I confirm that I understand and accept :
Unsupervised hire is a way to enable club members the freedom to windsurf when Lagoon Watersports is not offering any safety cover.
I understand hire is only available when Lagoon Watersports is open.
Lagoon Watersports will NOT provide any safety cover and will be unable to assist me if I get into diffultly.
I must have my own personal accident insurance for watersports activities.
I will log my hire on the RYA SafeTrx App
The hirers safety during the hire is completely their own responsibility and Lagon Watersports will not be able to provide rescues or safety services.
I understand Lagoon Watersports can accept no responsibility for me or my actions during unsupervised hire.
I confirm I am :
- A member of Lagoon Watersports
- Aged 16 or over
- Have been assessed and signed off by Lagoon Watersports to have met the ability and experience laid out in the RYA Intermediate Non Planing Course (restricted to hire in up to aprrox 14 knots, slight sea)
- Ability of RYA Intermediate Planing, plus waterstarting (deemed experienced enough to make my own choice on whether the conditions are suitable to windsurf.)
I understand I cannot take part in unsupervised hire until my ability is confirmed by a senoir member of Lagoon Watersports staff
I accept it is my responsibility to check the weather, tides and any other factors that may affect windsurf hire.
I accept it is my responsibility to choose an appropriate windsurfing area for the weather conditions and my ability.
It is my responsibility to check and obey local regulations and by- laws.
I accept it is my responsibility to carry suitable safety equipment.
I accept it is my responsibility to check the equipment is in good order and fully functioning before any hire at Lagoon Watersports.
Lagoon Watersports does accept liabilty for any equipment failure, however caused.
I accept that equipment can fail and it is my resonsiblity to take meaures to protect myself in these cicumstance. As a minimun these should include
- Wear appropriate clothing
- Wear a bouyancy aid
- Check the weather forecast and tide
- Only go out in conditions that are suitable for my ability
- Windsurf with a buddy
- Check equipment before a session
- Go no more than 500m out to sea
- Never sail in off-shore winds
- Take a phone and alternative means of attracting attention
- Tell someone when you expect to be back
- Use the RYA SafeTrx app
I understand I must :
- Have valid personal accident insurance for watersports activities in place
- Book online with Lagoon Watersports
- Check the weather, tides and sea state are suitable for my ability
- Inform someone I am going out
- Log my hire on the RYA SafeTrx App
- Wear suitable clothing
- Take a phone and means of attracting attention on the water
- Wear a harness or bouyancy aid and we highly recommend wearing a wetsuit
I understand that Lagoon Watersports and its representatives, whilst taking all reasonable care, can accept no responsibility for any loss of, or damage to property, or for any personal injury during or out of the activity, unless they are deemed to be negligent.
Lagoon Watersports reserves the right to terminate any hire for any reason.
I confirm I have my own personal insurance for watersports activities.
I am suitably fit to undertake the activity and will inform Lagoon Watersports of any medical conditions, i.e. asthma, heart condition, epilepsy and any injuries that might be aggravated by the activities.
Equipment Damage (CHANGE FROM 2019)
Members are liable for all damage to equipment of Lagoon Watersports at the cost price to us plus VAT and any staff time to repair.
For an additional fee of £30 per year members can waive that liabilty and will not be liable for any accidental damage caused to Lagon Watersports equipment.
Members will remain liable for
• Mistreatment of equipment or intentional damage
• Damage caused to equipment by leaving the item(s) unattended.
• Damage caused to the equipment that you have been advised not to use by the staff or ignoring advice by the staff not to go on the water
Lagoon Waterposrts doe not accpet liability for damage, or loss to your own equipment.