March 2011 Update

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The last few weeks, have seen a bunch of be hide the scenes work on the forth coming Valsesia River Festival this May. We have had numerous meetings to secure sponsorship, local logistics plus a host of confirmations from our coaching line up. So what have we been up too:

  • Sweet Protection is provisional sponsor to the Boater X event on Saturday afternoon in Campertogno, the Sweet Rumble will be the first hosted outside Norway.
  • Gene17’s Jakub Šedivý is to host a showing of Rush Struges new kayak movie, “Frontier” in the Campertogno Movie Threatre on Friday night. We are trying to also get Steve Fisher’s acclaimed “Halo Effect” for the same presentation
  • Olaf Obsommer has confirmed he’ll be leading the Video Making Clinics
  • Gene17 old boy, Dave Carroll will be joining current staff, Jakub Šedivý, Spyros Barbaresos & Simon Westgarth to run technique clinics through the festival.
  • Matze Brustmann & Jobst Hahn will also join us throughout the festival running technique clinics in both German & English
  • Palm Equipment’s Tim Trew, will join Gene17’s weekend warriors Nick Horwood & Matt Tidy to help with our races & run clinics on the weekend of the festival.
  • Our festival host’s il Gatto & la Volpe will invite all festival goes to a BBQ on Thursday evening
  • Campertogno’s Eddyline is confirmed as our Saturday night Party venue.
  • We are still looking for a headline sponsor for the FreeRide event & Team Sprint, plus are taking applications from retailers and manufactures to have a trade presence during the event.

    Booking for the Festival will start from April, with a range of passes to suit all:

      Full Pass – for those who wish to do everything
      Competitors Pass – for race heads
      Weekend Pass – for those who can only make the weekend
      Relax Pass – for those who wish to be on the scene yet will enjoy the festival with friends.

    Please come back in early April for online booking and the final line up of events, races and clinics. See our FaceBook Event for Updates.

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