The Oban Canoe Club Committee
The Committee members for the 2011/2012 season are:
Chair: Dave Bleazard
Primarily a river and surf kayaker, Dave has also been known to paddle on the sea. Dave is a level 3 coach inland and the SCA advisor for the Awe. When not kayaking or engaged in other outdoor fun, Dave can occasionally be found in Obans's Outside Edge, which he allegedly runs...
Committee Member: Gill Barnsley
Gill has been paddling for what she describes as "ages" on rivers and the sea, and loves "mucking about in boats" and coaching. Her biggest regret is not being brave enough, her biggest achievement - sometimes being brave! Gill's aims include learning how to cartwheel and how to paddle under an iceberg (though not necessarily at the same time).
Coaching: Rowland Woollven
Rowland is the Club's coaching coordinator and advisor, and the conduit for "formal" coaching questions to be raised with the SCA and BCU. He's been paddling for 45 years and is a Level 5 Sea Coach (Assessor 5) and a Level 3 Surf Coach. His undeclared ambition is to convert all the club sea paddlers to using a greenland paddle.... one stick at a time!
Sea Kayaking Calendar: Adam Richards
Growing up by the beach in his native Cornwall, Adam has been making outdoorsy mischief since the age of 8. Adam now uses his knowledge of coaching several outdoor disclipines at a local outdoor centre to help out with sea kayaking coaching at the Club.
Equipment Officer: David Bruce
David began sea paddling in 2009 and tries to get out on the water as much as possible. He enjoys getting involved with club activities and trips and encouraging new members to gain as much from the Club as he has. David is the person to contact if you want to hire kit from the Club - see About OCC for more info.
White Water Paddling: Jo Robinson
Jo started white water paddling in 1996 and has continued to paddle in Scotland and beyond ever since. Although primarily a river boater, Jo occasionally joins the dark side and goes sea kayaking.
Treasurer: Morag Brown
Morag is a beginner to sea kayaking. She joined the club a couple of years ago and gets out when she can. She thoroughly enjoys messing about in boats of all sorts and would love to have enough time to improve her skills.
Membership Secretary: Shane Rodwell
Social and Ents: Cat Newsheller
Got any ideas for social events for Club members (especially over the winter months) - then contact Cat through the club email!