Terms and conditions

Assumed risks

Participants acknowledge that whitewater kayaking is an assumed risk, water based, contact sport that carries attendant risks.  By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, the participant agrees that they understand these risks.

In Case of Emergency details

Participants will be responsible for ensuring that their ICE details are up to date.

Medical expenses

Where a Participant is unable to provide consent to medical or other expenses that a Coach believes should be incurred in the interests of the Participant’s well-being, the Participant agrees to re-imburse the person or persons for such expenses at the earliest possible opportunity.


Prior to the activity participants will make the Coach assigned to them aware of any illnesses, medical conditions, injuries, issues and concerns that may impact on their ability to participate or the Coach’s ability to ensure their safety.


In the event of cancellation by participants, deposits will be refunded to the extent that the costs are recoverable.  In the event of cancellation by WLW, deposits will be refunded in full.

Liability limitations

WLW does not take responsibility for items lost, stolen or damaged during WLW trips.

The WLW Coaches are not responsible for the safety of participants outside of the water-based activities.  In addition, the responsibility of the Coaches for the Participants is subject to the paragraph on Assumed risks above and only applies insofar as the actions or negligence of the Participants do not impede the Coaches’ ability to ensure their safety.

WLW does not take responsibility for the verifying the suitability or state of repair of the participants’ equipment.

Decision making

Participants accept the Coach’s authority to make decisions affecting the group or individuals and agree to abide by those decisions.  These decisions may include requiring an individual or individuals to leave the trip if the Coach(es) believe that a person or persons health is at risk or the participant(s) behaviour has been or may become detrimental to the safety, enjoyment or well-being of the group.

Data Protection

No information about participants will be passed to third parties without the participants consent.

Updated: 25 MAY 2020