Membership subscription is instant for new membership and can now be renewed before an existing subscription expires. For renewals, simply click the link in the renewal reminder email you will receive shortly before your renewal date and follow the instructions.
Multiple memberships: If you wish to purchase more than one membership (e.g. for you and a partner) you will need to create a separate online account for each membership and pay separately for each. Each account will need a unique email address. Family membership is also available; simply select this option from the online membership page.
Join online using our secure WorldPay payment gateway and get one year of insurance cover instantly. All major cards accepted.
Membership of British Kitesports is more than just insurance. By becoming a British Kitesports member you are actively supporting our important activities:
With the Membership system membership numbers are ongoing, meaning that the number which all members get assigned at the time of creating an account online will stay with them for life. If any member needs to amend any of their online details this can be done within our admin department, you just need to contact us either by phone 01305 813555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also join British Kitesports through one of our Affiliated Clubs. Simply choose the club you wih to join from the drop down menu on the joining page. We will then give that Club an additional £5 on top of the Club fee we collect from you on their behalf. this money is just one way we support our Clubs to do develop kitesports around the UK. For details of all the regional clubs see the clubs page. British Kitesports is actively encouraging and supporting regional clubs to form and we are here to help. Clubs are the lifeblood of the sport, ensuring a local point of contact for any issues that may arise locally. Councils and bodies prefer to talk to clubs as apposed to individuals.
Please note that as of 16th January 2019 our membership system has introduced a 7 day protection period before we can issue a refund to any customers. (this means that any payment collected from our customers cannot be refunded until 7 days after the payment was charged.)
Please note: In the event of a claim or incident please report it immediately. British Kitesports is a not-for-profit association organised as a company limited by guarantee. By joining British Kitesports you agree to become a member of the company. The company has limited liability but as a member you do agree to contribute up to £1 to the company if it is wound up and cannot meet its liabilities.
INSTRUCTOR Membership: (NON COMMERCIAL)
Instructor membership: This is a NON COMMERCIAL policy for school teachers, local authority youth workers, scout leaders and other operators operating in non commercial environments. In addition to providing cover for your activities as an instructor the policy also provides cover for your own participation in the sports. The policy provides cover for you as an individual instructor and will indemnify you personally against the risks insured, it is not a school or club insurance policy as should you operate a school or club you must take out insurance cover in the name of your school or club. The policy does not provide cover for employees or instructors sub-contracted in, should you do this you need a school insurance policy which is available from our brokers Bluefin Sport Insurance. The Personal Accident cover applies to you as an individual, it does not cover the people you are teaching.
The BKSA only recognises commercial tuition through its recognised schools network. For a sole trader recognised school insurance policy please contact our Bluefin sport directly once you have confirmation of your school recognition.
As a British Kitesports coach you can purchase British Kitesports instructor membership and operate commercially running coaching courses and clinics in accordance with British Kitesports coaching guidelines, i.e. Follow guidelines for coaching, risk assessments, first aid/eap’s, ratios, locations, rescue provision etc. The same exclusions to cover apply, in that you would only be covered as an individual instructor/coach, NOT as a school or when employing or sub-contracting other instructors/coaches or training staff. Coaching insurance does not cover level 1 and 2 of the syllabus and is only valid for ‘coaching’ independent kitesurfers with BKSA insurance, from the intermediate stages of the scheme and above.
A summary of the policy can be seen HERE with links to main policy (with the small print)