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Do you want to sharpen up your paddling?

No-one improves by being bombarded with facts from a million different directions or by using flatwater strokes in a dynamic, three dimensional white water environment. You need a flexible, dynamic and focused course to produce a flexible, dynamic and focused kayaker. Which is what we’ll give you

A Gene17 course is more than a syllabus. Sure, we’ve got loads of things to show you, but they don’t just come from ‘assessment syllabi’ or ‘recommended course contents’. They come from our years of experience on the water, all over the world

Whatever the course, our aim is to make you a better paddler. Or a better coach. Or both. Steep creeking, fundamental white water or coach training, we’ll show you the river as a dynamic and changeable environment so you can learn to be a dynamic and changeable paddler. We’ll concentrate on the core tools you need and we’ll strip away what doesn’t work. And, of course, we’ll have fun doing it. Click for BOOKING INFO

If you don’t see a course that suits you, just get in touch and talk to us. We can easily arrange one-to-one sessions, personal skills courses or any other ICU or BC courses or assessments you need

Our BC Courses


BC Level 3 Coaching Award
BC MWE WW Kayak Coaching Award
BC AWE WW Kayak Coaching Award
BC 3 Star WW Kayak Award
BC 4 Star WW Kayak Award
BC 5 Star WW Kayak Award
BC Basic & Advanced WW Safety & Rescue

Our Technique Short Courses


Intro to WW  WW II
Fundamental Core / 3 Star  WW II/III+
Progressive & Dynamic  WW III/IV
LaunchPad WW III/IV
Boofs & Drops  WW IV
MoT My Paddling
Upper Dart Coaching  WW III/IV
East Lyn Steep Creeking  WW IV

Our Accredited Courses


River Leader & Alpine River Leader Training
– inc. BC 4/5 Star & WWS&R / AWWS&R

WW Coach & AWW Coach
– inc. BC MWE/AWE

D4DR River Pro, WW & Class V
– Intensive Development Programmes

BC Level 3 WW Kayak Training


Coaching sessions on whitewater
This award is currently under development and can currently only be delivered by the National Centres. We’ll expect some progress on a wider release soon, thus we are Awaiting BC Confirmation at present. >>BC Resources
BC Level 3 WW Kayak Training
£180

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BC Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training


Coaching sessions on whitewater
The new white water coaching award for coaches that have come through the UKCC route or APL’ed from L3 Inland Kayak. The MWE is an award to shape a developing coach with previous river experience into a white water coach for a Class II(III) environment. We spend 2 days on training, to cover best practise for techniques, the coaching of tactics, usefulness of venues, plus equipping river leaders to guide a range of paddlers successfully. All the very elements you’d expect from Gene17. All details can be found on Canoe England’s MWE webpage. >>BC Resources

BC MWE WW Kayak Training
£180

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BC Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Assessment


Guiding on whitewater
The MWE is an award from coaching in a Class II(III) environment. A single day Assessment with several coaching sessions whilst leading a group down a Class II(III) section of WW, showing both the behaviours of a UKCC L2 Coach, along to the expertise of river running Class II(III) to be a WW Coach. >>BC Resources

BC MWE WW Kayak Assessment
£125

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BC Advanced Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training


Running drops on the East Lyn
The new advanced white water coaching award for coaches that have come through the UKCC route or are L3 Inland Kayak Coaches with 5 Star or L4 Inland Kayak Coaches. The AWE is an award to shape a developing coach with extensive river experience into an advanced white water coach for a Class III/IV environment. We spend 2 days on training, to cover best practise for techniques, the coaching of tactics, usefulness of venues, plus equipping advanced river leaders to guide a range of paddlers successfully. All the very elements you’d expect from Gene17. >>BC Resources

BC AWE WW Kayak Training
2 Days £180/3 Days £250

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BC Advanced Water Endorsement WW Kayak Assessment


Boofin' in the East Lyn Gorge
The AWE is an award from coaching in a Class III/IV environment. A single day Assessment with several coaching sessions whilst leading a group down a Class III/IV section of WW, showing both the behaviours of a BC L2 Coach, along to the expertise of river running Class III/IV to be an advanced WW Coach. >>BC Resources

