Club Equipment is available for Club members to borrow to enable them to take part in Club paddling activities.

Booking requests

On Club evening and weekend sessions at Colt Hill Clubhouse equipment will be allocated on a first come first served basis and there will be no bookings.

Requests to borrow Club kit for away trips shall be made by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at least two weeks in advance This e-mail includes not only the Equipment Officer but also the Paddlesport Development Officer in its distribution so clash detection can be undertaken and membership validity can be checked. If the requested equipment is available an e-mail confirming its availability will be sent to both the member and to boat store key holders.

Loans and Returns

The member borrowing equipment shall collect it from the boat store at Colt Hill Clubhouse at the Club session immediately prior to use and return it during the Club session immediately following use.  For example to use a kayak at the weekend it would typically be loaned after the Friday evening session and returned at the beginning of the following Wednesday evening session.

If alternative collection and return arrangements are required that shall be agreed in the request e-mail, for example collection earlier that Friday for weekend use or if return before Wednesday is required for a coaching session.  If collection or return at a non-standard time is required it shall be the borrower’s responsibility to make arrangements for the boat store to be opened by a key holder.

Key holders will only to log out equipment if they have a positive response to the request e-mail and on the date shown on that e-mail.  Those on the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. have a list of key holders.

Key holders will log kit loans, returns and note any defects in the record book.

Payment

Payments for borrowing Club equipment to cover fair wear and tear are detailed below. 

When equipment is borrowed payment shall be made on collection by cash or cheque only).

The Club requests a donation for use of equipment to cover wear and tear and depreciation.  The recommended donations since 2015 including paddle, spraydeck and buoyancy aid is:

Kayaks

£6.00 evenings at Colt Hill or evening coastal paddles

£10.00 day trips (plus a £5 surcharge if used on white water)

£20.00 weekend trips (plus a £10 surcharge if used on white water)

£40.00 week (up to 7 days)

Canoes

£8.00 evenings at Colt Hill 

£12.00 day drips (not suitable for white water)

£24.00 weekend trips 

£45.00 week (up to 7 days)

Borrowing boats for longer periods, such as a month or a summer season is no longer possible due to heavy use each Wednesday and Friday evening.

If you do not need all the ancillary kit there will be discounts as follows:

Evening or day

For 1 item -  £1.00

For 2 items (canoe) or 2 or more items (kayak) - £2.00

For 3 or more items (canoe) - £3.00

Weekend

For 1 item - £1.50

For 2 items (canoe) or 2 or more items (kayak) - £3.00

For 3 or more items (canoe) - £5.00

Week

For 1 item - £2.50

For 2 items (canoe) or 2 or more items (kayak) - £5.00

For 3 or more items (canoe) - £8.00

Individual items of kit may be borrowed without a boat and this will be charged at the same rate as the discount above.