Richard Prideaux

As a qualified Mountain Leader, Richard has worked all over the U.K. as a freelance expedition and challenge leader on challenges such as the National Three Peaks or the Coast to Coast. As well as challenge events and expeditions Richard works in outdoor personal development He is an experienced navigation and leadership instructor, and is […]

Chris Onions

Aside from being a SRT Advanced Instructor and a Rope Rescue Technician Instructor trainer delivering water incident management and search classes, Chris is active within mountain rescue and has previously held the position of Regional Training Officer for the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association (NWMRA). Chris is currently the Regional Water Officer engaged with assisting […]

Jules Burnard

Ex-marine and adventure paddler Jules Burnard is a BCU Level 5 Canoe Coach, inland WW paddler, sea kayaker and bushcraft specialist with a passion for solo expeditions in remote locations. Amongst other roles, he’s also European Chief Instructor for Rescue Training International. If we could clone him to run simultaneous workshops in all of his […]

Ray Goodwin

Coaching Co-cordinator @ Menai Straits Does Ray Gooodwin need any introduction? The first Multiple Level 5 Coach (WW, Sea and Canoe), he’s also an MIC and has climbed and paddled on four continents. Notable canoe-based expeditions have included the first complete circumnavigation of Wales and the first unsupported crossing of the Irish Sea. Recent expeditions […]

Kelvin Horner

C-Boating Guru C-Boater Guru and Esquif Team canoeist Kelvin Horner of Sweet-Skills.co.uk can usually be found knocking about in his van or boating a crazy river – but during OCA Canoefest 2015 he’ll be with us to offer his trademark blend of top tips and workshops 🙂 L'Edge Lite 2, Tryweryn from Sweet Skills on […]

Greg Spencer

Chairman and Rally Coordinator Greg is Chairman of the OCA and works near enough full-time to promote independent adventure, exploration, journeying and self-development.  He is a British Canoeing Coach and an American Canoe Association (ACA) Coach and has coached throughout Europe and in North America. In quiet moments he serves as Head Coach of his local Canoe and Rowing […]