Raft Building and Raft RacingHarvey Dawkins2020-12-29T15:33:13+00:00 Raft Building and racing for Groups Stag or Hen Goes for FREE Two Hours / Two Activities…£49pp Everything provided On sea front 3 miles from pier Raft Building and Raft Racing – £55pp Great fun with a bit of competition, suitable for everyone Compete against each other to solve a series of land based, physical and mental challenges with the aim of achieving the most points and gaining a head start in the Raft Race. 1 Place in 10 for FREE Build a raft using barrels, planks and ropes, the aim being to create the best raft, or at least one that stays afloat! Teams will then take to the water on their raft and kitted out with paddles to propel the raft, they will go head to head against the other teams. For extra excitement this activity can be paired with other activities including: Standup paddleboarding (includes Giant XL 10 person SUP) Windsurfing Sailing Wakeboarding Kayaking SUP Yoga Enjoy a Apres Surf BBQ and licensed bar. ( (Vegan, vegetarine & meat options) from £5pp. View BBQ menu “We all had a fabulous time, especially the bride to be. It was great fun trying SUP, super SUP and raft building. We want to especially thank John Yeoman who was a great coach.” Julie Simpson “Thanks for your help in organising the stag weekend, everyone had such a great time and all the instructors were super fun and encouraging (getting everyone up on the wakeboards very quickly which some of the less active guys were really surprised with!). The food was also perfect and with the sun out, the area to chill out made for a really fun avo to kick back.” Paul Goodey What to expect: Lots of fun. Price: 1 hour: One activity – £30pp 2 hours: One or two activities – £55 per person (wakeboard add an extra £10.00 pp) 3 hours: Two or three activities – £75 per person (wakeboard add an extra £15.00 pp) Full day: £110.00 BBQ ( (Vegan, vegetarine & meat options) from £5pp. View BBQ menu Prerequisite: Can swim for wakeboarding. Other activities water confident. Duration: Two or three hours is the most popular option but we can offer 1 hour or full day sessions. Where: Hove Lagoon, BN3 4LX Suitable for: This activity is suitable for everyone, however if you include wakeboarding you should be aware it is not suitable for people with back problems Availability: Please contact us to check availability. Booking: Call 01273 42 48 42 option 2 or email us. Booking terms and conditions apply and rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice. Directions Read More… We have two centres in Brighton please make sure you head to the correct one. This activity take place at Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex BN3 4LX. You may find the Journey Planning web site useful.Cycling : We have a cycle parking area, don’t forget your lock.Car Parking : We do not have our own car park. There is parking within a 150m of Hove Lagoon on Wharf road opposite Hove Lagoon. Or there is metered parking on the southside of the A259 Kingsway.There is free parking in the residential area to the north of the A259 Kingsway. There are some resident restrictions on roads East of Saxon Road. These do not apply to roads west of Saxon Road.Bus : Brighton and Hove Bus company : Route 1, 1A, 6.This service travels along Church Road which is about 3 mins walk north of the seafront. Get off at the Wish Road or Brittany Court stops. This service runs from Brighton Station. If you have arrived at Hove Station you need to walk directly south to Church Road where you can meet this service.Coastliner 700 service. Stage CoachTrain : National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.ukWe recommend travelling to Portslade station (1 mile from us ) or Hove station (2 miles from us) Brighton station is 3 miles from us.CoachNational Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station in near the pier which is about 3 miles from us. What to BringWhat to BringSwimwear: To wear under the wetsuit and impact vests which are provided.Towel: We have hot showers so you will need a towel to dry yourself off at the end of your session.Bag: To put your wet things in.Other stuff: Suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Sunscreen, layers in case the wind gets up, anorak or waterproof jacket.What Not to bring Valuables. We have free lockers in the changing rooms but better safe than sorry. Health & Safety Health and safety Public liability insurance for £10,000,000 Risk assessments can be emailed to you. We are inspected by the the RYA, BWSW and LOtc. All staff are training to NGB standards. Any staff that work with children are DBS checked Cancellation Policy Cancelation Policy When you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking. That means we are unable to offer that space to anyone else.If you cancel that space we are likely to incur a loss. We will have already made commitments to staff and we may have turned away other bookings. We are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss.We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations. If we did not do this we would have to put up our prices for everyone.Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement. Course Cancelation Insurance You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover. Our Advice If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider.Consider taking out course cancellation insurance.Your holiday insurance may cover you for course where you stay on our boats. Cancellation charges • More than 8 weeks before course/event – loss of deposit• Less than 8 weeks before course/event – 100% of price of course/eventAt our discretion, we may allow a forfeited deposit to be used towards an alternative course/event run by us. In each case, such a booking will be at the price prevailing at the time of re-booking and subject to an admin charge of £25 for course over £150 and £10 for course under £150.In these circumstances we offer significant discounts on rebooking within 12 months.The discount is based on how much notice was given for the booking cancellation and non discounted course rates:• More than 4 weeks before course/event – 90% discount on full brochure rates• 2- 4 weeks before course/event – 75% discount on full brochure rates• 13 days – 72 hours before course/event – 50% discount on full brochure rates• 72 hours or less – 25% discount on full brochure ratesFor Example if you book a course worth £200 and need to change the date of that course:4 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £20.2 weeks notice this will cost you an additional £503 days notice this will cost you an additional £10024 hours notice this will cost you an additional £150Postponement by us due to bad weatherOn some occasions courses may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates, no refund will be available.On some occasions group events may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances we will offer you alternative dates.Please make sure you have read our full booking terms and conditions Check Availability… Contact Us FAQ’s What makes Hove Lagoon so special for learning?Hove Lagoon is an old Victorian boating lake so has a solid bottom and is only waist deep. This means that any time you need to you can stand up. It is also right next to the sea so on those hot sunny days when there is little wind we can usually expect a sea breeze. Being next to the sea when people are ready we can move their learning away from the lagoon and on to the sea itself. The lagoon is in the middle of a public park so not only do you have the beach near by but you also have a kids play area and a skate park so anyone not taking part will have something to do. There is also an onsite licensed cafe for spectators and participants. Do you do wakeboarding behind a boat?No we do not as it is not often that the sea is flat enough. We have 3 System 2.0 cables in shallow and sheltered waters of Hove Lagoon. As it is a 2.0 system it means only one person at a time rides and if they come off the handle comes straight back to them so there is no waiting in the water. For beginners it is perfect as you can hear the instructions, are able to stand up if need be and do not have the challenge of waves. There are also various features in the water like the step up or box to keep advanced riders amused. Some of the group are wary of water and may not want to take partHove Lagoon is only waist deep so what ever activity you are doing they will be able to stand up. If anyone cannot swim just let us know and we will keep an extra eye. Everyone that goes on the water, including instructors, has to wear a buoyancy aid or impact vest. If someone really does not want to take part that is fine. They can be on the side watching and encouraging, maybe offering advice if you are building rafts and they can be the first to the cafe to order the coffees or beers. What if the weather is not great?It is very unusual for us to cancel due to bad weather. You will be getting wet so rain is not a problem and if you have people coming to watch they can watch from our cafe which looks out over the lagoon. I am not a very good swimmer, will I be ok?Hove Lagoon is only waist deep so if you do fall off your board you will be able to stand up and then get back on your board. You will also be wearing a buoyancy aid for added confidence. What do we do with our bags, we are visitors to Brighton?We do have lockers that are free to use. If you have larger bags we can store them for you provided they are not huge suitcases! I don't have a wetsuit, is this a problem? We have wetsuits in all shapes and sizes to suit everyone. You are very welcome to borrow one of these (no additional charge). Is Lagoon Watersports experienced in group events?We have provided corporate, group and Hen & Stag events since 1994. We have catered for groups of up to 400 clients and worked with companies such as: Microsoft, IBM,Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Garnier, Natwest, Morgan Stanley and News International. Our events are skippered by highly professional, experienced, qualified and friendly instructors. Changing BookingsPlease click here for our full booking terms and conditions and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy. Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice. Our cancellation policy applies in all circumstances including no shows, illness, relocation, transport failure and bereavement. The reason for this is when you make a booking with us we assign staff and equipment to deliver the booking, we are therefore unable to offer that space to anyone else. We will have made commitments to staff for your booking and we may have turned away other bookings. Unfortunately we are unable to get insurance that covers us for this loss. We therefore do not offer refunds for cancellations as we are likely to incur costs. Course Cancelation Insurance You can take out insurance to cover the cost of your course against cancellation through CancelSure. Guide cost is £12 for the first £100 of cover and then £6 per additional £100 of cover and an excess of £25 per claim. Our Advice If you pay by credit card your cancellation maybe covered by your credit card provider. Consider taking out course cancellation insurance. Your holiday insurance may cover you for course when you stay on our boats.