RCABC Master Paddler
During his teen's and early 20's, his time was spent mountaineering in the
Rockies of BC and Alberta, or the Coast Range near his home in North
Vancouver, BC. The granite cliffs of Squamish gave way to a growing
interest in sailing.
Competing in a Jack & Jill race (double-handed, male/female)from Port
Angeles WA, to Honolulu, Hawaii, Tim and his wife, Mary, broke the course
record. This was recognized by Sports Illustrated and National sailing
magazines at the time. In the Royal Canadian Sailing Association
single-handed race from Vancouver to Nanaimo and back, Tim placed fourth
out of approximately 120 sailors. Tim's most satisfying accomplishment was
taking his six-month old daughter and wife sailing on their own boat to
Mexico and French Polynesia. This two-year adventure culminated in a 5,000
mile single-handed ocean passage from Tahiti, French Polynesia, to
With the growing family, Tim gave up ocean passages and sailing in
general, but managed to steel away time to start whitewater paddling.
Paddling weekends to prepare for summer tripping, eventually lead to
becoming an ocean and whitewater instructor trainer. Having canoed arctic
and mountain rivers up to class four, Tim is looking forward to promoting
Fair Means exploration of the Smoky.
When not on a river, Tim can be found teaching school or driving his four
children to and from soccer practice.
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