On the River Flow – September 2016

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September 2016
Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter

 

After a very busy year with trips, courses and events, September has brought a minor respite, a pause if you like, before the cycle begins again. The logistics are soon to be reset, where by normally vans, kayaks and paddles all stored away in Slovenia, ready for March and our 2017 trips. However this autumn much of the gear is heading to Devon for several new projects, one of which you can read about below.

En route from Slovenia, Simon will be working at PADDLEexpo in Germany, the european paddlesports trade show, and will reveal all few highlights in our October news. Jake has been out in Russia for the summer and started several filming projects, some of which has focused on his paragliding pursuits. Jakub has been training towards his annual Sickline racing push here in Norway, and Deb has been sea kayak gliding for a few months in between her research projects. Currently Bonney is seeing out the final days of the season in Slovenia, after another great “Soča All Summer Long” programme.

It looks like quite an acemedic up take of late at Gene17Kayaking, with Simon joining Chris on a DProf at UCLAN, Deb mid way through her PhD and Bonney about to start the final year of his Bachelors degree. Below we have our autumn programme outlined, and some exciting news. More news will come in a few days on another exciting development that we see Gene17Kayaking open up to a wide scope of paddlers. Until then, happy paddling.

 

Midnight sunlight has finally given away to crisp starry nights here in Norway


THIS AUTUMN SEVERAL CLINICS & COURSE FROM GENE17KAYAKING 

CLINICS
COURSES

BRITISH CANOEING COURSES


MENTORING & ONE2ONE COACHING
  • Performance Development
  • Coaching & Leadership Development
  • One2one Coaching
See COURSES for details

NEW – INTRO TO WHITE WATER
For years at Gene17Kayaking we have focused on the core areas where our services have been demanded within in the performance coaching end of paddling. Yet at times we are often radically changing and shaping performances that were based on traditional and often stale ideas.  

From autumn 2016, we are now going to grasp the nettle and start a regular programme of Intro to White Water classes.  These will occur roughly every 4 weeks and will run throughout the season in Devon.  Key resources have been brought in from our logistics based in Slovenia, plus we’ll have equipment available from our leading paddlesports manufactures for our paddlers to use.  


We’ll offer these courses for both individuals, groups and clubs.  Our GREAT CLOSED COURSE RATE with our quality of coaching is superb value.  For this new programme of courses see: Intro to WW and CONTACT US to get started.
 

OPENING WEEKEND WITH GENE17KAYAKING THIS AUTUMN – 22/23 OCT 2016
Top Coaches Simon Westgarth, Deb Pinniger, Andrew Bonney & Chris Eastabrook offer a range of clinics over 2 days, plus guiding on the Upper Dart with local girl and Gene17 Brand Ambassador Amy Elworthy. Full Details to come early next week.


AUTUMN & WINTER COURSE PROGRAMME

Here is our complete Devon course programme for autumn & winter 2016/17.  Check out the dates below.  Many courses have strong bookings.

Fundamental Core Skills – a course to grasp fundamental comprehension & boat control
  • 15/16 Oct 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon
  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon
     
Progressive & Dynamic – moving on to style your lines

  • 29/30 Oct 16 Devon
  • 7/8 Jan 17 Devon
  • 4/5 Feb 17 Devon
     
LaunchPad – getting you ready to step up to harder white water

  • 29/30 Oct 16 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 18/19 Feb 17 Devon
     
Boofs & Drops – starting to run drops, but want the control?

  • 19/20 Nov 16 Devon
  • 1/2 Dec 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Jan 17 Devon 

BCU 3 Star WW Kayak Training & Assessment

  • 15/16 Oct 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon
  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon

BCU 4 Star WW Kayak Training

  • 22/23 Oct 16 Devon
  • 19/20 Nov 16 Devon
  • 24/25 Nov 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Jan 17 Devon
  • 18/19 Feb 17 Devon

BCU Basic WW Safety & Rescue

  • 20/21 Oct 16 Devon
  • 29/30 Oct 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 4/5 Mar 17 Devon
     
BCU 4 Star WW Kayak Assessment

  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Jan 16 Devon

  • 3/4 Nov 16 Devon
  • 19/20 Nov 16 Devon
  • 7/8 Jan 17 Devon
  • 25/26 Feb 17 Devon
BCU Advanced WW Safety & Rescue

  • 5/6 Nov 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Nov 16 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 4/5 Mar 17 Devon 
BCU 5 Star WW Kayak Assessment

  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Jan 16 Devon
     
BCU Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 24/25 Oct 2016 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 28/29 Jan 2017 Devon

BCU Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Assessment

  • 26 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 23 Nov 2016 Devon

BCU Advanced Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 31/1 Oct/Nov 2016 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 2017 Devon

  • 2 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 16 Jan 2017 Devon
Want something else not on the list, Contact Us with a request.

UPPER DART GUIDING – AMY ELWORTHY
From this autumn we will again be offering regular Upper Dart guiding with our Brand Ambassador Amy Elworthy.  Several years back Amy tentatively joined Gene17 on a trip in Norway, after a few knock backs with her own paddling experiences.  With a long term development plan, hard work and dedication Amy has become a solid Class IV paddler and river guide.  She recently joined us on our Next Generation programme, a summer internship in Norway and has completed her BCU 5 Star River Leader Award.  Amy has been guiding fiends and family down the Upper Dart for some time now, and she’ll ensure you’ll have a great time and learn some fine lines too.  The Upper Dart guiding with Amy is very popular, and after several requests we have added an optional warm up day on the Dart Loop.   See Guiding with Amy for further details and booking.

See you on the river.


 

Best Regards,

 

Simon Westgarth
Gene17 Ltd
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