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Contact me at: rob @ kayakkraft . com     (206) 661-3745

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Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean –roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin –his control
Stops with the shore.
Lord Byron

After 25 years in the corporate world, I found myself seperated from my senior marketing position. So time for a change; out of the corporate-world and into the big wide-world and to put my passion for sea kayaking and canoeing to use!

I have both ACA (American Canoe Association) and BCU (British Canoe Union) sea kayak certification. I am an Advanced Coastal Sea Kayak Instructor with the ACA at Level 5 and a 5-Star BCU paddler with Level 4 Coaching & Assessment with Advanced Water Endorsment status with the BCU.  I am also a Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Trainer, and most recently received my ACA SUP (Stand-Up Paddle-board) intstructor certification.
 
I first started paddling in the UK where I was born and raised. My kayaking started in the early 1970's as a Boy Scouts for the canoe merit badge. I went on to complete my Eagle Scout expedition in a kayak. During this time, I started racing as a junior K1 with the Wey Kayak Club (in Guildford, UK). During the summer months, I also taught youth kayak programs for the local city parks and recreation department.

I have paddled extensively in the UK, up and down the California & Baja coast, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and British Columbia. I currently operate from Bainbridge Island, WA.

I love the challenge of open coast paddling, but also get great enjoyment from the many sheltered and inland waterways, be it in canoe, kayak or SUP, where wildlife abounds. My philosophy regarding life, and paddlesports is simple: Go have fun!

See you on the water,

Rob

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