General Club Rules
Membership definition: Membership is not transferable and is only for the named member on CBK HaylingIsland Ltd membership forms.
Single – one person only adult over 18 years of age
Junior – minors 16 years of age or under (any minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a member of CBK Club
Student – persons in full time education over 16 years of age but under 22 years of age
HM Forces – any person working full time in Her Majesty’s armed forces
Membership duration – the membership period runs from 1stApril to 31stMarch annually. Membership fees are not pro rated.
Rash Vests : all members are required to wear a current CBK Hayling Island Ltd rash vest while launching/landing and riding all year round. Any member whoo mislays their rash vest will be required to pay for a replacement at a cost of £40. If you don’t have your rash vest, you MUST contact CBK and organise a replacement or temporary vest BEFORE going out. Rash vests are not transferable and must be worn by the CBK member it has been issued to ONLY. Rash vests must NOT be lent to anyone and any member found to be doing this will have their membership cancelled. Rash vests remain the property of CBK Hayling Island Ltd.
CBK Hayling Island Ltd reserve the right to refuse membership.
Insurance: all members are required to hold 3rdparty public liability insurance for kitesurfng cover with an indemnity of £5 million through the BKSA. We require proof of your insurance before issuing a member with a vest.
Any member wishing to bring another non member to the beach must ensure that the person completes a day pass form, has declared appropriate insurance and pay via the website or in the shop and has collected a day pass rash vest from the shop. All guests must have read and fully understood the Club Rules before going out and must wear the correct CBK Hayling Island rash vest whilst on the water.
No rash vest – no launch! Members must only launch other members who are wearing the correct CBK rash vest.
Members must always launch and land in the specified kite zone.
Solo launching via the concrete block is forbidden.
Instructions or requests made by the beach manager must be adhered to at all times.
Members are not permitted to teach other members/family or friends or day guests at any time whilst at West Beach. Only CBK Kiteschool instructors are permitted to teach at West Beach.
Any incidents must be reported to the Beach Manager or the shop.
When the red flag is flying the beach is closed for kite surfing an this decision has been made for safety reasons therefore NO kitesurfing must take place If any member if found to be kitesurfing when the red flag is flying will have their membership cancelled.
We request that CBK members be courteous to members of the public and only to launch/land when it is safe to do so.
CBK Hayling Island Ltd does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to equipment or personal injury incurred whilst at West Beach or kitesurfing from West Beach.
Competence: If you are a member you need to be of a level of ability where you can safely control the equipment you are using – and keep within the Club Rules. If you are unable to do this you will need further instruction before venturing into the water. If the Beach Manager deems that you are not able to safely venture onto the water, he will ask you to come in and his decision must be adhered to.
Rules: please make sure you read and fully understand these rules. If you have any questions please ask the Beach Manager or one of the team or email email@example.com. In simple terms we expect all members to respect other water users and not to endanger other beach users or swimmers.
Club Safety Recommendations
- Always check local weather conditions prior to going on the water and ensure an appropriate is worn together with a buoyancy aid and helmet if required.
- A board on starboard tack has the right of way over a board on port tack.
- Any person in the water should be avoided.
- Boards on opposite tacks – a sailor going out through the surf has right of way over a sailor coming in.
- Boards coming in on the same wave – the sailor closest to the shoulder of the wave (breaking point) has right of way.
- Sail with others – whilst kitesurfing is an individual sport, it is advisable never to sail alone. Always inform someone of your sailing plans and an expected time of return. Never sail too far off shore, even in good conditions, as visibility is dramatically reduced when there is any swell running.
- Avoid strong tides, off shore winds and poor visibility.
- Off shore winds – off shore riding is only advisable when the club safety boat is available.
- Strong tides – be aware of the tides, tidal streams can be hazardous depending upon the size and state of the tide.
- Check that your equipment is seaworthy before kitesurfing and that you have the correct equipment to suit the conditions.
