Soca All Summer Long – June 2017 News

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Issue: # June 2017 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   Greetings! After 6 weeks in Slovenia for early spring, our whole operation has moves to Valsesia in Italy for another 6 weeks. Our Steep Creeking spring is soon over, after which we head to France, Norway and back to Slovenia. With spring over, our attentions are drawn to the coming summer … Read More

Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2017

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Issue: # May 2017 Your Invitation to the Valsesia River Festival 2017   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 the later snow melt this year, late May is probably going to be … Read More

On the River Flow – April 2017

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Spring time in Corsica Issue: # 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 … Read More

On the River Flow – March 2017

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Issue: # March 2017 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter After a challenging winter in Devon, our spring season has just started in Slovenia. Both Jakub Sedivy and Deb Pinniger have joined Simon Westgarth on the Soča. First up is our Next Generation Training course, a kind of boot camp for those wish to join the industry. Soon Jake Holland will also … Read More

On the River Flow – End of Winter 2017

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Issue: # End of Winter 2017 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter Whilst the UK courses are still running on now more rain has come, our season is about to start in Slovenia with our first trips. We’re excited as ever to get out to the Soča very soon. For 2017, we have expanded our Short Course porgrammes in both Italy and … Read More

Edging, it’s all a question of when, for how long and how much

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As an observer of performance, in being a coach, it is always a surprising thing when the same behaviours in white water kayaking happen time and again. A common scenario, is when a paddler is heading for a break out, has their eddy turn programme pre-loaded metres before the eddy line. With the kayak already edged into the turn, the boat … Read More

On the River Flow – February 2017

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Issue: # February 2017 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   With the UK short courses programme continuing into early spring off the back of this unbelievable la Nina signature. With dozens of course postponements throughout the UK course season, due to a very low rain fall autumn and winter. Thankfully we have managed to run several courses and assessments, simply by … Read More

Looking for the Next Generation 2017

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We are looking for the Next Generation in white water kayaking from leading coaches, solid paddlers to expert river guides We are please to announce the opening of application for our Next Generation Training Programme. The week’s course will run 25th March to 1st April 2017 in Slovenia on the Soča River. Gene17kayaking’s staff of Jakub Sedivy, Simon Westgarth & … Read More

On the River Flow – November 2016

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Issue: # November 2016 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   Greetings! We are currently in the throws of running through our autumn/winter short course programme in the UK. With little rain to cheer about until yesterday, the season has been a non-starter to date. Thankfully we are on a reboot and off running from this weekend.  The likes of Andrew Bonney, … Read More

On the River Flow – October 2016

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Issue: # October 2016 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   Greetings! September certainly rocked along fast. We were in Slovenia for an Alpine River Leader training course, and also to turn around logistics from the summer. PaddleExpo had a few interesting developments; another good looking throwbag from Palm, a great new white water kayak from Pyranha and stronger Odachi paddles from … Read More