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Kayak Hire Agreement

The following club kayaks are available for hire for FULL club members only:

Sit on & Sit in Kayaks (2) 09:00 13:00 hrs £5 / 14:00 18:00 hrs £5 / 18:00 until Dusk £2

Buoyancy aids can be hired at £1 per session/day per person

Before taking out a club kayak BOOK and PAY for the vessel online.

By booking online you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed below:

The final decision as to whether you take a Kayak out will be up to you. You should paddle within your own ability and take note of the weather forecast. Kayaking on the sea is not permitted. As the person hiring the Kayak, you have a duty of care to yourself and the club Kayak that you are hiring. Prior to use, the hirer should inspect the Kayak and note any defects: If these deem the Kayak unsuitable for use then the hirer will receive a refund of the hire fee. Any defects should be emailed to and noted on the Bosun's whiteboard in the OoDs office. Where appropriate the hirer may be asked to assist in fixing the problem.

Booking and Paying

Members hiring a club Kayak, must reserve and pay for the Kayak they require, VIA THE WEBSITE. Bookings are per half day or Evening - fees above. Income will be used for maintaining and increasing the club Kayaks fleet. Payment of hire is by invoice sent electronically paid on-line via Stripe or BACS.

Club Kayaks are checked regularly BUT all helms should check the Kayak themselves before sailing and report any problems to the Bosun using the white board in the OOD office.

In the event of damage:

The hirer will be responsible for the cost of the insurance excess if the damage is funded through an insurance claim. The hirer will continue to be responsible for the cost of the damage up to the value of the excess where no insurance claim was processed.

Paddle leashes must be used at the time of launching and on the water. The loss of paddles will incur a CHARGE OF £50 and must be reported to

It is the responsibility of the hirer to return the paddles and securely tie down the kayaks on the rack after use. Please report any damage, defect or loss to

  • Age & weight restrictions

Under 18's need parental approval and the kayaks are not suitable for under 12 year olds

Maximum weight for SIT ON kayak is 17 stone and SIT IN is 25 STONE



Date Hired ____________________ Hire Period AM / PM / EVENING

Sit on Kayak _________________________ Sit in Kayak ___________________________

Cost as per tariff ____________________ £ _________ Paid: YES / NO

First name Helm __________________________ Surname __________________________

Home address _______________________________________________________________


Post code __________________ Phone No ___________________________________

Email address ________________________________________________________________

I understand that in hiring a club kayak I undertake to follow the guidelines laid down in the agreement and accept my responsibilities to look after the Kayak in a careful manner dependent on the weather and river conditions and to only use the Kayaks that I have been authorized to use. I will also be responsible for any damage caused while hiring a Kayak as per the notes in this document.

Name in BLOCK CAPITALS _______________________________________________

Signature ______________________________________ Date ________________

Kayaks approved for use by ________________________________________________

This section must be completed when the hirer is less than 16 years of age and is to be signed by the person with parental responsibility in accordance with the Children's Act.

The Parent/Guardian accepts that the club is not responsible at any time when the above named paddles the Kayaks and the sole responsibility is that of the Parent/Guardian. A Parent/Guardian will be present at all time whilst their child is sailing one of the club Kayaks.

Signature of Parent/Guardian _________________________________________

Name in BLOCK CAPITALS___________________________________________

Were there any issues with the kayak being hired - Yes / No If yes please outline on the Bosun Board.

Last updated 15:59 on 7 April 2021 Club Coordinator

Last updated 14:43 on 8 April 2021

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