We have the great pleasure to welcome legendary canoe coach Ray Goodwin and his wife Lina Patel in the instructor staff.
Ray has earned a reputation as Britain’s foremost canoe coach. He has pioneered trips throughout the UK and regularly guides in Canada. In kayak he has paddled in Nepal and guided the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. He wrote the book, "Canoeing" containing over 900 photographs.
He continues to earn his living as a coach. In 2019 Ray was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours necessitating a trip to Buckingham Palace. He is the organiser of the Welsh Canoe Symposium. Ray and Lina Patel will be running tandem workshops.
His website is: www.RayGoodwin.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RayGoodwinCanoe
Since doing a teaching degree in Outdoor Education, Lina Patel has done a wide variety of jobs utilizing her skills. Working largely with young people, she is now building a reputation with adult groups. She has expeditioned in Sweden, Scotland and Canada as well as trips in France. She runs a family event for the Open Canoe Association.
Ray Goodwin and Lina love paddling tandem where life become a dance. Recently, they expeditioned for ten days in Algonquin / Canada with their, then, seven year old daughter Maya Rose.