Kayaking / Paddlesports
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.