We are delighted to have Decathlon attending this year’s Discover Sailing event on 10th July 2021 with Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) for people to try and ‘have-a-go’ and find out what board would best suit their needs. Over the past year SUPs have proved to be a popular and this will give members and non-members the chance to see if this is a water activity they might like to pursue. If you have a wet suit please bring your own in case of a possible dunking. Also a change of clothes is highly recommended.
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:
- Paddle on the lake(s) on a regular informal basis (Friday & Sunday afternoons from 16.00 hours). In addition, if weather conditions are favourable, SUP users can use the water any time during the season when it does not conflict with organised racing/training (or Open Water swimming on small lake). WeSUP group members planning on SUPing at times other that Fri / Sun pm can communicate to other group members via WhatsApp.
- 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 email@example.com 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