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.