Meet the Committee

Chair
Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach Age: 47 Gainful Employment: Sutton
Julian HellingsChair

Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach
Age: 47
Gainful Employment: Sutton Office Chair Repair Service & Bespoke New Chairs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Tall with little hair and in shorts most of the year.
Paddling Penchant: Touring(Open Canoe and Kayak), sea and surfing.
General: Burnham on Sea with my wife Sonia, daughters Hannah and Sophie, and dog Louis. Enjoy all aspects of paddling, introducing new paddlers to the fun and enjoyment of the sport.
Current boat: Perception Carolina 14 and Palm Sit on Top

Treasurer and Webmaster
Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach Age: wrong side of
Martin AspinallTreasurer and Webmaster

Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach
Age: wrong side of 50
Gainful Employment: Medical Service Engineer
Distinguishing Characteristics: Grumpy Old Man. ex Racing Snake.
Paddling Penchant: Touring, Coastal, Rivers, Sea.
General: Got Mrs A, a younger son and a stupid dog who, for some reason, don’t like Canoeing.
Current Boat: Dagger Blackwater and Perception Madness. Also housing a Robson TT C1 in pieces.

Secretary, Media Contact
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Noren McKinenSecretary, Media Contact

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Membership Secretary
Dawn FreemanMembership Secretary
Lead Coach
Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Kayak, Level 3 Surf, Level 3
Mike PerrottLead Coach

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Kayak, Level 3 Surf, Level 3 Sea Kayak, FSRT provider
Age: Old enough to know better so they tell me.
Gainful Employment: Freelance outdoor activities instructor, including teaching unsuspecting school groups on the Marine Lake.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Beard and glasses, wrinkles etc
Paddling Penchant: Anywhere on the sea but especially The Bitches. Open Boat on placid and moving water.
General: Started canoeing at school and have never managed to stop. Trying to slow down but failing.
Current boat: Dagger Axiom, Romany sea kayak, Dagger Alchemy and Mad River Explorer 15 and Tarpon 130 SoT.

Training and Clubmark Coordinator
Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach Age: 46 Gainful Employment:
Ian DowningTraining and Clubmark Coordinator

Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach
Age: 46
Gainful Employment: Contracts Manager, Construction
Distinguishing Characteristics: Southern Hemisphere accent, and the middle age spread has taken hold.
Paddling Penchant: Anything to do with water
General: Wife also paddles in the club. Have white water rafted in various locations around the world.
Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach
Current Boat: Delphin 155

Quartermaster
Age: 43 Gainful Employment: Electronics Test Engineer Distinguishing Characteristics: The
Paul BowermanQuartermaster

Age: 43
Gainful Employment: Electronics Test Engineer
Distinguishing Characteristics: The scruffy bloke with no hair.
Paddling Penchant: Anywhere really, but like the sea.
General: Married with too many kids(3). Looking for ways to retire early and spend more time on the water, as the older I get the more like Victor Meldrew I become
Current boat: Venture Eskey 15 coastal tourer, Perception Triumph13 SOT for fishing and a Robson NRG XL for playing in.

Trip Coordinator
Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach Age: Around the 50
Gary NeathTrip Coordinator

Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 1 Coach
Age: Around the 50 mark
Gainful Employment: Printer/machine Operator
Distinguishing Characteristics: Over weight, with grey hair
Paddling Penchant: Sea, White water, Touring.
General: Loves anything to do with the sea or rivers.
Current Boat: P&H Cetus MV and a Pyranha Burn.

BCU Regional Development Representative
Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 2 Coach
Steve HollandBCU Regional Development Representative

Coaching Qualifications: UKCC Level 2 Coach

Social Events Organiser
Age: Who’s counting? Gainful Employment: Spending as much time on
Annette ColbournSocial Events Organiser

Age: Who’s counting?
Gainful Employment: Spending as much time on the water as possible.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Sunglasses all year round.
Paddling Penchant: Touring and Sea Kayaking.
Current Boat: Alchemy 14L

Club Welfare Officer
Lindsey BishopClub Welfare Officer