Equipment Hire: Booking T&Cs

When hiring CST equipment please note you are agreeing to the following:

Equipment hire is subject to availability and weather.

All equipment requests and water users are required to sign in at reception before launching. Equipment is not allowed to be passed between separate groups.

Equipment hire costs are for a minimum of 1 hour and then per 1/4hr thereafter. Any hire period that exceeds the pre-payment must be settled before leaving site.

Any over payment is not eligible for refund or credit.

All hirers are to ensure they have received the Water Safety Brief by a CST Staff member before going afloat.

All users must adhere to the CST Code of Conduct and Trevassack Lake Safety Policy (available to view on the Activity Noticeboard).

CST maintain third party liability insurance for all CST equipment. CST cannot take any liability for personal injury or other damages unless proved negligent.

Any loss of or damage to equipment (excluding natural wear and tear) will be the responsibility of the hirer to cover, up to a maximum £500

Please note paddles (kayaks & SUPs) have a possibility of sinking.

It is the hirers responsibility to ensure the paddle stays with theuser of the craft at all times.

The minimum competencies for equipment hire are as follows (these will restrict further in unfavourable conditions):

Paddlesports (kayak & SUP) – no previous experience required

Sailing – RYA Stage 3 or RYA Level 1

The number of persons onboard must not exceed the following:

Single SUP – 1 person or 1 adult +1 small child or 2 children

Single Kayak – 1 person or 1 adult +1 small child or 2 children

Double Kayak – 2 persons or 2 adults + 1 small child

Pico/Zest – 2 persons or 1 adult + 2 children

Optimist – 2 children

Personal Floatation Devices (Buoyancy Aids or non-inflating Lifejackets) are required to be worn by all water users, at all times when on or near the water (CST clothing is included FOC, appropriate to kit being hired).

Wetsuits: 1 April – 31 October: discretionary to the user. Between 1 November – 31 March: where there is a higher risk of immersion wetsuits are compulsory.

Leashes must be used on all SUPs.

Users/Craft must stay in the designated areas and not impede activity sessions taking place.

All U18s must be supervised by an appropriate adult on site, all U12s must be accompanied by an appropriate adult on the water at all times.

Users must respect other water users and their enjoyment of the site. Any loud or boisterous behaviour will not be tolerated.

CST hold the right to close the water, refuse entry or remove persons from the water at any time.