BC AWE WW Kayak Assessment
£250 Full Day, w/ 1 Candidate ONLY

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BC 3 Star WW Kayak Training & Assessment


Mastering eddy turns on the Walkham
Get to grips with the fundamentals. Give us two days and we’ll show you how! Whether you want to push your grade or you’re surviving your way down grade II+, we’ll take you back to the source and work on the core skills you need to take on whitewater world-wide. >>BC Resources

BC 3 Star WW Kayak Training & Assessment
£180

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BC 4 Star WW Kayak Training


Boofin' Triple 1 Dart Loop
What’s 4* training about? It’s all about giving you the tools and techniques you need to tackle the river. We use a fresh approach, whether it’s dynamic boat control and group control or it’s opening your eyes to the river as a dynamic, three dimensional environment. The goal’s not just to survive the river, it’s to paddle it safely and with style. >>BC Resources

BC 4 Star WW Kayak Training
£180

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BC 4 Star WW Kayak Training & Basic WWS&R Combo


Fun on the river
One hit two courses, our combo’s brings an intensive 4 days, bringing together all the elements of both BC 4 Star Training and Basic WWS&R in a 4 day course. It’s as simple as that. This course is led by market leading professionals, with considerable experience whom are ready to guide and coach you to become white water river leaders. >>BC Resources

BC 4 Star WW Kayak Training & Basic WWS&R Combo
£330

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BC 4 Star WW Kayak Assessment


Boofin' on the Dart Loop
Why book an assessment when you can just come paddling? We cut down on the stress by paddling a couple of the South West’s classics without making it feel like an exam. Our non-interventionist approach is simple: come boating for a couple of days and if you’re good enough at running grade II-III with other confident paddlers (and all the other stuff’s sorted) we’ll give you your 4*. What could be simpler? >>BC ResourcesPlease be certain to have completed and sent to BC your Leadership Registration Form

BC 4 Star WW Kayak Assessment
£180

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BC 5 Star WW Kayak Training


East Lyn Double Drop
What’s 5* training about? It’s all about giving you the tools and techniques you need to tackle the river. We use a new school approach, whether it’s dynamic boat control and group control or it’s opening your eyes to the river as a dynamic, three dimensional environment. The goal’s not just to survive the river, it’s to paddle it safely and with style. Paddles Magazine 5 Star Training Course Review PDF 1Mb. >>BC Resources

BC 5 Star WW Kayak Training
£180

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BC 5 Star WW Kayak Training & Advanced WWS&R Combo


Fun on the Hoakoak
One hit two courses, our combo’s brings an intensive 4 days, bringing together all the elements of both BC 5 Star Training and Advanced WWS&R in a 4 day course. It’s as simple as that. This course is led by market leading professionals, with considerable experience whom are ready to guide and coach you to become advanced river leaders. >>BC Resources

BC 5 Star WW Kayak Training & Advanced WWS&R Combo
£330

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BC 5 Star WW Kayak Assessment


Boofin' on the Dart Loop
Why book an assessment when you can just come paddling? We cut down on the stress by paddling a couple of the South West’s classics without making it feel like an exam. Our non-interventionist approach is simple: come boating for a couple of days and if you’re good enough at running grade III-IV with your peers (and all the other stuff’s sorted) we’ll give you your 5*. What could be simpler? >>BC Resources, including the LR Form

BC 5 Star WW Kayak Assessment
£180

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BC Basic WW Safety & Rescue


Live Bait scenarios
Our WW Safety & Rescue Course, focuses on all the fundamental elements for safe river running, group management and key rescue techniques for a Class II/III environment. This course is about comprehending the WW environment, safe river practise and simply solutions for river rescues. A practical course using basic gear, where the Basic WWS&R is a pre-req for 4 Star WW Kayak Assessment. >>BC Resources

BC Basic WW Safety & Rescue
£150

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BC Advanced WW Safety & Rescue


