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

Julie’s Intro to Creeking week in Italy

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Whilst everyone differs in their interpretation of a coach kayak paddling holiday we all go on these trips to perhaps paddle a new venue, up our paddling skills and paddle with like minded paddlers. Its also not just about the paddling its a holiday too. Having paddled with Gene17kayaking last year in Italy on the 1st year they had programmed … Read More

On the River Flow – Autumn 2016

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Issue: # September 2016 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   Greetings! Devonshre delights await with the autumn paddling season soon to start. We have a full line up of clinics and courses, and whilst paddlers are signing up, we have a wide range on offer too. Our well known staff are super keen after a summer away to crack on with … Read More

Rivers Source 2016 22/23 October 2016 – Opens

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As the summer has recently swung around to autumn, Gene17Kayaking’s schedule starts to focus in at the autumn & winter programme. News on our full course dates, can be found in autumn courses. To start our Devonshire residence we run the Rivers Source gathering, with attractive clinics and weekend courses. Most of Gene17Kayaking’s top team will be in attendance, along … Read More

On the River Flow – September 2016

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Issue: # 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 … Read More