Bob is now retired and living on the south coast of NSW, with a clear preference now for paddling on water with a high content of ’salt’.
Bob has paddled Marathon for years, completing numerous Marathon Series, multiple Myall and Hawkesbury Classics and a couple of Murray Marathons (in the good old days when it was run by the Red Cross).
Bob was first introduced to paddling in 2006 and shortly thereafter, Bob set a goal to paddle across Bass Strait, something he feels very fortunate to complete in 2018 with a group of mates on an adventure he will remember forever.
Bob decided to give back to the sport & the paddling community when an opportunity presented itself in 2009. Since then, Bob and the paddlesport of Marathon are synonymous with Bob having served on the Marathon Committee in various roles since then.
Bob joined the PaddleNSW Board in 2015, and was privileged to Chair the Board from 2017 until the 2022 AGM.
As well as giving back at a State level, Bob has also served on the Paddle Australia National Marathon Technical Committee since 2014, and on the PA National Competition Committee since its inception.
Bob holds a Level 2 Marathon Official, and a Level 1 Flatwater Coach certificates; both qualifications which have allowed Bob to give back a little more to the sport which he discovered late in life, but which has given him much pleasure since then.