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the River’s Source – 2012 Update

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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 to offer both unique and original clinics and workshops.

It’s a gathering for the whole white water scene and you’re invited to join in, contribute, shape outcomes or simply just listen and soak up all what’s on offer. See below for some of the fun you can join in.

Great paddling in Devon, home of the River’s Source


Passionate about boating? Love paddling on Dartmoor? Wish to see our rivers clean and pristine? In recent months when paddling the Dart & Tavy, we’ve noticed litter that have been washed down the river and also on the river banks at the put-ins and take-outs. Our aim is to spend the Sunday descending the rivers picking up litter on route. Whilst on the trip we will paddle some of the finest WW UK has on offer. See the River’s Source Facebook Event Page for details.


Come join the current World Champion James Pringle Bebbington who will be at the Dart with Katya Kulkova coaching the aspiring freestylers or paddlers who just want to learn little more about playboating both on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday 10th we will have an introductory day to playboating suitable for everyone, and on Sunday 11th playboating clinic aimed at Intermediate/Advanced paddlers”. 


Andes Volcano

Dan Butler of Team Pyranha presents a FREE clinic on Outfitting: How it affects your posture, power transfer and performance. Good connection to your kayak is essential in giving you good posture, which in turn will give you the best power transfer and engagement to drive your kayak efficiently. Pyranha team coaches will guide you through boat set up and take you onto the water to see how adjustments affect your performance.


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We have one of the UK’s top Open Canoe Providers, Standing Waves offering clinics: 

  • Master the art of single blade in white water. – A workshop for those looking to improve their open canoe skills in grade 2 water.

To book on this, or any other of our clinics head to Booking


Andes Volcano

A series of short talks on paddling on Dartmoor. We’re still researching parts of this presentation and welcome any and all contributions, especially any pre 1980’s stories or images. Contact Us if you would like to help.


In addition to the day clinics, we’ll have 2 sessions of FREE Saturday evening workshops. 


The Saturday evening programme includes the Palm Throw Bag Olympics, AS Watersports Boat repair Workshops, an outfitting clinic with Pyranha and Safe and Fun Paddling for Soap Dodging Students!, and it’s all for FREE.


We have a key note speech too, plus the Charvals, a local band performing.

Gene17 APWE

All of Gene17kayaking‘s clinics have now SOLD OUT. So why not consider our other autumn & winter courses in Devon and beyond. 

  • BCU Basic & Advanced WWS&R
  • BCU MWE & AWE Training
  • UKCC Level 1 Training & Assessment
  • BCU 4 & 5 Star Training & Assessment
  • Progressive WW
  • Fundamental Core Skills

If our dates don’t suit you, contact us for your own course. And if you prefer courses in warmer conditions, we offer both River Leader & Alpine River Leader Training courses in Slovenia every spring & autumn, covering BCU leadership training & safety courses.

As you see, it’s a full programme and there is so much more online at the River’s Source website. The online booking is still open, so if you wish to join us, please book soon! 

All bookings online – Join us at the River Dart Country Park in Devon, 9/11th November 2012!  

Check out our News for updates, plus you can follow updates at our Facebook Page
Best Regards,


Simon Westgarth
Gene17 Ltd

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