Membership FAQ

Q: Do I qualify for the Insurance?

A: If you live in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man & The Channel Islands for more than 6 months of the year, then yes.

Q: When am I insured from?

A: You are insured from the time that payment is made. If you have completed an online transaction then you are insured from the date you enter your card details. If you have paid via cheque then it is when your cheque has been cleared with your membership form.

Q: How long does it take to receive my card and membership pack?

A: It normally takes 7 -10 days from receipt of your payment. If after 21 days you have not received anything let us know by emailing [email protected] and we will follow it up for you. Memberships do sometimes get lost in the post.

Q: I want to buy several memberships, do I need to set up an online account for each one?

A: Yes. 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.

Q: Am I insured when I go on holiday abroad?

A: Yes you are, however please look at the policy for details and countries covered – our insurance is not a replacement for holiday insurance.

Q: Can I join British Kitesports offline or via post?

A: You will need to complete the online application form. Payment is preferred online however if this is not possible then you can pay by BACS or send a cheque, however please note that paying by cheque will result in membership not being active until the cheque has been received and cleared.

Q: Where does my Insurance Cover?

With our Insurance you have Worldwide Cover providing you are not going to a country with Sanctions or traveling to a country against the Home Offices’s advice. For Liability insurance, Claims must be brought against you under UK Jurisdiction for cover to operate. Personal accident cover is a benefits policy and therefore this cover will not go through a court to be operative.

Q: Is there a limit to the amount of days spent abroad?

90 Days

Q: Does this include travel insurance?

This Insurance arranged by the BKSA does not include travel insurance cover and you will need to purchase this separately if you’re travelling.

Q: What do I do if I'm having difficulty joining online?

If you have any troubles joining online, there’s always someone happy to help in the office either e-mail [email protected] or call the office on 01305 813555.

Q: Why haven't I received a new tag in my membership pack?

We have changed the way we distribute these, they are now issued to those wanting one from your local BKSA affiliated club (this is due to a high increase in postage costs & the BKSA wanting the reduction of 1 use plastic footprint)

Q: Am I still able to get a new tag?

Yes all members are entitled to one.

Q: Where can I obtain a new tag from?

From your local BKSA club, or direct from us if you’re not a member of an affiliated club.

Q: How do I know where my local club is?

There’s a list of clubs on our website, click on clubs, find a club.

Q: What if I can't get one from a club?

No problem, contact the BKSA office via mail/phone one can then be sent direct to you.

Q: If I received a 2019/20 tag in 2020 is it still valid in 2020?

This tag is valid for 2020, don’t worry! If you do require another new one contact the office.

Does Covid-19 affect my BKSA insurance

As per the governement advice, we would expect members not to travel to these ‘essential travel only countries’. The insurance cover would only respond in the event they are travelling to a country, which is approved by the government at the time of travel.
If a member is away in a country that was exempt from the ‘essential travel only list’ at the time of travel, but then subsequently is added to the list and requires you to quarantine on the return to the UK, insurance coverage would not respond from the time of the updated government advice.
Please make sure you check the countries that are exempt from the “essential travel only list’ prior to travel.

PDF British Kitesports Membership form

Please note that offline memberships have to be entered onto our system manually. You will not be covered under our insurance policy until we have received your cheque and it has cleared – if it is returned you are no longer covered.  For Instant cover please purchase online.