Wotbikini SUP Terms & Conditions
Wotbikini is a paddle sport instruction & coaching organisation. It provides basic and intermediate instruction & coaching. All Wotbikini courses & sessions are staffed by appropriately qualified instructors. Staff to student/client ratios are in accordance with our National Governing Body (British Canoeing) guidelines.
Health and Safety
Please be aware all water sports are a ‘risk’ activity and that the customer/client understands this. We carry public liability insurance - details are available on request.
We strongly advised participants to purchase their own personal holiday insurance to cover personal injury.
With water-based activities, all participants must be confident in an open water environment and able to swim 25 metres.
Wearing of spectacles: participants are strongly recommended not to wear spectacles of any kind. Spectacles can be a hazard to yourself whilst participating in any of Wotbikini activities. If you the participant, choose to wear spectacles (of any kind) you must accept that injury may occur and accept responsibility for any such injury or loss of spectacles. Participants may wear contact lenses.
Wotbikini reserve the right to cancel or postpone any activity or activities should their staff suspect or become otherwise aware of any reason that the customer/client may not be appropriate, suitable, safe or able to otherwise – for whatever reason – to carry out the activity or activities on safety, medical or any other grounds. This will include, but not be limited to alcohol or drug consumption, conduct etc.
Wotbikini require customers/clients to inform us of any medical or other conditions that may affect your ability to safely paddle under instruction via the medical questionnaire and on the day of delivery. Please fill in the medical questionnaire to the best of your knowledge – you will be given this to fill in on the day and prior to your session.
It is the responsibility of the customer/client to keep Wotbikini up to date through their lessons/instruction on any conditions that may have arisen or be suspected, that could affect their safety or ability to engage in paddlesports.
If you are in any doubt as to whether you should take part in an activity because of an existing medical condition please seek advice from your doctor.
Please bring your medication with you whilst on your activity and make your instructor aware of existing conditions.
Customers with disabilities
Please get in touch with Wotbikini via our website contact page. We are very happy to discuss how we can support you. Although not all our activities are suitable for all disabled participants, we will do our best to help by working with you to assess your individual needs relative to the activities.
We do not recommend that those who are pregnant take part in our water sports sessions because of the risk of falling and harming the baby.
Minimum age and other restrictions
Sessions and courses advertised on the Wotbikini website are for women and stipulate the minimum age of participants. These are as follows,
Flat Water SUP – Women Only Courses
18 years +
White Water SUP - Women Only Courses, Holme Pierrepont White Water Course, 18 years +
Equipment & Clothing
All participants must bring wetshoes or old trainers to be worn during the session including on the water.
Swim wear must be worn under the wetsuits provided.
Wotbikini will not be held liable for any damage caused to clients own non -paddling equipment including but not limited to mobile phones and technology, vehicles, clothes/clothing etc. We do not recommend that any personal items such as and for example jewellery, keys, mobile phones or other technology are carried during any activity given the risk of damage or loss during these times. Wotbikini will not be held liable for the damage, loss or any other cost in respect of personal equipment.
All clients must use Wotbikini safety equipment while taking part in activities. Any damage caused to equipment due to clients own negligence, carelessness or malicious acts must be paid for at the time and at the current replacement value.
Payment for any lesson, trip, course, assessment or any other activity through Wotbikini will be made in accordance with instructions via our website and in full.
Your place on a session/course is confirmed at the point of payment in full via our website.
British Canoeing Certification Fee
British Canoeing Courses – Where British Canoeing fees are required, these will be made clear in the booking information.
Parking & Water Fee
Parking & water fee payable to the National Water Sports Centre (Holme Pierrepont Country Park) is not included in your course fee. Please make payment on arrival.
Cancellation by you
Cancellation by you – is refundable up to 30 days before the scheduled course. We recommend that you take out personal holiday insurance to cover cancellation.
If you cancel your booking more than 30 days before your scheduled course, no refund will be given.
Cancellation by us
Wotbikini works hard to deliver all our booked courses. We do however reserve the right to cancel, modify, change delivery sites for any activity or activities on grounds of safety, bad weather, illness or other factors beyond our control. Wotbikini will make all reasonable attempts to find you an alternative date for the course booked or offer you a voucher for the course booked and for the same value at the time of the booking. This is valid for one year.
Cancellation due to COVID lockdown
If a national or local lockdown restricts our ability to run a course which you are booked onto, we will send you a voucher for the course booked and for the same value at the time of booking. This is valid for one year.
