All Blue Mind Sports clinics and coaching activities are staffed by appropriately qualified staff. Staff to student ratios are in accordance with British Canoeing guidelines.
Whilst every reasonable attempt will be made to deliver courses, Blue Mind Sports reserves the right to cancel or modify the courses due to safety considerations and factors beyond our control.
Liability and Insurance
Outrigger Canoeing and Surfski Kayaking is potentially a dangerous activity. All participants must be aware of this and accept the risks associated with these activities.
Whilst Blue Mind Sports has an excellent safety record, responsibility for injury or illness arising from outrigger canoeing or associated activities can only be accepted if caused by negligence on the part of Blue Mind Sports its servants or agents.
Blue Mind Sports is under no liability whatsoever in respect of loss or damage to property, however caused, whilst on an activity organised by Blue Mind Sports.
Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance cover. Blue Mind Sports is unable to offer any form of insurance cover (other than public liability).
Health and Safety Considerations
Due to the strenuous nature of outrigger canoeing and surfski kayaking, all participants should be physically fit. Anyone with a medical condition must seek medical advice before considering participating.
All participants must be able to swim 100m and be confident swimming in open water.
Any students under the age of 18 need their parent/guardian to book and attend the same activity and must be agreed before booking.
Spectacles can be a hazard to your self whilst participating in outrigger canoeing and surfski kayaking. You are strongly recommended not to wear spectacles of any kind. If you choose to wear spectacles you must accept that injury may occur and accept responsibility for any such injury.
Participants may wear contact lenses.
Course participants will not be permitted to consume alcohol or drugs prior to or during courses. Blue Mind Sports reserve the right to refuse participation to anyone considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Blue Mind Sports staff may require any participant to leave the course if that person acts in any such manner as to endanger him/herself or any other person. The Head Coach may require any participant to leave the course if that person is not of a suitable standard to be on that particular course.
Disabled persons are welcome to participate in courses. Please send details of your specific needs to Blue Mind Sports at the time of booking.
Blue Mind Sports must be informed of any medical conditions (asthma, epilepsy, deafness etc) or any other special needs of any/all participants.
Equipment & Clothing
Participants on outrigger canoeing and surfski kayaking activities must provide their own equipment and clothing unless otherwise specified/arranged. All equipment must be suitable and will be checked by the Head Coach.
Outrigger canoes and Surfskis may be available from our coaching fleet.
Damage or loss to Blue Mind Sports equipment caused by negligence, malicious acts or carelessness must be paid for at the time at current replacement value.
Bookings & Payments
A booking is only accepted upon receipt of a completed and signed booking form with the appropriate payment.
Anyone booking for a group must enclose individual signed booking forms for each participant and return them together to Blue Mind Sports.
The balance of Payment must be received 7 days prior to the course at which point pre-course information will be sent.
If booking within 7 days of the course date, we will require the full payment at the time of booking.
Cancellations, Refunds or Transfers
Should you cancel your booking for any reason more than 7 days before your course commences, the initial deposit will be forfeited.
Should you cancel your booking for any reason less than 7 days before your course commences, there will be no refunds and the full amount will be payable.
Blue Mind Sports reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient numbers.
As part of the continual review of safety and associated considerations, the conditions of booking are subject to change, clarification and modification etc at any time.