Pig Rig set up
Our Advanced WW Safety & Rescue course is on steep ground, we look at generating a positive group dynamic, communication and rapid management. Plus we examine numerous common rescue techniques used in advanced environments, and as we have masses of experience at this level, we’ll show you a host of front line tips for safer paddling. >>BC Resources

BC Advanced WW Safety & Rescue
£150

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Intro to White Water Kayaking


Intro to White Water Kayaking on the River Dart
Kayaking takes you places, so why not learn to kayak? Our Intro to White Water Kayaking is based on the River Dart, and delivered by core coaches who offer a great start to your kayaking down rapids and through waves. Learn to read white water, grasp the fundamental tactics and begin to develop techniques to get you going. All equipment is on offer with this Intro to WW Kayaking 2 day course.
Intro to White Water Kayaking
£150

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MoT My Paddling


Boof observation on the Upper Dart
A complete Critical Analysis of your paddling. Using both observation and video capture, our coach will build a complete profile of your paddling, and reply with a comprehensive report with video examples. The coach may request specific moves or lines to ensure a fuller picture is grasped. We may offer on the spot coaching to ensure rapid changes in outcomes, plus give insightful feedback.

(We can also offer this service for coaching sessions and leadership development. Note the price is for a half day with our coach, for coaching and leadership evaluations, the session may demand a full day, depending on the session/section planned).

MoT My Paddling
£120

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Fundamental Core Skills


Running Triple Drop Dart Loop
Get to grips with the fundamentals and get your BC 3 Star. Give us two days and we’ll show you how! Whether you want to push your grade or you’re surviving your way down grade III+, we’ll take you back to the source and work on the core skills you need to take on whitewater world-wide. Paddles Magazine Fundamental Core Skills Review PDF 0.5Mb

Fundamental Core Skills
£180/200€

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Progressive & Dynamic


East Lyn Fun
Let us help you step it up a level! If you’ve got the core skills, we’ll show you how to apply new-school dynamic paddling techniques to grade III whitewater. It’s not just about top-to-bottom survival: we’ll teach you a bag of tricks that’ll help you style your way down as an active member of the group, rather than having to rely on someone else to show you the way

Progressive & Dynamic
£180/200€

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LaunchPad


Finding the energy from the river
So often on our Steep Creeking trips, we find paddlers have progressed on to steep terrain quickly, sometimes even flying by the seat of their pants. It’s plain to see that there is something missing in their paddling, whether technical or tactical, or a combination of both. LaunchPad is the course we’ve always wanted for them.

With so many elements needed to be in place for the rocket to get off the ground, its hard to always grasp what they are and what methods are best. LaunchPad takes a holistic approach to getting your desired lines, whereby Gene17kayaking will examine your performance, address any missing parts and coach you through changing your paddling. So the next time you’re trying to focus on all the elements in play to run the next rapid, you’ll be ready to launch from the launchpad.

LaunchPad
£180

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Upper Dart Coaching


Upper Dart Coaching
As paddler step up to the challenge of Class III/IV, river sections like the Upper Dart are great runs to enjoy. Yet the skills set from an intermediate paddler can be easily tested on harder water white, so we offer our insightful coaching on one of the UK’s finest days out.
Upper Dart Coaching
£90

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Boofs & Drops


More Upper Dart Fun
Boof it, flare it or melt it? We’ll show you how to tackle pushier water, bigger drops and more challenging rivers. We’re all about specific skills, so we’ll cover the whole range from break-outs to boofs. There’s no ‘drop in at the top and hope for the best’, but there is a new, dynamic freeride style, waiting for you to take it to the water. Paddles Magazine Boofs & Drops Course Review

Boofs & Drops
£180/200€

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East Lyn Steep Creeking


Boof clinic on the East Lyn Fun
The East Lyn river on Exmoor, a genuine source to sea white water trip. Home to some excellent steep creeking UK style with drops and slides to enjoy. We offer a day’s steep creeking clinic focusing on tactics and the technique to deliver the moves desired off drops. A day with full video analysis and technical insight, to aid your paddling performance.
East Lyn Steep Creeking
£90

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River Leader Training Course – Soča, Slovenia


Inspecting a line on the Upper Soca
For the Paddler who is comfortable paddling on Class II and III whitewater, but wants the confidence to guide others. Set in the perfect natural classroom of the Soča river, this course will have you guiding, coaching, and making decisions with confidence on Class III rivers.

