For Hells Bells and Fairy Bells teams organisers provide kayaks for you.
Kayaks are plastic sit on top surf skis called Spirit Double CTR from either Navis Outdoors or Peak Adventure. The boats are 4.8m long, 70cm wide, and weigh 25kg. They have a rudder for steering, a hatch in the bow and gear area with elastic straps on the stern.
This does not include paddles and PFDs – these can be hired from the race organiser or bring your own if you choose.