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Robin Oakley

Robin Oakley at the cauldron near llandysul WalesRobin has extensive paddling experience. From white water, slalom, sea and surf to descent and marathon racing. Canoe, kayak or raft. He is a BCU level 3 kayak coach and has taught many folks to paddle and indeed roll. He's a foundation safety and rescue course provider too.

Robin Oakley at the cauldron near llandysul WalesHe was part of a team who broke the 24 hour distance dragon boat Guinness world record. Yes, a world record holder! (For an account he wrote see here or click here to see the certificate.) Plus he's a member of the GB Grand Dragons, a GB dragon boat team, representing GB at the European Championships in 2012 and 2014, the World Championships in 2013 winning various silver and bronze medals. He has also completed the gruelling 125 mile Devizes to Westminster non-stop canoe race.

He has a host of BCU (British Canoe Union) qualifications including being a level 3 coach. In addition he has attended a lot of UK Sports Coach workshops. He has a current emergency first aid (16hrs with CPR) certificate and has completed the Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Equity in your Coaching workshops.

He's done a (white water) raft guide course and practised extensively at the Olympic Lee Valley white water course. He also runs rafting parties and does sessions for various special needs groups as well as trips.

For dragon boating and rafting see the teambuilding section. Robin also offers paddle parties for children see here.

The usual cost for a 1 to 1 (or small group) paddling session is £40.
It can be a taster session or working towards a BCU star assessment. An introduction to white water or a sea kayaking adventure. Race training and stroke improvement are all in my remit.

Robin also runs pool /rolling training at Townsend School Pool over the winter, subject to pool availability. These are fun sessions where you can learn to roll, are taught various skills and play polo to build confidence and reinforce skills.

To ask a question or get a quote for a tailored paddling session please click here (to email) or call Robin on 0777 1807 068

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