Equipment supplied is only for use as part of coaching or trips led by Moray Kayaking. We supply kayak, paddle, spraydeck, buoyancy aid and a dry bag for your use. Arrangements can be made to hire wetsuits and boots from a local company if required at small additional cost. This kit list should be used to help you decide what you need to bring.
Only British Canoeing qualified coaches take part in teaching or leading. This means you can be assured that your safety is uppermost in our minds and that they have full liability cover for the activities you will undertake. However you will be asked to accept that kayaking, like any outdoor activity, involves an element or risk and the unforeseen can happen.
Before you consider what is right for you please consider this description of your skill level. Please note that Moray Kayaking does not offer advanced level coaching or trips but can assist you in finding the right coach or leader if this is what you are looking for.
Beginners/ improvers: You will have less than four days of kayaking under your belt and will not have had any formal instruction. You will be fully guided and coached in a safe and enjoyable way based on your aptitude, fitness and ability. The Introduction to Sea Kayaking is appropriate for you. You could also be involved in a Paddle Wellbeing day.
Intermediate: You have done more than four days, sea or river kayaking in the past, you have used a spray deck and have a good grasp of paddling strokes and techniques to control a kayak in various sea and weather conditions up to Force 3. Trips and skills sessions are appropriate courses for you. You can also get in touch for 1 to 1 coaching or to arrange sessions for small groups (up to 6) to progress your paddling towards moderate water conditions. (Force 4 winds, 2 knots of tide, 1 metre of swell)
The activities undertaken can involve strenuous physical exercise. Participants can be exposed to cold and wet conditions and circumstances where the carrying of heavy loads is required. You should consider your personal health and fitness before participating. Anyone suffering from, or ever having suffered from, any medical condition, illness or injury or who is pregnant should consult their doctor regarding the suitability of their participation. Participants with concerns should only attend following advice from their doctor and should make any medical condition known to the instructor at the time of attendance. A medical declaration with emergency contact details will be required for all attendees at the time of attendance.
We reserve the right to remove any participant from any course on failure to comply with reasonable regulations or instructions. If this happens, there will be no refund of course fees.
Adventurous activities are inherently hazardous and cannot be completely risk free, however hard we try. Accidents can happen without any contributory negligence. I can accept no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property or for personal injury not arising as a result of my own act or default.
We hold full public liability insurance, however, we recommend all participants have personal insurance to cover personal accident and personal liability. If you wish to take out personal accident cover or loss of belongings please contact an insurance broker.
Anyone under the age of 18 must complete an application form signed by a parent/carer or competent adult.
Anyone 16 years or undermust be accompanied by a competent adult during all activities.
In the event of having to cancel your course, a new date will be agreed between us or we will refund you in full.
This can happen if we believe the weather and sea conditions are inappropriate for the abilities of the client.
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