Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown
Sea Kayak Instructor and Coach
Scotland
Kayaking

Gordon has recently moved from the Isle of Skye in Scotland to Vancouver Island. In Scotland, he ran the very successful Skyak Adventures with his wife, Morag. He has a lifetime’s experience of kayaking in all its forms and well over thirty years coaching sea kayaking at the highest level. He has completed a Masters degree in performance coaching with a focus on decision making in order to avoid incidents. Gordon holds the British Canoe Union Level 5 Coach in both sea and whitewater kayak and also Level 3 Coach in surf kayak. He can train and assess British Canoeing sea kayak three star, leader and advanced leader awards (4star and five star) surf and whitewater 3 star as well as coaching awards. Additionally, he has certifications with ACA and Paddle Canada. He is often to be found as a guest coach at symposia around the world. Gordon is also an author (Sea Kayak, Pesda Press; Sea Kayak Safety and Rescue, Pesda Press 2019 and the chapter in the BCU handbook on sea kayaking) and has produced award winning DVDs (Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown) and videos (Over… and Out) since 1991, focusing mainly on safety.

He loves live folk music and enjoys singing Scottish songs, good food and friends.

Gordon believes that everyone has the potential to achieve more and that a creative and supportive environment can lay the foundations for the greatest advances in personal development. He values the importance of taking time to reflect and learn from the experience. His most rewarding experiences are when helping someone else achieve their potential.

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