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Kids & Teens Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) & Kayak Experience

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Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club

Cheddar Reservoir

Axbridge

BS26 2DL

United Kingdom

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Event description
A one and a half hour introduction to SUP and kayaking, on Cheddar Reservoir, with the emphasis on having fun on the water.

About this Event

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking have become hugely popular in recent years – come and find out what all the fuss is about!

This is a one and a half hour introduction to SUP and kayaking, in modern, sit-on-top kayaks and fun SUP boards on Cheddar Reservoir, near Axbridge, Somerset. For this dedicated kids and teens session the emphasis will be on having fun on the water. Participants will get the opportunity to try both SUP and kayak during the session.

Sessions are led by a British Canoeing qualified instructor and are suitable for ages 10 and up.

The session starts with a safety briefing and introduction to the kit, followed by a land demo and on the water instruction.

We will have fun on the water and play games, whilst learning the skills to paddle around the lake, covering how to launch, forwards paddling, reverse paddling and turning around. We will include a short trip around the lake to practice techniques and explore.

Those who want to get wet will have the chance to jump off the board and practice getting back on again, although there is a chance you may fall off before this!

Kayaks, SUPs, paddles and buoyancy aids are provided. Paddlers will need to bring clothes and shoes that can get wet and a towel.

COVID-19 Precautions

Cheddar Watersports takes the health and safety of the community very seriously.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and safety considerations, our changing rooms and showers are not currently in use, although the toilets can be used if required.

Prior to attending the course, we will require the completion of temporary membership form, including a Health Declaration.

Please note that while the rule of 6 applies, we will split larger groups into groups of a maximum of 5 participants + an instructor.

How Much Does It Cost ?

The cost is £20 per person, with a £5 discount for BCYC members (apply the promo code BCYC_Member and bring your membership card on the day).

Private groups can be arranged, please contact paddlesports@bcyc.org.uk to discuss options. We can consider including children under 10 as part of a private group.

What if the weather is bad?

In extreme circumstances when it is too windy, the session will not be able to take place and an alternative date will be offered to all participants.

What Do I Need to Bring?

• Clothes suitable to wear on the water, e.g. a wetsuit or sports leggings/shorts and a T shirt – the water can be cold at this time of year.

• A pair of trainers, beach shoes or pumps that can get wet.

• A towel

• A change of clothes - you will almost certainly get wet

Please come dressed for the course or prepared to change in/by your car, as our changing rooms are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A parent or guardian will need to remain on site for the duration of the course for all children under 16.

Getting to Cheddar Watersports

Our location is

Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club

Cheddar Road

Axbridge

BS26 2DL

Access is via the Axbridge side, the gate at the bottom of the access road should be closed but unlocked, please park and walk along to the clubhouse if you arrive and it is locked.

Bristol Water occasionally close public access to the reservoir, but access for courses/Watersports is still allowed. If this is the case, you will need to move the barrier at the entrance to the approach road and show any security personnel your course confirmation email. You may need to park and walk along the path to the club.

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Location

Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club

Cheddar Reservoir

Axbridge

BS26 2DL

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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