Greg has been canoeing since the 1970s, and instructing since the 1980s. He is an ACA instructor and a BCU coach, as well as being UK representative of the ACA, Head Coach at Pennine Canoe Club and Membership Secretary of the Open Canoe Sailing Group.
Alan is still a relatively new paddler, but is getting a bit more solo freedom now that his tandem partner, Louise, is progressing her solo canoeing. He's based in Notts.
Rich Wright – Treasurer
Rich is a Level 3 Coach and has been open boating for over 20 years. He is based in Ipswich but paddles all over the country and beyond.
Gary Rice – Events, Welfare
Gary oversees our events Calendar and serves as our Welfare Officer. He's a BCU Coach, and brings much valued expertise to the OCA through his role as Safeguarding Awareness Co-ordinator with Dorset Scouts.
Peter Montandon – Coaching
Pete’s paddled the Colorado river through the Grand Canyon, and solo trips in Canada, but his first love is coaching.
Neil Fuller – Membership
Neil is a Level 3 BCU Coach based in the SW and has been open boating for over 20 years.
Mark-Jan Dielemans – OCA Rally 2014
Mark-Jan Dielemans is a Dutch goldsmith-jeweller living in Bristol... but he's also a L4 BCU Coach, a BCU Area Coaching Representative, and a stalwart (and former Acting Chairman) of the OCA. Mark is also widely known as the coordinator of successive International Canoe Symposia.