BSC Introduction of SUPs and Kayaks
SUPs and Kayaks will be able to use the reservoir at the same time as general sailing i.e. 7 days a week with the exception of restricted times i.e. Work Party days where there is no boating and Open Meeting days
Any paddle/oar driven craft is classified as a powered craft under the collision regulations so SUPS/Kayaks have to give way to sail sailors however should give the paddle craft space to do so and be courteous especially if it is clear the paddler is a beginnerEXCEPT Local Rule at BSC: a c.10m wide lane has been created on the east bank, north of club SUPs & kayaks have right of way over sail in that zone.
This does not stop you sailing into the SUP lane including while racing but in the lane but you must follow the right of way rule above
Sunday afternoon during racing (if racing is using the whole reservoir) SUPs/kayaks should use the SUP/Kayak lane onlyLow water periods when low water (red) marks are out around the shallow zone to the north of the club SUP/Kayaks may also use the shallow zone even during Sunday afternoon racing and Open MeetingsBuoyancy aids to be worn at all times
Lease changes allows up to 10 SUPs + 10 Kayaks on water at once
There is currently no secure storage for SUPS/Kayaks so we strongly recommend they are taken home with youYou must have third party insurance (minimum £2,000,000) in place to use any boat including a SUP or Kayak at the club. This can be purchased for c.£25/year
If you are an RYA member and select Windsurfing as one of you boating interests you get free 3rdparty insurance for windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding. Note this is only for the RYA member so does not cover family (unless they are on your family RYA membership) and would not cover friends using your board. If you want multiple people to use your board you need to take out insurance.
Last updated 16:24 on 22 April 2021