Articles - Simon Westgarth - Gene 17 - Canoe & Kayak UK Professional Coach of the Year



Canoe & Kayak UK Editorial - Posted on 28 Sep 2012

Canoe & Kayak UK Professional Coach of the Year


'Simon’s hard-won expertise and bottomless passion for kayaking makes him an extremely influential ‘mover and shaker’ and a force for positive change within the kayaking world'Canoe & Kayak UK Professional Coach of the Year Awards Simon Westgarth

Canoe & Kayak UK Awards 2012






Simon Westgarth - www.gene17.com
Simon Westgarth has been in the kayaking coaching industry for many years, and is founder and director of coaching company Gene17, now an established household name in the whitewater paddling world. Still very much at the progressive forefront of technical kayak coaching, Simon also values the ideals of adventure paddling, going to new places, experiencing new cultures and paddling new rivers. Such is his passion for drawing new paddlers into these ideals that he has a hand in organising annual kayaking festivals across Europe, from the Val Sesia Festival in Italy, to the Sjoa Festival in Norway to the ever-popular and well-attended Adventure Paddler’s Weekend in Devon every December. Simon’s hard-won expertise and bottomless passion for kayaking makes him an extremely influential ‘mover and shaker’ and a force for positive change within the kayaking world, as well as the 2012 Canoe & Kayak UK Professional Coach of the Year!

Here are some examples of Simon's work



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Check out details and booking info for the 2012 River's Source Event

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