The codes of conduct are split into two sections:
1. Kite flying
2. Membership behaviour
All forms of power kiting (including landboarding, buggying, kitesurfing/kiteboarding , kite boating and snowkiting) are extreme sports and are therefore potentially dangerous to both the participant and others. British Kitesports encourages responsible and considerate behaviour by all Members and participants. Although flying and riding locations differ and local considerations will apply, the guidelines below will be relevant and appropriate in most situations.
British Kitesports recommends that you hold third party insurance and have received thorough training from a qualified instructor, or, that you are competent to British Kitesports level 2 if a qualification exists for that sport. British Kitesports strongly discourages participants from attempting to teach themselves. By seeking qualified instruction you will: learn faster and with greater safety for yourself and those around; become competent and progress to a higher level more quickly; you will have more fun.
All Kitesport participants are responsible for their own safety and that of bystanders. Just because we´ve taken the care to publish this Code of Conduct we cannot be held liable for your actions. This Code of Conduct will be updated regularly as a result of continued developments in safety and kitesports equipment, consultation with local focus groups and other interested parties. This is by no means a final and definitive list of safety guidelines.
No Member, and no person wishing to become a Member, shall:
(a) Cause damage, harm, distress or serious inconvenience to any other users of locations where power kiting is carried on, or
(b) Seek to exclude, limit or commercialise use of or access to any beach, offshore area or other location used for flying kites, or right of way to any such place or impose additional car parking or other charges for British Kitesports members unless the Member has disclosed the proposal to British Kitesports and to members of the relevant local Affiliated Club and has demonstrated that he/she either has the support of the majority of regular users of the location in question or the proposal has been approved by British Kitesports and the local British Kitesports Affiliated Club.
We welcome all members of British Kitesports to feedback safety guidelines to the association.