Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding is now available at Draycote Water with the option to hire our boards/kit or bring your own.

Introductory Lesson

Introduction session £25.

The lesson covers hire T&C’s, safety information & paddle techniques.

Only for people hiring our boards (includes wetsuit and buoyancy aid).

Board & Kit Hire

  • Non-member 1 hour board/kit hire £20 
  • Club member 1 hour board/kit hire £10 
A safety briefing is given when hiring kit. No need to book, works on a first-come-first-served basis. Subject to weather conditions.

Day Tickets

For launching your own board at Draycote

  • Non-member Day launch – £10
  • Club Member launch – free

You must have your own wetsuit, buoyancy aid and 3rd party insurance (please see below).

Day tickets are per board for a maximum of 2 people, with one person on a board at a time.

No need to pre-book, just turn up and head to the shop before launching.  Subject to weather conditions.

Introductory Lesson

Introduction lessons are £25

The lesson covers hire T&C’s, safety information & various paddling techniques.

Only for people hiring our boards (includes wetsuit and buoyancy aid). 

Board & Kit Hire

  • Non-member 1 hour board/kit hire £20
  • Club member 1 hour board/kit hire £10 

A safety briefing is given when hiring kit which includes wetsuit and buoyancy aid.

No need to book, we work on a first-come-first-served basis. Subject to weather conditions and availability.
 

Day Tickets

For launching your own board at Draycote

  • Non-member Day launch – £10
  • Club Member launch – free

You must have your own wetsuit, buoyancy aid and 3rd party insurance (please see below).

Day tickets are per board for a maximum of 2 people, with one person on a board at a time.

No need to pre-book, just turn up and head to the shop before launching.  Subject to weather conditions.

Club Membership

Regular Paddleboarders will find Club membership to be better value…

For example – 4 day launches a month (once a week) is £40 whereas unlimited Adult Membership is only £29.25 per month, and Family Membership is £39.42 per month.  Plus, hire of our kit and boards is half price for our Club Members!

Other membership options for juniors and under 25’s are also available, click the link below to find out more.

Gift Vouchers

Looking for an unusual gift for someone active and adventurous? Give them the experience of Paddleboarding with one of our Gift Vouchers for either an Introductory Lesson.  Click below to order and we’ll post it out to you for the special day.

Group Sessions

We can host corporate team days and social groups (e.g. Women’s Institute, Scouts, Brownies) for group Paddleboard sessions, or a Mixed Watersport activity with Sailing and/or Windsurfing too.  Tailored to your organisation’s needs, the sessions are a fun and exhilarating way to try new sports, learn new skills and have fun together as a group. 

Insurance & Safety

Anyone launching their own paddleboard, boat or windsurf at Draycote must have their own 3rd party liability insurance.  If you are only paddleboarding, then we suggest getting this through the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association who offer membership including insurance for just £25 per year.  If you are going to be launching sailing dinghies or windsurf boards as well, either as a club member or a day ticket, a more general insurance is best and insurance companies such as Towergate or GJW are great options.

Buoyancy aids must be worn by anyone on the water at all times.

We strongly advise that you wear a wetsuit as the water remains cool even in summer months (this is compulsory during the winter).  Various options are available in terms of lengths and fabric thickness.  We will provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids to those hiring our boards or taking part in our lessons.

Full Paddleboard Terms & Conditions

  • Only SUP or wind SUP boards with a leash may be used. Sailboards or any other board similar to a SUP board may not be used for Stand Up Paddleboarding.
  • The leash must be worn at all times and the SUP must stay within the designated area for the day as advised when signing on in the Waterside Reception.
  • Only one person is permitted on a SUP board at any one time who must have completed the DWSC SUP induction and safety briefing.
  • The use of SUP boards may be restricted or suspended during extremely busy times or in certain weather
  • Anyone intending to use a SUP board must sign on in the Waterside Reception and collect an armband before going afloat and sign off and return the armband when coming ashore.
  • No boat / board should go on the water without having signed in either on the signing on sheet or on the race entry sheet having filled in all the details required and naming the people in / on the boat / board. On returning to shore the boat / board should be signed off on the same sheet.
  • SUP boards may only use the water if the daily fee has been paid for that board, the craft is seaworthy and has adequate buoyancy and the craft is insured against third party risks to the value of £2,000,000.
  • Sailing / Stand Up Paddleboarding is not permitted within 30 metres of the shore except along the Club shoreline, nor, during the fishing season, within the buoyed area in Toft Bay, or within 80 metres from Draycote Bank (bank to the North-West of the reservoir near the water pumping tower). Landing in an exclusion area is allowed only in an emergency. The Club pontoon is to be used only by the committee boats and rescue
  • During the months of November, December, January, February and March, all sailors and Stand Up Paddleboarders on the water shall wear exposure proof clothing. For the purpose of this instruction ‘Exposure proof clothing’ shall mean at least an adequate expanded neoprene wet suit providing protection from neck to ankle or a dry suit providing watertight cover from neck to ankle
  • The safety of any craft and its entire management including insurance shall be the sole responsibility of the owner and / or sailor sailing / Stand Up Paddleboarder paddling the craft. The establishment of these rules in no way limits or reduces the complete responsibility of the owner and / or the sailor / paddler for his crew, his craft and the management.

For full Sailing Club regulations, see HERE

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