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Kayaking / Paddlesports

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Youth and adult kayaking sessions run from May to June and from August to September.

Youth Kayaking is on a Thursday night, and adult kayaking is arranged as and when weather and leaders are available.

 

We hope to offer skills sessions and development/progression to cadets and adults this season.

 

Safety Procedures for Paddlesport Trips

Longer trips are organised occasionally. These will be weather-dependent and the route may change accordingly / trip may be cancelled – this is the decision of the designated Club coach / leader. Participation is at the discretion of the coach/ leader.

 

  • The coach / leader will provide participants with a list of kit to bring appropriate to the length and conditions of the planned trip.

  • The coach / leader has final decision on the day regarding paddlers participation (based on ability and conditions), route and if the trip will go ahead.

  • The coach/ leader will carry a first aid kit, appropriate towing system, group shelter, repair kit and a VHF radio/ mobile phone.

  • For trips involving people under 18years, the trip leader will leave a list of participant's names, contact numbers, anticipated route and return times with an agreed onshore liaison person (this could be a member of the Club, their family or friend).

Use of Club Paddlesport Equipment

Including but not limited to kayaks, canoes, sit on top kayaks

 

  • Club paddlesport equipment can only be used for designated paddlesport activities/events organised by the Club.

 

  • From time to time, paddlesport equipment can also be used for continuous personal development of Club instructors/volunteers with the permission of the Lead Kayaking Instructor.

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