Wotbikini working in partnership with external coaches & organisations.
When booking via an external organisation – your booking agreement is with that external coach or/and organisation and their T&C’s apply.
Booking via Wotbikini - your booking agreement is with Wotbikini & our Terms & Conditions apply. Refund policy may differ for these events and will be clearly written in the course/event description on the Wotbikini website. These apply to that event only and cannot be applied to other events, courses, sessions etc.
Please arrive in plenty of time to arrange parking and get ready for your session on the water. We recommend arriving at least 40 minutes prior to the start time at point of booking.
If you arrive late for a course or absent from any session, we reserve the right to refuse to accept you if this impacts on the larger group time on the water or/and insufficient grasp of skills/knowledge. In all such cases, payment is non-refundable.
Please see your booking confirmation email for details on session location. Session locations vary depending on which activities are booked, river levels and weather conditions. The waterways we regularly use are the Beeston/Nottingham Canal, River Trent (Nottingham) & The Lagoon (Holme Pierrepont Country Park).
Delivery sites – Beeston/Nottingham Canal & River Trent delivery sites do not have changing rooms. Please be discrete when changing in a public place. Some delivery sites may have toilets in a commercial setting - use is at the owners discretion.
The lagoon (Holme Pierrepont Country Park) has accessible changing facilities & toilets.
Parking and accessibility differ at the sites we use. Please contact Wotbikini directly if you have any questions.
This is a private Facebook community created by Wotbikini. This is made available for women who have completed British Canoeing DISCOVER and/or EXPLORE (inland very sheltered water). It has been created for women to be build a community of flat water SUP paddlers, access Wotbikini supported trips and organise their own independent paddle trips - inland very sheltered water.
Each month from April – October, one Wotbikini organised formal trip will be advertised on the CAKE FB community. The delivery site will change regularly and all booking information will be advertised accordingly. Wotbikini is responsible for this monthly organised paddle trip only. This is stated clearly on the Facebook page.
Payment will be made directly to Wotbikini via BACS and at the point of receiving payment, booking conformation, where to meet and what to bring will be emailed to you, the participant. 30 day cancellation policy applies. Subject to medical disclaimer form.
For this session to run, there must be a minimum of 3 bookings.
Independently organised SUP trips - Wotbikini does not accept liability for paddle trips independently organised by members of the community via CAKE FB page. Wotbikini does not rent out equipment for independently organised trips by members of CAKE FB community. Each participant is responsible for their own safety.
If you decide to organise an independent paddle trip, you are responsible for ensuring you (and your group) are physically fit enough to stand up paddleboard. That you (and your group) can all swim 25 metres. That you (and your group) paddleboards and equipment meets a high standard. You (and your group) are using a QR leash(es). That you (and your group) carry safety equipment including mobile phones, personal medication, emergency contact information, maps, consulted and understood the weather for the duration you are on the water and safety planning is in place prior to your trip.
You and your group must paddle a recognised route - as identified by British Canoeing- and have researched and assessed the conditions for and on the day of your trip. You (and your group) abide by legally recognised access & egress routes, take home all litter and check, clean & dry your equipment and clothing post trip.
You (and your group) are able to self-rescue and assist another paddler if required. You (and your group) are expected to meet best practise as explained in DISCOVER.
You (and each individual) are carrying valid and in date licences and have personal insurance in place - these can be obtained via British Canoeing. You (and your group) understand that you are participating in paddle boarding at your own risk.
Wotbikini is not liable and offers no insurance cover to individuals or groups in regards to personal accidents that may occur during you (and your group) independent paddling trips organised via the FB page – CAKE.
A voucher is valid for 12 months from the purchase date. Once you have purchased a voucher,
Electronic – emailed to you within 7 days from point of purchase.
Paper – posted to you (second class & signed for) within 7 days from point of purchase.
To redeem your voucher, please identify the date you would like to attend via the website, email (email@example.com) stating the date, time, and quote the code printed on your voucher. If this date/time is full, we will contact you to rearrange. 30 day cancellation policy applies. Is subject to medical disclaimer form. Confirmation information including where to meet and what to bring will be emailed once a booking has been confirmed.
When making a booking you are agreeing to our terms and conditions. These are available to view at any time on our Wotbikini website. You will be automatically added to the mailing list to receive occasional offers and news. You can opt out from these emails anytime using the ‘unsubscribe/ at the bottom of the email.