On the River Flow – April 2017

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Spring time in Corsica

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April 2017
Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter

 

April has been a great month in Slovenia and Corsica. The team of Jakub, Jake, Deb and Simon have started the sunny season early, ramping up to run a number of trips back to back.

Presently we are receiving a number of last minute requests for up coming trips. Please if you are very keen to join us, get in touch quickly, so we can ensure a place for you.

Our stripped down group and individual offer in Valsesia has been greeted well. We’ll be rolling this out in Norway and Slovenia. Whilst we have offered only full inclusive trips before. We have had both requests for a wider range of solution to hit everyones demands and budgets. Whilst we do not offer discounts, a value offer for coaching only solutions, especally for groups certainly makes us highly competitive on price. Add the quality of our coaching, the local knowledge and developed expertise from years of being at great paddling locations, and the “BANG for your BUCK” is pretty dam loud.

Check out our offers and get in contact soon.


 

Heading into a canyon on the Upper Golo, Corsica.

A NEW OFFER FOR COACHING IN ITALY

In 2017, we have rolled out a number of new programmes for both individuals and groups, a

 week long value package; 

Group 1800€ including airport shuttle, kayak/paddle hire & premium coaching.
Individual 900€ including airport shuttle, kayak/paddle hire & premium coaching.
  
Do you want to join us 30/7 April/May, 7/14 May and 21/28 May 2017?  See Piemonte Short Courses now for details.

VALSESIA FOR STEEP CREEKING
Since 2002, we’re been going to Valsesia in Piemonte for Steep Creeking. Every year since we have been hosting teaching trips to this great destinations, with amazing pool drop white water. Our current line up looks like this:

 

STEEP CREEKING TRIPS

30/7 MAY – 4 PLACES LEFT

7/16 MAY – 3 PLACES LEFT

21/28 MAY – 3 PLACES LEFT

 

INTRO TO CREEKING TRIPS

28/4 MAY/JUNE – 2 PLACES LEFT

4/11 JUNE – 2 PLACES LEFT

 

 

FRENCH ALPS IN SUMMER

During June the French Alps is home to some great white water.  Alpine in natural, being continuous and fast, these boulder gardens are fun in the sun.
 

Andrew Bonney heads up our French Alps programmes, running Guided Tours and BC Courses.  Our Guided Tours are 5 days guiding with coaching from Monday’s to Friday’s.  The British Canoeing courses we offer in the French Alps are from their river leader programmes.  The BC 4 & 5 Star, including assessments are available in June.  See below for dates:


GUIDED TOURS
13/17 June – Full Charger
20/24 June – Progressive & Dynamic
27/1 June/July –  Alpine Fundamentals

BC COURSES
5/6 June 16 – Advanced WWS&R
7/8 June 16 – 5 Star Training
9/10 June 16 – 5 Star Assessment

12/13 June 16 – Basic WWS&R

14/15 June 16 – 4 Star Training
16/17 June 16 – 4 Star Assessment

SOČA ALL SUMMER LONG
During 2017 we’ll be in residence all summer long in Slovenia on the prefect classroom for white water kayaking, the Soča. Our logistics base has been in the Soča Valley for over a decade now, and our local knowledge has been built up over a dozen seasons working in Slovenia. We have all the top spots for learning on the river dialled and deliver an completely authentic experience off the water too.  On offer are all our Skills Development courses, from Elemental Skills to River Leader Training. 

 

Andrew Bonney will start with our summer trips & courses from late June through to the end of August.
See the list below for both our summer & autumn Slovenian programme. 

 

SUMMER

3/10 June – Soca LaunchPad
24/1 /June/July – River Leader Training – incl. BC 4 Star & WWS&R
1/8 July  Fundamental Core 
5/12 August Elemental Skills
12/19 August – River Leader Training – incl. BC 4 Star & WWS&R

19/26 August – Fundamental Core 
26/2 August/Sept – Soca LaunchPad


AUTUMN
23/30 Sept – River Leader Training – incl. BC 4 Star & WWS&R
23/30 Sept Alpine River Leader Training – incl. BC 5 Star & AWWS&R
23/30 Sept – White Water Coach – incl. BC MWE

 

VALSESIA RIVER FESTIVAL 19/21 MAY 2017

A White Water Kayaking Festival for all, the Valsesia River Festival, has races, films & more

 

The Valsesia River Festival is for all White Water Paddlers, with open races & contests with competitive classes, accessible Steep Creeking Clinics too, and to top it all off, some great evening entertainment too.

 

See Valsesia River Festival for details.

Best Regards,

 

Simon Westgarth
Gene17 Ltd
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