Code Of Conduct For Kitesurfing At Hillhead And Salterns Park
Code of conduct for kitesurfing at Hillhead and Salterns Park
If you wish to kitesurf at Hillhead we would be happy to see you out having fun but please can everyone try to follow the local rules so that we can all continue having fun for many years to come.
This code of conduct has been develop to help kitesurfers and the public at Salterns Park and Hillhead to stay safe. Please respect it, abide by it and communicate it to anyone you see who is not acting in accordance with it.
Kitesurfing code of conduct for riding at Salterns Park, Hillhead
Ensure you have third party liability insurance.
Help anyone in need of assistance.
Keep away from the childrens play area.
Do not fly your kite over the beach while kitesurfing.
Do not walk along the promenade with your kite in the air, or walk on the beach with your
kite over the promenade or the car park.
Do not do any tricks within 50m of the beach
Tell the coastguard you are safe if yo lose your board on the water
Rights of way
When crossing, upwind riders should fly their kite high, downwind riders should fly theirs low.
The rider coming into the beach from the water gives way to the rider leaving the beach.
A rider on the port tack (kite on the left side) gives way to a rider on the starboard tack (kite on the right side) – kite on the right, has right of way.
Always look around before turning or performing a trick
Stay away from swimmers and swimming areas
Give way to all other water users
Regularly check you safety release systems.
Check for wear and tear on all your equipment
Always use a kite leash and effective safety system
Carry a knife that can cut your heaviest line
Setting Up, Launching and Landing
Please set up towards the middle/far end of the park away from the childrens play area.
Do not launch close to non-kiters or if the launch area is crowded with people.
Put a weight on your kite when left on the land.
Snake or wind up your lines when leaving your kite unattended.
Look out for riders returning to shore and be ready to help land their kite safely.
Please do not empty stones from your weight bag onto the grass.
Check local weather conditions before riding.
Do not go out in an offshore wind.
Only go out around high tide if you can confidently ride upwind both ways.
Wait until mid to low tide if you are learning or are a beginner.
If the beach and shoreline are busy wait until they have cleared before going out.
Do not spend time flying the kite on land
If in doubt, dont go out
If you need any more information about kitesurfing at Hillhead or if you would like advice on your equipment and safety please contact us www.airtimekitesurfing.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 02392 553 607. Someone from Airtime Sports can normally be found at beach on windy days and will aways be more than happy to help
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