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Equipment & clothing

Equipment & clothing

Equipment & clothing

Our fleet

Kayaks/canoes

A wide range of kayaks of varying sizes, brands and types ranging from general purpose boats to whitewater river runners, freestyle, slalom and sit-on-top. All are one-person kayaks.

We have 15' open canoes, a C1 whitewater racer, C1 slalom and C2 slalom.

Sailing dinghies

We have several types of sailing dinghies, both singlehanders and crewed boats:

5 x RS Venture

2 x Laser Bahia

6 x RS Feva

7 x Laser One

1 x Laser Vago.

Powerboats

5.2m aluminium alloy ex-army assault boats fitted with Yamaha 60hp high thrust outboards and hydraulic steering systems.

5.8m Humber Destroyer RIBs with Yamaha 100hp outboards and hydraulic steering systems.

 

Clothing

WBB will provide your boat and personal buoyancy but you will need to bring all your personal clothing including shoes to wear on the water. A windproof is always a good idea as even on a warm day, it is easy to get cold from windchill.

 

Winter clothing regulations

Clothing regulations apply through the winter from 1st November through to 31st March.

SAILING: A winter-weight wetsuit (5mm thickness on the body) or a drysuit plus other appropriate clothing including soft-soled shoes.

KAYAKING: 2 options

Clothing hire

Westminster Boating Base has a limited range of wetsuits and waterproof tops and trousers for sailing and kayaking during our winter season (1st Nov - 31st March). Hire charge is £2.00 per session.

From April to October there are no clothing restrictions and each individual must provide their own - you will need to be appropriately dressed for the weather. 

Buy Clothing

Secondhand: From time to time, as children grow out of their wetsuits, parents donate these suits and other kit to WBB and we pass these on for a donation to the charity. Please ask in-house.

New: WBB keeps a stock of new clothing to purchase including wetsuits, drysuits, gloves, shoes and boots, cagoules and spraydecks. Please ask in-house.

A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoe Union (BCU) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).

Westminster Boating Base is a Sport England Clubmark accredited 'Top centre'.

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