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Holiday Facilitators: Mark Gunston

skill, experience, warmth


Mark has been teaching watersports for over 35 years and is a qualified RYA Windsurfing Trainer. He managed a watersports centre in Cornwall for 6 years and during the late 1980s worked at a Windsurfing Club on the Sea of Galilee. He has taught at a variety of centres in England, Greece, Sardinia and San Francisco and is one of the UK’s most experienced Windsurfing teachers.

In 1998 he established and managed a Fitness Centre in New Delhi. Mark qualified as an internationally licensed Ski Instructor in 2001 and has worked in Austria, France, Italy, Spain and Vermont as a Ski Instructor, Ski Guide and Resort Manager. He is also a certified  Life Coach. Mark has been teaching in Atsitsa since 1996 and, realising a lifetime's ambition, completed a degree in Film Production and Screenwriting at the University of Chichester in 2017. 

Mark relocated to Scotland in 2020 and now owns and manages a kayak and paddle-board centre during the summer in Kilchattan Bay on the Isle of Bute.

What people say about Mark and his courses:

Kayaking was fun but challenging

Kayaking with Mark is a joy and so confidence building

Mark – safe, clear, confidence building

Mark’s kayaking was lovely.

Excellent as always, feel safe and well organised. Learned lots.

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