Open Canoeing
A talk / presentation by Ray Goodwin

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Monday 8th August 2011
(7:45pm for 8:00pm)
at the Conference Suite - Liverpool Marina Click for directions and map....

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Ray will have copies of his new book on Open Canoeing available for sale after the presentation. If requested he will gladly sign them for you.
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Ray Goodwin has paddled extensively in Europe and his British canoe trips include the Circumnavigation of Wales and the Irish Sea Crossing. In North America he has canoed the Rio Grande in the South and done trips as far north as the Arctic Circle, as well as doing two kayak descents of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.

In July 2004 Ray was part of Ray Mears’ Bushcraft series. The two of them did a canoe journey on the Missinaibi river in Ontario filming for the BBC.

In addition to being a British Canoe Union Level 5 Coach in Canoe, Inland Kayak, and Sea, he holds a Mountain Instructor’s Certificate and has led ice climbs on Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and in the Atlas Mountains.

He runs his own coaching and guiding business in North Wales, working at all levels from novice to the top BCU leadership and coaching qualifications courses.

Past personal favourites
Kayak Trip - Grand Canyon of the Colorado
Canoe Trips - Circumnavigation of Wales, Bloodvein River in Manatoba
Mountain Route - The Ice Window on Mount Kenya


The book is designed as a visual feast with over eight hundred pictures. In almost every case I got the photo before I got stuck into the writing, this way everything ties together well. Sections start with a short piece or story to set the scene before launching into the technical.

ISBN: 978-1-906095-26-0
EDITION: first
FORMAT: paperback, 216 pages, 200x230 (landscape), colour photos
AVAILABILITY: not yet published

PRICE: £16.99

Ray contributed two chapters on canoe technique to the BCU Handbook.

He also wrote some of the text for the traditional canoe specific areas in White Water Safety and Rescue and gave an overview from that perspective.