Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a relatively new sport which has seen an increase in popularity especially during lockdown. Not surprisingly there has been a surge of interest in SUPs and iSUPs (Inflatable SUPs)at the club. It is an ideal way to get out on the water – especially on those warm sunny days when there is little wind for sailing. And it provides a pleasant way to get fit outdoors.
To use the water with a SUP you do need to be a member, see this page
The WeSup group enables members to:
- If the weather conditions are favourable, SUP users can use the water when it does not conflict with organized racing/training or Open Water swimming on the small lake.
There are however some restrictions, for all water users in accordance with the terms of the club’s lease as detailed below:
February to end of September (Main season) – water users can access the water on any day of the week
October to end of October – water users can only use the water on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays, plus 1 week of Notts half term
November to 2 February – water users can only use the water on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Occasionally there are additional days allowed these are outlined in the newsletter.
During the Main Season paddling on the lake takes place on a regular, informal basis on Friday and Sunday afternoons from 16.00 hours, when other SUPers might be paddling.
- Sharing tips and ideas on paddleboarding.
- Looking at trips to other locations to try out paddling on rivers etc.
- Opportunities for coaching to improve skills, self-rescue or even just getting started.
Please note the following:
All SUP users MUST wear a waist or ankle leash at all times when on their board in the water along with an approved Buoyancy aid or EN ISO certified Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
Anyone not complying with this policy will be required to leave the water.
If you have a iSUP or SUP and are interested in getting out on the water please email – Moira Hart – at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mobile number so you can be added to the weSUP@NCSC Whats App group to keep you informed on when we are meeting and what is going on SUPwise.
This is open to Members only. Club members can use a SUP (assuming your membership is a water use category – ie not Social), you must be insured and have filled the form below and had it accepted.
Moira Hart – SUP co-ordinator