About Och Aye Canoe

I started Och Aye Canoe because I love being out on the water and I wanted to share my passion with others. Being out on the water, whatever the craft, is such a ‘switch off’ from everyday life and so peaceful too.  Through my business I want to focus on getting complete beginners out to enjoy this – there is no need to have fancy gear and there is no pressure during my sessions, the aim is to have fun, progress at your own pace, and be safe!

I run most of my sessions in Tayside and Fife, however contact me if you would like a session elsewhere and we can try and arrange.   I pride myself in being able to keep each and every tour personal, unique and custom.

Canoeing River Tay

I have the following qualifications:-

  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certificate
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
  • British Canoe Union Paddlesport Leader
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Accredited Assessor (gold level)
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Outdoor First Aid (16 hour)
  • British Canoe Union UKCC Level 2 Coach
  • Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning
  • Multi-Day Touring Award
  • Coaching The Mind CPD (Intermediate)
  • Disability In Sport CPD (Foundation)
  • Disability Awareness CPD (Foundation)
  • Deaf Awareness In Aquatic Sport CPD
  • British Sign Language Level 1
  • Provider of new BCU Paddle Awards

I am always looking for ways to develop myself professionally and am regularly attending courses to do this. I am currently training towards becoming commercially endorsed to use a powerboat.

In my spare time I enjoy coastal rowing, playing tennis, relaxation, listening to music and socialising with friends.