On the River Flow – November 2016

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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, Deb Pinniger, Nick Horwood, Amy Elworthy and Simon Westgarth are in Devon to ensure our performance coaching programmes are deliveried to keep paddlers stoked. Both Jakub Sedivy and Jake Holland are on their travels. Jakub is in Peru and recently completed the Abyssmo canyon of the Apurimac river, whilst Jake is geting his production business new projects in Nepal.

Presently bookings are strong for this autumn and into winter, lets hope the wet weather stays.

Jakub’s dawn view of Machu Picchu in Peru

AUTUMN 2016 REBOOT IS A GO
Feels like we’ve been waiting a long time to go paddling in the UK this autumn……..thankfully the weather has started to change and people have gotten out recently. During the last month we have been postponing many courses, moving over one hundred bookings, which has created a mountain of admin and many busy weekends to come……

AUTUMN COURSE SCHEDULE

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
  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 27/28 Feb 16 Devon
Progressive & Dynamic – moving on to style your lines

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

  • 10/11 Dec 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 – 2 places available
  • 1/2 Dec 16 Devon – 1 place available
  • 21/22 Jan 17 Devon
Upper Dart Coaching – a day on one of England’s prime white water runs
  • 26 Nov 16 Devon – 3 places available
  • 27 Nov 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 3 Dec 16 Devon – 1 place available
  • 21 Jan 16 Devon
BCU 3 Star WW Kayak Training & Assessment

  • 17/18 Dec 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 27/28 Feb 16 Devon
BCU 4 Star WW Kayak Training

  • 24/25 Nov 16 Devon
  • 10/11 Dec 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 12/13 Jan 17 Devon
  • 18/19 Feb 17 Devon

BCU Basic WW Safety & Rescue

  • 26/27 Nov 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 3/4 Dec 16 Devon – 3 places available
  • 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 – 2 places available
  • 21/22 Jan 17 Devon
  • 24/25 Nov 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 7/8 Jan 17 Devon
  • 25/26 Feb 17 Devon
BCU Advanced WW Safety & Rescue

  • 21/22 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 – 1 place available
  • 21/22 Jan 17 Devon  – 3 places available
BCU Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 12/13 Nov 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 28/29 Nov 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 10/11 Dec 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 28/29 Jan 17 Devon
BCU Moderate Water Endorsement WW Kayak Assessment

  • 23 Nov 16 Devon
  • 5 Dec 16 Devon – 1 place available
BCU Advanced Water Endorsement WW Kayak Training

  • 21/22 Nov 16 Devon – 2 places available
  • 14/15 Jan 17 Devon
  • 16 Jan 17 Devon
Want something else not on the list, Contact Us with a request.

THE GENE17 ADVENTURE PADDLERS WEEKEND 2/4 DEC 2016

The Adventure Paddlers Weekend, a meeting point for all kayakers near the end of the year celebrates the Adventure Paddlers Weekend! On Saturday Gene17kayaking hosts an evening of new films from recent expeditions. We’ll also have a DJ to see the night through. We leave the daytime free for yourselves to go paddling with your friends, to catch up on old times and have your our adventure. The event is located at the highly popular River Dart, on Dartmoor, as usual.  See our Facebook event 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.  

 

UPPER DART GUIDING – AMY ELWORTHY 

Several years back Amy tentatively joined Gene17 on a trip in Norway, after a few knock backs with her own paddling experiences.  With a long term development plan, hard work and dedication Amy has become a solid Class IV paddler and river guide.  She recently joined us on our Next Generation programme, a summer internship in Norway and has completed her BCU 5 Star River Leader Award.  Amy has been guiding fiends and family down the Upper Dart for some time now, and she’ll ensure you’ll have a great time and learn some fine lines too.  The Upper Dart guiding with Amy is very popular, and after several requests we have added an optional warm up day on the Dart Loop.   See Guiding with Amy for further details and booking.
The uptake this autumn has been very strong, especially for technique courses.  For us this means paddlers are starting again to focus on their paddling performance, as well as a strong desire to work through BCU qualifications. We have lots of availability for intermediates & aspiring white water kayakers on our Fundamental Core Skills, Progressive & LaunchPad courses.  

There will be further work on Gene17Kayaking’s website over the coming months as we move web and mail servers. Check out our News for updates and our popular 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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