Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Please arrive at the Centre dressed ready to go afloat, as under COVID-19 restrictions our changing facilities are currently closed.

what does the centre provide?

The Centre will all the required equipment for individuals to participate in their chosen activity, including buoyancy aids which are mandatory. Equipments will be disinfected after each use.

do i need to be able to swim?

Participants are not required to be able to swim, but should be confident in the water whilst wearing a buoyancy aid.

what happens in adverse weather conditions?

Very rarely do we need to reschedule sessions due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of a lightning storm, all sessions on the water will cease and students will return to shore for at least 20 minutes after the last visible lightning strike.

 

What age are the activities SUITABLE for?

For insurance reasons our minimum age is five years old but we have no maximum. Our upper-deckers programme regularly sees 80+ year olds out kayaking. The participants physical fitness and water confidence are the key factors to consider in deciding if the activities are suitable.

What is your youth Supervision Policy?

Children aged 5-7 must be on a boat/board with another person 8+ years of age.
Children 8+ can be on their own boat/board.
Children aged 5-14 need to be supervised by an accompanying adult, aged 18+ years, on the water.
Young people between 15+ must still be supervised by an adult but this can be from the shore