I have kayaked since primary school.  Following doing BCU 2* kayak in 1991 and a youth leaders kayaking course in 1994 I had a bit of a break from paddling. I became FSRT trained and re-learnt to roll before going sea kayaking in Antarctica, then discovered I liked canoeing!  I re-did BCU 2* to prove I could canoe at that level then gained 3* canoe on my 10th solo paddle and followed that with 3* kayak (touring).  I am a L2 coach and Scout Association assessor for canoeing, kayaking and rafting.