Our Sponsored Athletes

Sponsored Athletes & Coaches

Our True Champion - Claire O'hara

Claire O'hara is the most successful female Freestyle paddler of all time, winning a combined 8 World Championships. Her treasure of medals have been won in Freestyle, Squirt Boating & Mystery Squirt. She has also won numerous World Cup, European Cup, European Champion and British Championship titles. 

We have sponsored the former British World Surf Kayak Gold medalist Chris Hobbson, and the former GB Jr Bronze medalist freestyle champion Bren Orton, who both won their medals using our paddles.

Legendary Explorer & Filmmaker - Justine Curgenven

Justine Curgenven is an award winning adventure filmmaker, the top British female expedition sea kayaker, and creator of the acclaimed “This is the Sea” series of seakayaking DVDs. Justine has been on many challenging expeditions around the globe, including circumnavigating 2400km around the south island of New Zealand. She is constantly planning her next adventure in the pursuit of filmmaking and exploring new horizons.

The Expedition Guru - Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen is a world renowned expedition Sea Kayaker, and founder of Sea Kayaking Cornwall. He has chalked up circumnavigations of Japan, South Georgia and Ireland as well as completing expeditions in Norway, Sweden, Alaska and Scotland. Jeff has given presentations and run courses all over the world including:- Iceland, Israel, Maine, Georgia, Michigan, San Francisco, Finland, Norway. His specialities are in Incident management and rough water rescues.

The Sea Kayaking Trickster - Simon Osborne

Simon Osborne has paddled all over the world as well as completing circumnavigations of Great Britain and Ireland. He is best known for being a director at Sea Kayaking Cornwall, and, for being the first to paddle the coast of South Korea. He is a Level 5 – BCU coach, an A5 Assessor, and specialises in surf and skills training. Simon has also rowed across the Atlantic Ocean!

Squirt Boat Champion - Alex Edwards

Congratulations to Alex Edwards who is the current World Champion and current 2x European Champion.

Guinness World Record Holder - Sarah Outen

Sarah Outen is a brave English Adventurer, who is the first and only woman, (and the youngest person), to row solo across the Indian Ocean. On the 1st April 2011 Sarah set off on her latest expedition 'London to London' Via the World. She has rowed, cycled and kayaked a 25,000 mile journey over 4.5 years. She had to be rescued from a Typhoon in North Pacific, and recued from a Hurricane on the Atlantic. She has endured kayaking some of the worlds trechurious waterways, and cycled accross North America during one of the harshest winters on record. Sarah also become the first ever woman to row across the North Pacific Ocean.

Other High Ranking Sponsors and Coaches

Congratulations to Emma Witherford who is on the Senior GB Freestyle team, and James Ibbotson who is on the Senior British C1 Kayak team.