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September 2019
Gene17's River Flow Newsletter


Autumn is certainly now here, a for find a few more thermals are the river days get colder. Our summer has been another vintage edition, lots of fun in Norway with a near full range of programmes, with paddlers from Australia, Singapore and the USA joining our regular European crowd. We also had good trips to both the French Alps and Slovenia too. The Sjoa River Festival was again full of sunshine and great clinics.

Currently Simon is about to head to Slovenia to turn around logistics from the summer as well as run a late season Soča LaunchPad course. Plus next week at PaddleExpo, he'll meet up with Jakub to scope out new toys for 2020. Deb has been writing up her PhD, and will be in Devon all autumn for our course programme. 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 next month our UK season kicks off down in Devon, with rain in the forecast and our drysuits are at the ready!

Rescue skills always need practicing.

Recently British Canoeing revamped all their performance awards to make them more accessible, now open to all paddlers without an age restriction. These awards follow a simple format. We can now offer all he white water kayaking awards, We offer the both the BC WW Kayak,   BC Progressive WW and  BC Advanced WW with dates throughout this autumn in Devon.


Here is our complete Devon course programme for autumn & winter 2019/20.  Check out the dates below.  Many courses have strong bookings.

BC WW Kayak / Fundamental Core - a course to grasp fundamental comprehension & boat control
  • 19/20 Oct 2019 Devon
  • 9/10 Jan 2020 Devon
  • 1/3 Feb 2020 Devon
BC Progressive WW / Progressive & Dynamic - moving on to style your lines
  • 26/27 Oct 2019 Devon
  • 23/24 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 18/19 Jan 2020 Devon
LaunchPad - getting you ready to step up to harder white water
  • 9/10 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 21/22 Dec 2019 Devon 
BC Advanced WW / Boofs & Drops - starting to run drops, but want the control?
  • 26/27 Oct 2019 Devon
  • 4/5 Dec 2019 Devon
  • 25/26 Jan 2020 Devon 
BC White Water Kayak Leader Training
  • 2/3 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 28/29 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 14/15 Dec 2019 Devon
  • 2/3 Jan 2010 Devon
  • 11/12 Jan 2020 Devon
BC Basic WW Safety & Rescue
  • 31/1 Oct/Nov 2019 Devon
  • 16/17 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 30/1 Nov/Dec 2019 Devon
  • 4/5 Jan 2020 Devon
BC White Water Kayak Leader Assessment
  • 7/8 Dec 2019 Devon
  • 8/9 Feb 2020 Devon
  • 2/3 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 7/8 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 23/24 Nov 2019 Devon
BC Advanced WW Safety & Rescue
  • 31/1 Oct/Nov 2019 Devon
  • 9/10 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 25/26 Nov 2019 Devon
BC White Water Coach Training
  • 28/29 Oct 2019 Devon
  • 27/28 Nov 2019 Devon 
BC White Water Kayak Coach Assessment
  • 30 Oct 2019 Devon
  • 29 Nov 2019 Devon 
BC White Water Coach (Advanced) Training
  • 4/5 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 30/1 Nov/Dec 2019 Devon
  • 6 Nov 2019 Devon
  • 6 Dec 2019 Devon
Want something else not on the list, Contact Us with a request.


We are please to offer new dates for autumn 2018 of our very popular Upper Dart Clinics, along with our East Lyn Clinics. Get your skill set up skilled to take on some of Devon's best advanced white water. Early in the day we focus on classic set piece moves that bring results later on, Plus we'll refresh your boat positioning and line choice, to secure confident moves during the descent. 

Upper Dart Cinic - a course to grasp fundamental comprehension & boat control
  • 26 Oct 2019
  • 5 Dec 2019
  • 25 Jan 2019

East Lyn Clinic - step up to steeper rapids, with key stroke concept and good boofs.
  • 27 Oct 2019
  • 6 Dec 2019
  • 26 Jan 2019
Want your own dates?  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 BC River Leader Training and BC Basic WWS&R, in addition to our coach eduction programmes, BC White Water Coach & BC Advanced White Water Coach Training.

There will be further work on Gene17Kayaking's website over the coming months with a completely new fresh look, plus several new trips. C heck 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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