We’ve put this course together for BC and ICU Level 2 coaches who want to step their game up a notch. To ease out that step up to the new Moderate Water Endorsement or Level 3 Coach, we’ll cover everything from your paddling skills and coaching methods to modern, dynamic guiding techniques and real-world group management.

This course will include, BC 4 Star Training & BC Basic WWS&R

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Soča, Slovenia – River Leader Training Course – Pay Trip Deposit 450€

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Alpine River Leader Training Course – Soča, Slovenia


Guiding on the Soca slalom site
Set in the perfect natural classroom of the Soča river, this course will have you guiding, coaching, and making decisions with confidence on Class III and IV whitewater.

We’ve put this course together for BC and ICU level 3 and 4 coaches who want to step their game up a notch. To ease out that step up to advanced white water, we’ll cover everything from your paddling skills and coaching methods to modern, dynamic guiding techniques and real-world group management

This course will include, BC 5 Star Training & BC Advanced WWS&R

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Soča, Slovenia – Alpine River Leader Training Course – Pay Trip Deposit 450€

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White Water Coach – Soča, Slovenia


Kayak Guiding on Soca
For the paddler who wishes to coach on Class II and III whitewater. Set in the perfect natural classroom of the Soča river, this course will have you guiding, coaching, and making decisions with confidence on Class III rivers.

We’ve put this course together for paddlers who are following either a formal coach education like BC or for anyone wishing simply to learn to coach white water kayaking. We’ll cover everything from your paddling skills and coaching methods to modern, dynamic guiding techniques and real-world group management.

This course can include, BC Moderate Water Endorsement

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Soča, Slovenia – White Water Coach – Pay Trip Deposit 450€

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Advanced White Water Coach – Soča, Slovenia or Sjoa, Norway


Kayak Coaching on Lori
A course for white water kayakers who already coach or wish to coach on Class IV. This program is shaped by what we do at Gene17, all our core elements. We’ll offer the very best in teaching the modern style, how to coach individuals within a group and providing the tactics for formal river running. By the end of the week you’ll know where you are in terms of personal progression, and where you need to go in order to become the next generation of Advanced WW Coach.

This course can include, BC Advanced Water Endorsement

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Soča, Slovenia or Sjoa, Norway – Advanced White Water Coach – Pay Trip Deposit 450€

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D4DR River Pro – Intensive Development Programme


Rafting on Sjoa“D4DR” the Adventure Gene, whether you have it or not, our intensive development programme is for those wishing to learn to paddle.
Our 2 week programme is built around 3 core areas; Raft Guide Training, Incident Management and River Leadership. We’ll train all comes from absolute beginners to experienced kayakers to become river professionals. Over the 2 weeks we’ll focusing on the hard skills needed to guide a raft, river rescue techniques with a WRT course as well as incident management with a REC First Aid course. All based at the Sjoa Kayak Camp, home to some of the best and accessible white water in Europe. Further details to come
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D4DR River Pro – Intensive Development Programme – Pay Trip Deposit 750€

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D4DR WW – Intensive Development Programme


Running drops on Lori
Our 2 week programme on Class III and beyond, that will be built around 3 core areas; Core Kayak Technique, Rescue Technician & Kayak Guiding/Coaching. Where possible international recognised qualifications and training will be offered to ensure the widest employment possibilities.
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D4DR WW – Intensive Development Programme – Pay Trip Deposit 750€

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D4DR Class V Intensive Development Programme


Boofin' into the unknown
Our 2 week programme will be built around 3 core areas; River Guiding, Rescue Technician & Personal Paddling. Where possible international recognised qualifications and training will be offered to ensure the widest employment possibilities. Further details to come
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D4DR Class V – Intensive Development Programme – Pay Trip Deposit 750€

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