It all began for me a loooong time ago, I learned to kayak as a child with Scouts, around the age of 11 (that makes it 30 years!!!!!) I had a brief re-visit around the age of 18 and again at 20 when I worked a summer season for an Activity Holiday company for kids. It was at this point I saw people ‘showing off’ with high bracing, skulling for support and the mystical art of ‘rolling’ – I had to learn…. so I did. However it would be another 11 years before I get back in a kayak.