2015 ACA Europe Paddlesports Symposium
About the Symposium Host:
Greg is the Chairman of the British Open Canoe Association, and works almost full time promoting open canoeing for independent adventure, exploration, journeying and self-development. When not helping others with anything from river running to marathon racing, he can often be found canoe sailing: a passion which saw him coordinating Gavin Millar's pioneering 1,000 mile adventure sailing expedition around the British coastline in 2012.
Over the last 5 years Greg has led British involvement with the annual Open Canoe Festival in France. He has also led British involvement at the annual "Kringelfieber" style-canoeing symposium in Germany. More recently, he coordinated an expansion of American Canoe Association involvement at the recent English Canoe Symposium. In October 2015, he will be coordinating the 6th ACA Europe Symposium in London.
With his Instructional hat on, Greg has worked across Europe and in the US. His students have included Instructors from Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the UK. In other voluntary roles Greg is Head Coach of his local Canoe and Rowing Club, Area Coaching Representative for British Canoeing, a member of the Yorkshire Regional Development Team and Membership Secretary of the Open Canoe Sailing Group.