Launch your own equipment (Evening)

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  • 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Up to 80 people
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    GB

  • ticket-price
    From
    £7.50
    / adult
  • ticket-price
    From
    £7.50
    / child
  • Description

    Launch your own equipment on the lake in a controlled and safe environment, whilst enjoying the stunning views! We have a control boat on the water whenever Watersports activity is taking place, which can provide assistance if required. Please read the minimum requirements to ensure your craft is suitable.


    Please be aware that all customers launching their own equipment MUST have 3rd party liability insurance, which will need to be shown on check-in and must wear a buoyancy aid or lifejacket at all times when on the water.


    Age requirements:

    The minimum age allowed on the water is 5 years.

    5 to 7 years old - Can be on a craft with a responsible adult aged 18+

    8 to 13 years old - Can paddle own craft, whilst supervised by a responsible adult aged 18+ on the water

    14 to 17 years old - Can paddle own craft with a responsible adult aged 18+ on site that is contactable in the case of an emergency


    Please note we only allow 1 person per paddleboard, except in the case of a child aged 5 - 7 years old. In this instance 1 child aged 5 to 7 years old can join 1 adult on a paddleboard.


    If bringing an EXTRA PERSON onto your sail boat, canoe or a double or triple kayak you must use the 'add-on' feature on your booking and they must sign a paper based disclaimer on check in. Please ensure that any additional persons on a craft comply with the craft user guidance and weight limits.


    Weather:

    Safety is our number one priority. In the event of poor weather conditions (e.g. strong winds or thunder and lightning) or other incidents we reserve the right to restrict water access to particular user groups, restrict the area available for activities, cancel sessions or close the lake. We will endeavour to give advance notice whenever possible; however sometimes decisions need to be made at short notice. If we close the lake, we will add a message to our website and endeavour to contact all customers impacted to offer the opportunity to reschedule their session or receive a refund.


    Maximum wind speeds:

    Paddlesports:

    ·If the wind is consistently exceeding Force 3 (11mph):

    Canoeing, kayaking and Paddleboarding self launch activities will be restricted to experienced participants only. Experienced participants must be able to travel upwind in Force 4 conditions.


    Sailing, windsurfing and foiling:

    ·If the wind is consistently exceeding Force 4 (18mph) sailing, windsurfing and foiling activities will be restricted to experienced participants only. Experienced participants must be able to travel up and down wind competently in Force 5-6 wind conditions.


    We reserve the right to terminate the session for any participant that we do not deem suitably experienced for the conditions.

    Requirements

    All customers launching their own equipment must have 3rd party liability insurance, which will need to be shown on check-in. 3rd party liability insurance is often included with National Governing Body memberships or can be purchased as an insurance policy.


    ·Canoes: Craft must be fitted with sufficient buoyancy to remain floating above the gunwale line when full of water.

    ·Dinghies: One person aboard must hold RYA Stage 3 or RYA Level 2 Basic Skills.

    ·Closed Cockpit Kayaks: minimum of 2 paddlers with or without spray deck and must be fitted with sufficient buoyancy to remain floating when full of water.

    ·Sit on Top Kayaks: must have inherent buoyancy.

    ·Paddleboards: Paddlers must always be leashed to the board. A maximum of 1 adult and 1 child aged 5-7 years will be allowed per paddleboard, subject to the manufacturer’s maximum user weight guidelines.

    ·Windsurfers: Must hold RYA Stage 3 / RYA Start Windsurfing.

    ·Wing boarders: Must be able to sail upwind in light wind conditions.


    Notes

    ·All access is from the watersport bay outside the watersports centre. Windsurfers are permitted to leave their kit at the edge of the headland and walk around the foreshore to take it off the headland for water access, but must not climb or jump off the headland.

    ·Foiling is permitted, this activity may be zoned during peak times.

    ·The launching of inflatables and beach toys is strictly prohibited.

    ·Inflatable canoes and kayaks must have a minimum of 3 air chambers (N.B. if the craft cannot be safely paddled a distance to shore after sustaining a puncture, it will not be deemed safe to be used on site).

    ·There will be a control boat on the water whenever the water is in use, which will provide assistance if required.

    ·Last launch is 45 minutes before the end of the session (12.15pm & 4pm). Water closes at 4.45pm daily unless advertised otherwise.

    ·Biosecurity rules are in place and users should follow the national Check, Clean, Dry biosecurity guidance as Llandegfedd contains the highly invasive Zebra Mussel.


    What to bring

    Please complete your disclaimer and medical information ahead of your visit – this will be prompted through your online booking. If this information isn’t completed in advance, it can cause delays to you starting your session. This information must be completed for every person participating.


    ·Evidence of your third party liability insurance including the expiry date. This will be checked again at the beginning of each season.

    · A correctly fitting buoyancy aid (EN 393) must always be worn when on the water. This may be replaced by an impact vest when using a harness. Buoyancy belts are NOT accepted. Life jackets are allowed; however, we would advise not to use automatically inflating ones.

    ·A life jacket (EN 395) must be worn by all children aged between 5 and 7 years. These can be hired from the Activity Centre if needed.

    ·Your self launch equipment must be in good condition and meet the relevant EN safety requirements. You are accepting responsibility for ensuring your equipment meets these requirements.

    ·Shoes you are happy to get wet (old trainers or water shoes) – footwear must be worn when entering or exiting the water

    ·Wetsuits and buoyancy aids can be hired from the Activity Centre if needed.


    Itinerary

    1.Make sure you arrive in good time and have signed all relevant disclaimers and medical declarations in advance

    2.Check in at the Activity Centre reception

    3.Changing rooms and lockers are available

    4.A safety briefing will be provided at the start of your session.

    5.Please be aware that the last launching time is 45 minutes before the end of the session (12.15pm, 4pm, or 7pm during evening opening.)

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