The Committee

Chair - James Ramsden

Club Chair, Paddlesport Instructor, kayaker and canoeist.

Happy on any type of river or lake.

Somewhat of a latecomer to paddling.

Favourite cake: Carrot.

James Ramsden

Secretary - Samantha Ahern

Club Secretary, Kayaker and reluctant canoeist. Sometimes SUPer.

Predominantly flat water but hoping to do more moving water.

Started paddling about early 2016. Had paddling a couple of times before.
Can often be spotten on 2 wheels as a volunteer ride leader for British Cycling, also fond of mountains.

Favourite cake: Carrot.

Samantha Ahern

Fundraising Officer and Vice Chair - Sophie Walton
Club Fundraising Officer and Vice Chair, Level 2 Coach, paddler of kayak, canoe and SUP. Best sort of paddling = with friends.

Thought I would join the club to learn how to paddle for a couple of weeks before buying inflatable canoe for £29.99.

Favourite cake: Chocolate.

Sophie Walton

Treasurer - Phil Mackie
Club Treasurer.

I began paddling when I was in Scouts more than 25 years ago and after a long hiatus I re-started paddling with Huntingdon Canoe Club around 5 years ago.

The club has provided me with great opportunities to progress at my own pace whether through weekly sessions on local rivers and in the pool and on trips to other parts of the country.

Favourite cake: Ginger.

Phil Mackie

British Canoeing qualified Coaches


British Canoeing qualified Leaders

Les Wood
4* (Whitewater Leader), Whitewater & Sea Kayaking.

Started paddling when I was a teenager but had a break for about 30 ish years.

Started paddling again back 2016 after my younger daughter got me out on the water again.

Favourite cake: BBQ Pizza.

Les Wood

Club Volunteers

 Boris Hurinek
 BCU 3*.

I started kayaking at the age of 12 and, after a long break, joined the club and has been an active member for almost 10 years. I aim to paddle every Saturday morning (9.30am from the club base) and enjoy going t
o white water centres nearby or trips to Wales.

I am also a qualified scuba diver (PADI Advanced and Deep diver) and have a black belt in Tang Soo Do (Korean martial art).

Favourite cake: Steak, medium rare please.

Boris Hurinek