On the River Flow – October 2017

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October 2017
Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter

Greetings!

The start of autumn rockets along, as summer’s delayed matters finally get attention. One long term project is to move the whole of Gene17Kayaking.com to Theme X running Trekksoft, and now this is finally underway. Some of our Trip 2018 dates are not up yet, please be patient with us on this matter.

Simon was in Slovenia to turn around logistics from the summer. PaddleExpo had a few interesting developments; another fast boat from Dagger, a new chest harness from Palm and some Krab Sticks from Whetman. Jakub has recently returned from Kyrgyzstan, Chris in the Yukon, Amy at Gauley Fest and new recruit Rowan James has been enjoying a long summer in Norway. Autumn and winter projects have been set, with paddling adventures for some, research projects for others and time to reflect on the season’s events for all.

Later this month our UK season kicks off down in Devon, with rain in the forecast and our drysuits are at the ready!

Autumn Gauge Delight….

 

 
GUIDING WITH AMY
 
We are please to offer new dates for autumn 2017 of our very popular Upper Dart Guiding. We have again recruited our long term trainee, intern and now much requested guide, Amy Elworthy. Whether it is your firs trip down one of England’s best Class IV runs or you wish to enjoy some fresher lines, this is a great way to enjoy the Upper Dart. Now with a new lower price too.

 

Upper Dart Guiding – a course to grasp fundamental comprehension & boat control
  • 22 Oct 17
  • 11/12 Nov 17 – Includes the first day of coaching
  • 2 Dec 17
  • 30 Dec 17
Want your own dates? Contact Us with a request.

 
AUTUMN & WINTER COURSE PROGRAMME
 
Here is our complete Devon & North Wales course programme for autumn & winter 2017/18.  Check out the dates below.  Many courses have strong bookings.

 

Fundamental Core Skills – a course to grasp fundamental comprehension & boat control
  • 4/5 Nov 17 Devon
  • 6/7 Jan 18 Devon

Progressive & Dynamic – moving on to style your lines

  • 11/12 Nov 17 Devon
  • 9/10 Dec 17 Devon
  • 28/29 Dec 17 Devon
  • 13/14 Jan 18 Devon
  • 17/18 Mar 18 North Wales

LaunchPad – getting you ready to step up to harder white water

  • 2/3 Dec 17 Devon
  • 7/8 Apr 18 North Wales

Boofs & Drops – starting to run drops, but want the control?

  • 11/12 Nov 17 Devon
  • 9/10 Dec 17 Devon
  • 20/21 Jan 18 Devon 

BC 3 Star WW Kayak Training & Assessment

  • 4/5 Nov 17 Devon
  • 6/7 Jan 18 Devon 

BC White Water Kayak Leader Training

  • 23/14 Nov 17 Devon
  • 13/14 Jan 18 Devon
  • 13/14 Jan 18 North Wales

BC Basic WW Safety & Rescue

  • 4/5 Nov 17 Devon
  • 25/26 Nov 17 Devon
  • 25/26 Nov 17 North Wales
  • 15/16 Jan 18 Devon

BC White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

  • 2/3 Dec 17 Devon
  • 13/14 Jan 18 Devon
  • 20/21 Jan 18 North Wales
  • 28/29 Oct 17 Devon
  • 21/22 Nov 17 Devon
  • 8/9 Jan 18 Devon
  • 13/14 Jan 18 Devon
  • 17/18 Feb 18 North Wales

BC Advanced WW Safety & Rescue

  • 26/27 Oct 17 Devon
  • 18/19 Nov 17 Devon
  • 9/10 Dec 17 North Wales
  • 6/7 Jan 18 Devon

BC Advanced White Water Kayak Leader Assessment

  • 2/3 Dec 17 Devon
  • 20/21 Jan 18 Devon

BC Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 27/28 Nov 2017 Devon
  • 11/12 Jan 2018 Devon 

BC Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Assessment

  • 1 Dec 2017 Devon
  • 10 Jan 2018 Devon 

BC Advanced Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 30/31 Oct 2017 Devon
  • 25/26 Nov 2017 Devon
  • 13/14 Jan 2018 Devon 
  • 1 Nov 2017 Devon
  • 30 Nov 2017 Devon
Want something else not on the list, Contact Us with a request.

COACH EDUCATION IN DEVON & BEYOND

We offer the both the BC Moderate Water Endorsement and BC Advanced Water Endorsement in Devon every autumn & winter. We bring our white water kayaking core beliefs to coach education. Providing insight into performance models, cut edge river running technique and delivering first rate coaching process strategies. If a weekend course is not enough why not join us for our week long White Water Coach programme in Slovenia next spring & in Norway next summer, our new Advanced White Water Coach training course.

For this autumn the uptake is already very strong for advanced white water paddlers, and we have lots of availability for intermediates & aspiring white water kayakers on BC 4 Star Training and BC Basic WWS&R, in addition to our coach eduction programmes, BC Moderate Water Endorsement & BC Advanced Water Endorsement.

 

There will be further work on Gene17Kayaking’s website over the coming months with a completely new fresh look, plus several new trips. Check out our News for updates and our Facebook Page.

 

If you do not see something for yourself above, why not drop us a line with a request.

Best Regards,

Simon Westgarth
Gene17 Ltd
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