Launch Your Own Kit

Self-Launch

at Llandegfedd Lake

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Self-Launch at Llandegfedd Lake


Self-launch options are available between March and October. To enjoy the lake with your own equipment, you must book your session.

All access is from the beaches outside the Activity Centre.

Windsurfers are permitted to leave their kit at the edge of the headland and walk around the foreshore to take it off the headland for water access.

Self-Launch Terms


We welcome you to launch your own equipment on the lake in a controlled and safe environment. Watersports activities come with an inherent risk. The safety of all water users will always be our priority.

Minimum Requirements


Third party public liability insurance (available through all national governing bodies eg Canoe Wales, Royal Yachting Association).

Minimum safety and quality standard for the craft. Llandegfedd Lake Duty Manager decision is final.

A correctly fitting buoyancy aid (EN 393) must be always worn when on the water. Buoyancy belts ARE NOT accepted. A buoyancy aid may be replaced by an impact vest when using a harness. Although life jackets are allowed, we would advise not to use automatically inflating ones.

Minimum age on the water is 5 years*.

Valid launch permit for the duration of your session.

* A life jacket (EN 395) must be worn by all children aged between 5 and 7 years. These can be hired from the Activity Centre.

Permitted Craft


The following craft are permitted to be self-launched on the lake.

Canoes

Craft must be fitted with sufficient buoyancy to remain floating above the gunwale line when full of water.

Dinghies

One person aboard must hold RYA Stage 3 or Level 2 Basic Skills.

Closed-Cockpit Kayaks

Minimum of two paddlers with or without spray deck and must be fitted with sufficient buoyancy to remain floating when full of water.

Sit-On-Top Kayaks

Must have inherent buoyancy.

Paddle-Boards

Paddlers must be attached to the board with a leash.

Windsurfers

Must hold RYA Stage 3 / Start Windsurfing.

Wing-Boards

Must be able to sail upwind in light wind conditions.

Other

Foiling is permitted and may be zoned during peak times.

The launching of inflatables and beach toys is strictly prohibited. If you feel that your craft is sufficiently robust to be exempt from this classification please contact us. Please note that if the craft cannot be safely paddled a distance to shore after sustaining a puncture, it will not be deemed safe to be used on site.

Safety


All Self-Launch sessions must be pre-booked.

You must check-in before launch your craft.

There will be a ‘control boat’ on the water during all sessions.

If you require assistance, stay with your craft and signal a member of the water safety team.

In the event of severe weather or other incidents, we have the right to Red Flag the water and suspend all water activities.

Last launch is one hour before the end of the session (12pm & 4pm). Water closes at 5pm Saturday – Tuesday and 8pm Wednesday – Friday, unless advertised otherwise.

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