On The Water

We have scheduled water activities during the summer at West Kirby Marine Lake.

Scheduled sessions as follows:

Tuesday 18.30-21.00*

Saturday 10.00-13.00*

*Please disperse after drop off, and wait for your young person by the railings on collection, times & days may vary, check your emails.

Our Fusion Sailboats

Recommended Kit

ARRIVE IN: Wetsuit & board shorts, rash vest and wet-boots or old trainers, named drinks bottle.

BAGGED KIT: Warm easy change clothes, towel, underwear, footwear.

(due to COVID-19 please keep kit bags outside the boathouse on the red benches)

SAFETY KIT: Buoyancy aids are supplied, helmets are available. Junior Scouts, Cubs and Beavers are required to wear a helmet. If Scout parents insist on a helmet for every session please remind your Scout to request one.

INSIDE KIT: Eating before a session will help keep your body warm, active and alert, all essential ingredients when we are on the water for a long time.

Additional Weather Dependent Kit

WARM WEATHER KIT: Waterproof sun block, cap, old sunglasses (may get lost) water bottle. Rash vest and board shorts if scorchio. BAREFOOT NOT ALLOWED

COLD WEATHER KIT: Old fleece, neoprene gloves and a beanie hat. Thermal base layers under wetsuit and a wind proof coat when on shore. We have cag tops to wear over your old fleece to keep the wind and spray off when on the water.

INCORRECT KIT: Incorrect, inappropriate or no kit – NO SAIL – No exceptions, if in doubt please ask.

All kit is user and weather dependent, the weather at the lake can change when the tide turns,  please check on the latest conditions below

All sessions and events subject to weather, adult help and leader availability. Please check your emails before travelling to venue.

EXPECTATIONS: At 4th Heswall we expect good behaviour and sensible conduct to come as standard, we take part in many adventurous activities, inability to pay attention or disrupt others from paying attention may cause an avoidable incident, if a member brings the safety of themselves or others into jeopardy, through wilful disruption or sub-standard behaviour, they will be asked to leave 4th Heswall without compromise or mitigation.

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Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls