Guido Grugnola

ISKGA Advanced Guide


Telephone: +39 335 28 66 06

Base of operation: Milano

Guido started sea kayaking in 1974. After having paddled the most difficult whitewater in the Alps, several of which where “first descend”, he paddled and guided along the coasts of New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, France, Ireland, the Solent, the Scilly Isles, the English and Bristol Channel, Corsica, Elba, etc.

He is the first kayaker to have circumnavigated single-handed and unsupported the Italian peninsula from Trieste to Ventimiglia (2011), covering 2009 miles in 94 days of paddling, Sicily covering 599 miles over 25 days of paddling (24.0 NM/day) and Sardinia covering 587 miles over 21 days of paddling (28.0 NM/day)

Guido holds a Sea Kayak FICK (Italian Federation) Coach, Guide, Maestro, Maestro Assessor and Paddle-Ability Maestro Certificate. He holds a BC 4 Star Leader and ISKGA Advanced Guide certificate.

Guido has also worked at sea having sailed and coached professionally onboard IOR, IMS, IRC and Maxi Yachts. He took part in 21 Italian and 16 World Championships. In 1980-81 he was navigator, helmsman and sail trimmer on board Rolly Go during the Whitbread Round the Word Race (28,000 miles, all 4 legs), now known as the Volvo Ocean Race. Guido speaks italian, french, english and german.

“To be a guide is the most rewarding way to explore a shoreline, feel the movement of the swell, hear and smell where the sea and land meet, and know that your group is making safe progress and enjoying the experience day after day”

Guido Grugnola

Advanced Guide

ISKGA - Advanced Guide/National Trainer
Module Date Trainer/Assessor Tick
Advanced Guide Observation 2015-03-26 Sea Kayaking Cornwall
VHF License 2014-04-02
Coaching BC Lvl 2 Coach, EPP Lvl 4 (Red) Assessor
First Aid 2015-02-15 NARS Beach Lifeguard
Continued Professional Development
First Aid & CPD Log
Module Provided Modules
Advanced Skills
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership
Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Skills
Coastal Observation
Coastal Planning
Coastal Leadership
Incident Management
Sea Survival