2002 Sweet Protection Euro Sales Rep
  • 1999-current Euro Tour, an annual circuit through the Alps and Norway, with extensive expereince in Piemonte, the Ticino & Norway, with personal noteable runs like the Storna, Soana, Verzasca, Skjeli, Rana & Plym
  • 1999-2003 Dagger Europe Technical & Field Marketing Rep
  • 1999-2003 Team Dagger Europe Manager
  • 1999-2001 Dagger assisting in Shaping Ultrafuge, Outlaw series, CFS & Ego Kayaks
  • 1999-present Sweet Protection Team Paddler
  • 1999 Euro Cup Freestyle Winner
  • 1998 European Freestyle Champion
  • 1998 UK K1 Rodeo Freestyle Ranked Number 1
  • 1997 Ottawa International Rodeo 5th
  • 1996-present Dagger & Palm Equipment Team Paddler

Pre 1997

  • Freestyle Competition Successes, including 1995 Kananakis Winner & 1997 Sjoa Rodeo
  • WW Raft Guide, Canada 1995, Norway 1996 & 1997, with extensive paddling in Western North America & Norway
  • French Alps, extensive paddling 1992, 1993 & 1994
  • UK Uni WWR Winner 1994
  • University of Plymouth, Vice Chairperson & Training Officer 1992-94
  • WW Raft Guide, Canadian Rockies 1991, extensive paddling including first descents on Great Slave
  • UK Finalist Polo Championships 1988
  • UK Div 1 Slalomist 1986-1988
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