Safety on the water
We have already taken up the topic of security in our name and write it on our flag anew every day:
SAFETY – in / on / by the water
Why? You have probably also heard of injuries, accidents, lost equipment or kiters in distress in connection with kitesurfing or seen videos on YouTube & Co. Accordingly, the topic of safety on the beach and on the water is at the top of our priority list – and for this reason we have chosen the International Kiteboarding Organization (short: IKO – www.ikointl.com ) and have through this Association a solid framework geared towards safety in kitesurfing, on which our course and curricula are based – so that our students, renters, beach and bathers can get through the day safely and with fun.
In addition to the requirements of the IKO in terms of material and behavior for students and teachers, we have now picked up our VengaBoat and have already been able to drive the first missions. The Whaly 455R offers a lot of space and thanks to the new keel shape it can also handle waves and wind extremely well – and the first few uses have shown that we are well armed even in more demanding weather.
Furthermore, in addition to 2-way radio (instructor – students), all of our teachers have a mobile phone with them on the water so that they can call for help in an emergency. There are also several first aid kits at the station, the fire brigade, on the beach and in the boat – always in the hope that we won’t need the emergency equipment. For the future, we will again include 1-2-day safety seminars in our training program to cover topics such as self-rescue, correct starting and landing (with and without helpers) and also actual basic topics such as right of way (KVR) because we can observe the most frequent deficits here. Check our blog here regularly – we will announce the seminars there!
Until then we wish you a lot of fun on the water – kite safe!