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Rivers Source 2016 22/23 October 2016 – Opens

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 […]


October 2015 Booking 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 Online Booking. To start our Devonshire residence we run the Rivers Source gathering, with attractive clinics and weekend courses. Most of Gene17Kayaking’s […]


Programme Update

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By the 10th September we’re update the 2015 event programme and open booking. Until then, go on over to Gene17Kayaking courses webpage for other courses throughout this coming autumn and winter.


Steve Fisher at the Rivers Source

Steve Fisher at the Rivers Source

Gene17Kayaking’s the Rivers Source a White Water Symposium, is a chance to learn, share and enjoy some fine paddling in Devon. In addition to day time paddling and coaching clinics, we have an evening with Steve Fisher on 15th November 2014. This Saturday night, is FREE at the door and open to ALL. See the […]


the Rivers Source 2014 Clinic Update

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With the Rivers Source event rapidly approaching, below is an update on the clinic and course availability. Many of the clinics still have places, especially the Playboat clinics with Pringle and Kayta. Furthermore we have added a Progressive Course on the weekend due to demand, along with both a BCU Basic & Advanced WWS&R on […]


the River’s Source 2014

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Gene17’s the River’s Source – a white water gathering   Hello Paddler, We would like to invite you to Devon, to the River’s Source – a white water gathering. We’ve brought together some of the UK’s finest coaches with original clinics for you to enjoy a chance to learn from leading lights and cutting edge paddlers. […]


2014 Programme Online

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With 2 months to go, we are finalising the details of the up coming Rivers Source event at the River Dart Country Park in Devon. First of all in 2014 we have a very special guest, Steve Fisher. The archetypal adventure kayaker of his generation, expedition paddler, movie making and freestyle icon. Steve;s first stop […]


October Update: Places & Spaces on the Rivers Source 2013

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With the autumn rain finally starting to arrive, we are lucky with the forthcoming River’s Source event in Devon, 25/27th October. There are still a number of places and spaces left on clinics, especially playboating with James Bebbington & Katya. These clinics come at great value and of course delivered by market leading coaches and […]


Rivers Source 2013 Booking Now Open

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The River’s Source is an event for everything and anything white water, a chance to learn and contribute. The Rivers Source Booking Now Open. We are proud to present the River’s Source 2013 – a white water gathering. We’ve brought together some of the UK’s finest coaches with original clinics for you to enjoy a […]


Watermark Experiences for young paddlers

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Watermark Experiences invite you to join us for two days of kayak coaching for young paddlers aged 13-19 and their coaches at the Rivers Source Symposium at the Dart Country Park. We recognise that young paddlers develop their skills nearly as fast as they are growing! And often it is difficult to keep ahead and […]


More commercial providers confirmed

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We welcome the 2011 World Freestyle Champion back again to Devon. Pringle & Katya will head up freestyle and playboating clinics for both beginner and intermediates, as part of the Rivers Source event at the River Dart. Additional confirmations also include Tom Parker of Tom Parker Coaching & Team Pyranha. During this week, online booking […]


River Clean Ups & Clinics 2013

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Our August Survey produced some great and yet interesting results. We are going to widen the scope of the community action, including already arranged a number of River Clean Ups as a result, see out Facebook Event Page for details. Plus we’re going to have a fun parade late on Saturday afternoon, details to come. […]


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Event Round Up November 2012

On the weekend, 10/11th November down in Devon, we had a great time on the river coaching, listening to the a lecture on the history of Paddling on Dartmoor, plus got stuck in to a River Clean Up or two. The River’s Source, now in it’s second edition, is a gathering, to bring the white […]


the River’s Source – 2012 Update

Issue: # November 2012 Gene17’s the River’s Source – a white water gathering   Dear Paddler, It’s just over a week to go to the River’s Source – a white water gathering! Instead of a stuffy weekend of coaching talk, we’ve lined up the top providers, the best manufacturers and UK paddling’s movers and shakers […]


Invitation to the River’s Source

Gene17’s the River’s Source – a white water gathering Dear Paddler, We would like to invite you to Devon, to the River’s Source – a white water gathering. Instead of a stuffy weekend of coaching talk, we’ve lined up the top providers, the best manufacturers and UK paddling’s movers and shakers to offer both unique and […]


November 2012 Event Booking now Open

The forthcoming River’s Source event day time programme is now online, for clinics across 3 days on offer in Devon, 9/11th November. In addition to Online booking for these clinics. The successful providers from the last event return, in the shape of Standing Waves & Tom Parker Coaching. We have also attracted new providers in […]


Dartmoor Search & Rescue Fundraiser Tee – 2012

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Every year around the Gene17 Adventure Paddler’s Weekend, Gene17 runs a fund raiser, with the Devon Air Ambulance being the main focus in the past few years. Earlier in 2012, at the then new Rivers Source event, and with the help of designer Peter Wood, we are happy to offer a Dartmoor Search & Rescue […]


September 2012 Event Update

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Currently we are putting together this autumn’s event, with several providers already confirmed, a larger Youth Training Programme & 2 Rivers to Clean Up. We hope to get the full programme online by the end of September, along with online booking too. Until then, keep up to date on our the River’s Source Facebook Page


A Request for the History of paddling on Dartmoor

At this season’s the River’s Source – a white water gathering down at the River Dart Country Park, we’re having all the usual coaching clinics, and river clean up, plus a day for the youth, a hog roast and a band for Saturday night. As part of the Saturday night entertainment, it’s been requested that […]


CanoeKayak UK lineup

Planning on heading down to the River’s Source Whitewater Symposium, at the River Dart Country Park, this weekend, then the CKUK Team have some cool workshops going on… and we thought you might want to know a bit more about what you’ll get to do! Want to write great articles about your whitewater adventures? Then […]


Saturday Night Live

We have finalised the Saturday evening line up, and not only do me have a great programme, we also now have a great double bill, two of the BEST designers in the industry with provide the before an dafter Dinner presentations in the Ballroom. First up is Barney Caulfield from Palm Equipment, will take you […]


Surfer’s Ear Clinic at the Rivers Source

As kayakers we are often subject to our heads being immersed in water and can be at risk of developing exotoses (bony growths within the ear canal), which is commonly associated with regular cold water exposure to the ear canals. On Saturday evening (28th January) at the Rivers Source Symposium, there will be an opportunity […]


Going, Going, Go……..

With a week to go, we have over 80 clinics booked, plus the rain appears to be also booked! Here’s whats almost SOLD out: Friday – Learning & Coaching the Boof – Gene17kayaking – 1 PLACE LEFT Saturday – The Modern Dynamic Style Class II/III – Gene17kayaking – 1 PLACE LEFT Saturday – White Water […]