- Be honest when assessing your own abilities, especially in extreme conditions. Do not go out in conditions which are beyond your own capabilities – if in doubt, don’t go out!
- When leaving equipment unattended, make certain it does not endanger other beach users or cause damage to their equipment.Position/secure your gear to prevent the wind ‘picking it up’.
- It is strongly advised to carry a line cutter when on the water. Safety flare and mobile phone can also be carried.
- If you are unsure about the conditions and how they might change throughout the day, please ask the Beach Manager on the beach or call us on 02392422570.
CBK Hayling Island Club Rules
- All members must abide by the decisions of the Safety Officer/Beach Manager. If, in the interest of safety, particularly in the height of summer, it is deemed necessary, the Beach Manager may stop kitesurfing temporarily if conditions dictate.
- Launching and landing is only permitted in the marked kite zones, marked with CBK Hayling Island flags. When on the water in summertime during the swimming season keep clear of the shoreline by a minimum of 2 kite line lengths.
- Kitesurfing – no launching at high tide unless supervised by CBK Beach Manager or CBK staff.
- Whilst on the water, all kitesurfers should treat other beach users with the greatest consideration. Any swimmer must be avoided by at least 2 kite line lengths (approx. 50 metres). Swimmers must always be passed to seaward.
- Any member who jeopardises the safety of a swimmer or another beach user will be temporarily or permanently banned. In the event of permanent ban membership fee will not be refunded.
- Membership is only for personal Watersports use – no commercial/promotional use is allowed.
- Launching and landing in the flagged kite zone only.
- A decision will be taken by the Beach Manager whether there is suitable space/conditionsfor kite surfing . The Beach Manager’s decision is final.
- Kitesurfers must take absolute responsibility for their own safety and importantly that of other beach and water users. If you feel there are too many people either on the beach or on the water, you should assess the situation and exercise restraint. Also if you see any kite surfer out of control or about to launch dangerously it makes good sense to assist and advise them and alert them to the Beach Manager. Collectively kite surfers can create a safer environment, those who act irresponsibly jeoprdise the sport for everyone.
- All kites must be fitted with a safety leash to the harness. It is good practice to test all safety systems prior to launching your kite.
- Ensure there is adequate space to launch and land your kite and avoid all swimmers, windsurfers, paddleboarders and other beach users.
- Never ‘over fly’ people on the beach, dogs or horses.Be especially careful of children who are drawn to kites thinking they are toys and are generally not aware of the dangers that a power kite can present.
- Safety advice from CBK Beach Manager or CBK staff must be adhered to at all times.
- Kitesurfers mist keep at least 2 kite lengths (approx. 50 metre)s from the shoreline.
- Novice kite surfers must have had lessons and be of a reasonable level of proficiency before venturing out. Someone t assist launching and landing is essential for all levels of kite surfers.
- Kite surfing in off shore winds and strong gusty conditions should be avoided unless the safety boat is present and operational.
- The lagoon in front of CBK kite zone should be avoided when there are swimmers, learners or children playing.
- Jumping on land is to be avoided.
- Assessment of weather conditions is essential, in particular the size of kite for the wind strength/ability.
- Kitesurfers should keep clear or other water users, particularly those downwind. Kitesurfers should not try jumps or manoeuvres if there is a chance you could drift downwind onto another water user. Always check downwind prior to doing a manoeuvre . If you are too close to another water user, put the kite in it’s natural position and allow them to pass. CBK may divide the lagoon (with a buoy) to keep learners away from recreational kitesurfers. Please keep clear of any beginner kitesurfers whom are having tuition.
- Kites must not be left unattended on the beach unless they are secured with sand bags. Lines must ALWAYS be detached when kites are left on the beach.
- The CBK Beach Manager will endeavour to keep the area directly in front or our launching/landing zone clear of swimmers.If this does happen we will chase up the situation on your behalf. Please do not kitesurf close to swimmers.
CBK Rules are constantly monitored and changes are made when required. Up to date rules can be found on the CBK Hayling Island website under Club Rules.