Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2019

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Issue: # May 2019 Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2019 Greetings! Do you want to go Steep Creeking, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all those great things together in one place this spring, the Valsesia River Festival. Plus with a massive snow pack from this winter, throughout May is going to be the … Read More

Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2016

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Issue: # April 2016 Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2016   Greetings! Do you want to go Steep Creekin’, enjoy Italian food and love paddling? If so, we’ll bring all those great things together in one place this spring, the Valsesia River Festival. A River Festival for ALL paddlers; we have races for the competitive, clinics for the … Read More

A busy Weekend ahead….

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Gene17Kayaking is looking at a very busy weekend on and off the river. We have 65 paddlers on courses & assessments this weekend across Devon. Chris Eastabrook & Simon Westgarth on a BCU 5 Star Assessment, Deb Pinniger & Andrew Bonney on a BCU 4 Star Assessment/BCU Basic WWS&R course, Nick Horwood running clinics on the Upper Dart, Amy Elworthy … Read More

On the River Flow – October 2015

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If your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt. Issue: # October 2015 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   The dust has finally settled from the summer. All the logisitics have been reset, with vans and boats now in storage at our base in Slovenia. Jake is about to go to India, Jakub is off to Peru, Deb has started her PhD, … Read More

On the River Flow – September 2015

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Issue: # September 2015 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 have been reset, vans, kayaks and paddles all stored away in Slovenia, ready for March and our 2016 trips. En route to Slovenia, … Read More

On the River Flow – July 2015

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Issue: # July 2015 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter With the large influx of paddlers joining us across Europe, we have trained of more coaches for our team and the increased our capacity to accommodate more fun across all of our destinations. Our 2015 programme has been a huge success, with trips running concurrently in Norway and Slovenia all summer long, … Read More

Sjoa River Festival 2015 – June Update

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It’s been great here in Sjoa, summer is certainly here and only a couple more weeks until the festival starts, we’re in the mood for summer fun. Below is an info update for this year’s Sjoa River Festival. The festival is again in Bjølstadmo where Strie Strømmer is located. Registration: Pre-registration at disccounted price (450NOK) is now available HERE This … Read More

On the River Flow – June 2015

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Piemonte Steep Creeking Video early May 2015 Issue: # June 2015 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   Our spring creeking season surely delivered this year. From Corsica to Ticino and at our home from home in Valsesia, some 60 paddlers joined us on one week programmes to style lines and to hit great boofs. Above is a video from Alex filmed … Read More

Autumn 2015 Coaching Course Dates

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At the peak of the summer, when many paddlers are heading out the door for adventures overseas, or have come back from spring creeking, its hard to start to think about the coming autumn. Still at Gene17 we like to lay out our plans well ahead of time, so paddlers get to see what we have on offer as soon … Read More

Valsesia River Festival 2015 Round Up

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Here is a full report on the recent Valsesia River Festival 2015, Gene17Kayaking & Il Gatto e la Volpe ran in Campertogno, Valsesia. With great support from Sweet Protection, Palm Equipment & Exo Kayaks. Thank you. Below a clip from one of our clinics. Boof Clinic Demo Lower Sermenza late May 2015 Running the demo on the Lower Sermenza. Simon … Read More