Gordon is one of only three doubly qualified level 5 coaches (Sea & Inland kayak) in Scotland. This is the highest coach award achievable in the UK. He is Scotland’s only ACA (American Canoe Association) Advanced Open Water Instructor. He has a lifetime’s experience on the sea and rivers. He has trained, tutored and assessed many of the kayaking staff at Glenmore Lodge including the head of the paddlesports department. He is the Scottish representative on the BCU level 5 development team and is on the Sea Kayaking Technical Group and has written the chapter on sea kayaking for the latest edition of the BCU Handbook.
Gordon produced his own sea kayak rescue video “Over… and Out” way back in 1993, and far more recently the DVD’s “Sea Kayak – Volumes 1 & 2″ with Simon WIllis. Writings include the chapter on sea kayaking in the latest edition of the BCU handbook and author of “Sea kayak – A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Kayakers”. He is the organiser of the Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium and contributor at sea symposia throughout the world. Gordon owns and operates Skyak Adventures with his wife Morag on the Isle of Skye.