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About Us

Fluidskills van and canoe picture are a UK based company who work all across the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Headed up by managing director Darren Joy Fluidskills delivers high quality courses using only recognised and established coaches most suited to the coaching you require.

Not only do we offer National Governing Body awards but bespoke courses to suit your Paddlesports needs.

Darren Joy

Darren Joy kayak and canoe coach picture

The owner and head coach of Fluidskills, A full time BCU Level 5 Coach With a great deal of river experience under his boat. 

His leadership expertise, river awareness and intimate knowledge of the rivers of the UK and Europe make him a very skilled river guide and Coach. 

Darren also is a national trainer for British Canoeing for safety and rescue and leadership awards.

Helping so many people to rapidly progress their paddling; his enthusiasm for coaching and paddling is infectious.