On the River Flow – October 2016

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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 Werner. Jake is now in Nepal, Jakub is in Peru, whilst Deb, Bonney, Chris and Simon are all students again. 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 at the ready!

Mastering the paddlehook in action….

THE RIVERS SOURCE – 22/23 OCTOBER 2016

Rivers Source 2014

We still have a number of places on Gene17kayaking’s clinics and courses at the  River’s Source, a white water gathering. You can book online to have a day with top Coaches Simon Westgarth, Deb Pinniger, Andrew Bonney & Chris Eastabrook offer a range of clinics over 2 days. 

  • Fundamentals of white water
  • Upper Dart Master Class
  • Upper Dart Coaching 
  • Loop Coaching 
  • BCU 4 Star Training WW Kayak


SEVERAL CLINICS & COURSE FROM GENE17KAYAKING 

CLINICS – Saturday
  • Upper Dart Master Class with Simon Westgarth
  • FUNdamentals of white water with Chris Eastabrook
CLINICS – Sunday
  • Upper Dart Coaching with Chris Eastabrook
  • Loop Coaching with Simon Westgarth
WEEKEND COURSES
  • BCU 4 Star Training with Andrew Bonney
See BOOKING for details

OUR GREAT GROUP OFFER FOR ALL UK COURSES STILL AVAILABLE

Our closed course rate, of £250 a day for a Gene17kayaking coach for up to 4 white water paddlers is great value for money, as well as great coaching too. Contact Us for further information and booking.

 

We always run a full programme of white water courses for individuals too, and through the autumn into winter for 2016/17. Paddlers can of course book on individually, via our Course Webpage.  

 

JULIE’S INTRO TO CREEKING WEEK IN ITALY
Having paddled with Gene17kayaking last year in Italy on the 1st year they had programmed in an introduction to steep creeking aimed at paddlers like me, a grade 3ish paddler ! I enjoyed it so much it was an amazing adventure I wanted to revisit and up my paddling skills. Read what Julie thought of her time in Italy with Gene17. 

COACH EDUCATION IN DEVON & BEYOND

We offer the both the BCU Moderate Water Endorsement and BCU 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.

 


AUTUMN & WINTER COURSE PROGRAMME

Here is our complete Devon course programme for autumn & winter 2016/17.  Check out the dates below.  Many courses have strong bookings.

Fundamental Core Skills – a course to grasp fundamental comprehension & boat control
  • 22/23 Oct 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon
  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon
Progressive & Dynamic – moving on to style your lines

  • 29/30 Oct 16 Devon
  • 7/8 Jan 17 Devon
  • 4/5 Feb 17 Devon
LaunchPad – getting you ready to step up to harder white water

  • 29/30 Oct 16 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 18/19 Feb 17 Devon
Boofs & Drops – starting to run drops, but want the control?

  • 19/20 Nov 16 Devon
  • 1/2 Dec 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Jan 17 Devon

 

BCU 3 Star WW Kayak Training & Assessment

  • 22/23 Oct 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon
  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon

 

BCU 4 Star WW Kayak Training

 

  • 22/23 Oct 16 Devon
  • 19/20 Nov 16 Devon
  • 24/25 Nov 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Jan 17 Devon
  • 18/19 Feb 17 Devon

BCU Basic WW Safety & Rescue

  • 20/21 Oct 16 Devon
  • 29/30 Oct 16 Devon
  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 4/5 Mar 17 Devon
BCU 4 Star WW Kayak Assessment

  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Jan 16 Devon
  • 3/4 Nov 16 Devon
  • 19/20 Nov 16 Devon
  • 7/8 Jan 17 Devon
  • 25/26 Feb 17 Devon
BCU Advanced WW Safety & Rescue

  • 5/6 Nov 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Nov 16 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 16 Devon
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 4/5 Mar 17 Devon
BCU 5 Star WW Kayak Assessment

  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon
  • 21/22 Jan 16 Devon
BCU Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 24/25 Oct 2016 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 28/29 Jan 2017 Devon

 

BCU Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Assessment

  • 26 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 23 Nov 2016 Devon

 

BCU Advanced Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 31/1 Oct/Nov 2016 Devon
  • 26/27 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 14/15 Jan 2017 Devon

 

  • 2 Nov 2016 Devon
  • 16 Jan 2017 Devon
Want something else not on the list, Contact Us with a request.
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 BCU 4 Star Training and BCU Basic WWS&R, in addition to our coach eduction programmes, BCU Moderate Water Endorsement & BCU 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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