Steve Skinner, an enthusiastic local multisporter, hard working member of the organising committee and race director for the Canal Kayak, was tragically killed in an accident on 5th October 2015. As someone who had paddled the old Kayak marathon, Steve joined the committee in 2009 specifically with the idea of getting the kayak event back up and running. With a great deal of hard work, he was successful in achieving this in 2014 but sadly Steve is not around to see it develop further. In 2015 the event was a great success, thanks to the vision and commitment of Steve.
We have renamed this event the Steve Skinner Canal Kayak in memory of his passion and hard work to get this event back into the weekend. Steve was an active member of our community and is greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Steve.