Self Launch

£5.00

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Description

Self-Launch is a 4h booking slot in which you can launch your own craft at the Lower Lliw Reservoir. The price is £5 per craft.

Permitted craft are SUP’s, Sit-On Kayaks, Inflatable Kayaks, Canoes & Closed Cockpit Kayaks.

FOR SUP YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW US THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF FALLING IN THE WATER AND GETTING BACK ON AGAIN AT THE START OF YOUR SESSION.

If you are unable to book a first visit even though spaces are left it is because first-visit/orientation spaces are full.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 5 ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE WATER.

During your first self launch visit you will be required to attend and complete an orientation and assessment in your chosen craft. Details of this can be found at the following link – https://swanseaadventures.com/self-launching/

Please note that everyone wishing to self-launch must attend and pass the orientation and assessment. Please also note that there is only one permissible access point to the water. As there is limited space we permit a maximum of 2 swaps between people during a self launch session, there is also nowhere for craft to go if you decide to take a break from paddling. All craft that are not in the process of being launched or on the water must be removed from the launching area.

  • All self launch participants must wear a correctly fitted buoyancy aid to one of the following standards (available to rent if required) and it must be less than 10 years old;
    • CE Marked
    • ISO12402-5
    • ISO12402-4
    • ISO12402-3
    • ISO12402-2
  •  Self-Launch is weather dependent and as such will not take place if the wind speed is 13mph or greater.
  • All self-launch participants must fill in and sign a registration form and waiver, in the case of children under the age of 18 this must be filled in by a responsible adult.
  • No children under the age of five may take part in self-launch.
  • Self-Launch participants must always check in before entering the water on every visit.
  • Inflatable dingies, rings and any other inflatables not specified are not permitted for self-launch.
  • Swansea Adventures does not take any responsibility for any damage caused to equipment while in use at the Lliw Reservoir, including while it is being washed with the jetwash at the washdown facilities.
  • Any unsafe behaviors will result in access to the water being revoked immediately and a ban on future use of the Lliw Reservoir.
  • Entering and exiting the water is only permitted via the slip-way or pontoon and landing elsewhere on the reservoir is not permitted.
  • All self-launch participants must be able to swim.
  • All self-launch participants must pass assessment on their first visit as detailed craft specifically below.
  • Children age 14 or over may self-launch with a responsible adult onsite.
  • Children aged under 14 must be accompanied on the water by an adult.
  • Children age under 8 must be on/in a craft with an adult (18+).
  • Free swimming or swimming away from your craft is not permitted.
  • All craft must be in good working condition with no obvious significant wear and tear which may compromise the safety of the craft.
  • All self-launch craft must be washed down immediately prior to entering the water and exiting the water.
  • No vessel shall be brought onto the reservoir after it has been on any inland water known to be affected by ulcerated dermal neurosis or any other known contaminants.
  • Swansea Adventures reserve the right to deny access to the water without warning and without the need to give reason.
  • Any abuse of any kind including online towards Swansea Adventures will not be tolerated and will result in a ban from the use of all facilities at the Lliw Reservoir associated with Swansea Adventures.
  • It is not permitted to book self-launch in order to provide lessons, education or training on any craft to anyone.
  • Self-Launch outside of that provided by Swansea Adventures at the Lliw Reservoir is strictly prohibited, as it has always been.