aka …(Don’t really have a nickname that I know of)

“Second place is the first loser”


Current Occupation:
Navy Engineer
Dream Job: Somewhere that will let me play more sport
Passions: Paddling and trying hard to at least be good at it
Ambitions: To be good enough to make the PD’s Team for States, Nationals and Worlds
Claim to Fame/Infamy:
Met Phil Collins, Mark Knoffler (Dire Straits), all the members of Queen (except Freddie Mercury), Joe Cocker and a few others when working part time while at Uni

Favourite Stuff

Food: Anything that’s not healthy
Drinks: Gin and Tonic, stops malaria or so they say
Movies/Books/Music: Any movie with some action, PD’s end of season DVD (made by Kath), Youtube clip of the WCC Mixed Final last year
Super Hero or Villian: Mr Incredible

PDs Stuff

PD Member Since: January 2007
How I Got Into Paddling: Was dragged into the Navy team in 1999 whilst working down in Melbourne and travelled overseas to China and Penang to race, and was hooked after that.
Favourite PD Moment: Any race with the PD’s whether it be DB or OC
Three words to describe PDs: Passionate, fun, entertaining
How Other PDs Describe Graeme: Graeme is….suave…sophisticated…with salt water in his veins… a quiet achiever (He made the NSW State Masters Squad last season and didn’t make any noise about it); navy contact, always polite, top bloke, helpful, fun, super-fit, committed, ultra-reliable, friendly, positive, humerous, quiet achiever; Commander, fast, consistent; A bit of a gossip, chilled, always smiling, workhorse, relentless, the PD numbers-man, cheeky, generous, and has eyes in the back of his head that work well at night! Dependable and giving.
Favourite PD Photo Gallery Pic:

Other Stuff

Role Models, Heroes & Heroines: Mike “Sooty” Winter, first DB coach who got me into the sport and taught me that you go out to win every race, no matter who you are against, and Gav for his exceptional coaching skills, motivation and in boat entertainment
When not paddling most likely to be found: Paddling, gym, paddling, swimming, paddling and sometimes running
Three people you’d like to invite to dinner:
Adam Sadler, Jim Carey, Mike Myers, (Happy, Ace and Austin) it would be a laugh
Superstitions (Paddling or Otherwise): Have one paddle face forward when paddling on the right hand side and the other side forward when on the left