Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

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Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by flashollie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:55 pm

Hi there

Anyone got any recommendations for annual travel insurance for Europe. Boating to grade 5 and winter sports plus the usual cancellations medical etc.

Looking at insure and go at the moment.

Thanks

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Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by Myles » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:02 pm

Worth checking out MPI as they cover off piste skiing by default in their policy. They list canoeing and whitewater rafting in the cover but you'd probably need to contact them to confirm any grade restrictions.

https://www.mpibrokers.com/index.php?op ... temid=1171

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Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by Poke » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:47 pm

flashollie wrote:Looking at insure and go at the moment.
They don't offer full cover for kayaking do they?
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Post by The Chuckster » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:34 am

I'd be keen to hear some peoples prices/quotes

I have used Harrison Beaumont for the last couple of years as they seemed much cheaper than others. Previously used Dogtag, but they got very expensive

Just about to renew too!

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Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by flashollie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:39 pm

Yep I have binned off insure and go. Kayak cover was naff. Back on to dog tag for about £200.


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Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by waverley610 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:57 pm

Yep I have binned off insure and go. Kayak cover was naff.
Insure and Go do however give cover on G4 w/w kayaking in the general terms (unlike many other insurers).

That cover is limited to personal injury or evacuation etc and not for ' loss of kit in use' but when I asked specifically about this they told me that if say, someone else dropped your kayak in the river and it floated away, that would be covered but if you were to drop your own kit in and it floated off then that would not be covered! So a get out of jail clause of sorts.

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Post by Poke » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:16 pm

waverley610 wrote:
Yep I have binned off insure and go. Kayak cover was naff.
Insure and Go do however give cover on G4 w/w kayaking in the general terms (unlike many other insurers).

That cover is limited to personal injury or evacuation etc and not for ' loss of kit in use' but when I asked specifically about this they told me that if say, someone else dropped your kayak in the river and it floated away, that would be covered but if you were to drop your own kit in and it floated off then that would not be covered! So a get out of jail clause of sorts.
Definitely says here that personal accident whilst kayaking is not covered... (page 31 of 39).
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Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by Adrian Cooper » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:50 pm

Dog Tag offer a range of bolt-ons for different sports:

https://www.dogtag.co.uk/sports/

For canoeing I usually go grade 3 which is Sports Plus with Base cover, that cost me about £110 for a year. Higher grades will, I am sure, cost you more.

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Post by conoroneill » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:54 pm

We've recently spotted that LV travel insurance covers whitewater kayaking, and is pretty cheap.
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Post by Dave W » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Have had an annual policy with LV before, was about £130 from memory

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Post by Adrian Cooper » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:08 pm

Just did a LV quote, £66, quite a bit cheaper than my DogTag last year

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Post by boater rich » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:13 pm

Skiclub platinum membership includes off piste skiing/boarding without a guide and WW Kayaking - the list of sports covered on the website is confusing. But I had an email confirming that WW Kayaking up to Gr 6 is included.

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Re: Recomend me annual travel insurance with kayaking and winter sports

Post by jmmoxon » Thu May 11, 2017 4:08 pm

LV was £30 for 10 day European trip with canoe/kayak/raft up to grade 5 (grade 2 is c.£7 cheaper), extra £70 to upgrade to annual multi-trip, so cheaper than dogtag (£37 for equivalent. BMC has bumped WW up to alpine/ski cover, so much more expensive now as used to be covered by rock).

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