All kayaking activities are undertaken at the individuals own risk and parents are entirely responsible for the safety and kayaking activities of their own children.
Kayakers must be able to swim confidently wearing normal kayaking clothing.
Kayakers must wear a correctly fitted Personal Floatation Device (PFD) / life jacket.
Kayakers must notify the CSP (Club Safety Post) of their intended journey.
Kayakers outside the RAHRC bay or not in visual contact with the CSP must carry a mobile telephone in a waterproof container and note the CSP duty mobile number (97215896). Club kayaks are not allowed out the bay (see point 2 below).
The CSP personnel have the over-riding and final decision on whether a kayaking activity may go ahead.
Club equipment (kayaks, paddles and/or buoyancy aids) are stored near the CSP (Club Safety Post) and must be signed-out in the CSP, leaving membership club card with the CSP personnel. Parents must sign on behalf of their children.
Club kayaks must NOT be taken outside RAHRC bayand must always be in sight of the CSP unless participating in organised events/activities.
A single kayak must only be paddled by a one kayaker and a double kayak must only be paddled by two kayakers.
Club equipment may only be borrowed when the CSP is open and must be returned before CSP is closed.
Guests may not borrow club kayaks unless accompanied on the water by a club member who shall be responsible for the safe return of the equipment.
Kayaks must be lifted or moved with trolley and not dragged on the ground/beach.
All equipment must be washed thoroughly with freshwater after use.
Equipment damage must be reported to the CSP personnel.
Kayaks should be returned to the club kayak rack near the CSP.
Organised Events and Activities
Organised events/activities may go-ahead when accompanied by proficient and capable kayakers to lead the group, although individuals shall not be held responsible for the safety and well-being of participants.
For any organised event or activity, everyone participates at their own risk.
An event or activity must be take into account the ability of the least experienced and least capable participant considering the journey, distance, weather & sea state conditions.
CSP (Club Safety Post) must be notified of intended journeys, number of kayakers and expected time of return to RAHRC. The sign-out board must be completed if the CSP is closed.
A journey float plan must be lodged with the RAHBC chair, sports secretary and club management for organised activities that depart or finish outside RAHRC and make use of RAHBC kayak equipment. A journey float plan template is available from the kayak section.