Fencing Travel Insurance
An Olympic Sport, Fencing is a one on one combat sport that, unlike highly physical sports such as Boxing, Wrestling and Judo, does not involve any physical contact. Instead, the opponents fight one another using a sword like weapon. There are three different types of swords that are used in Fencing; the Foil, Epe and Sabre, which divides the sport into three…
An Olympic Sport, Fencing is a one on one combat sport that, unlike highly physical sports such as Boxing, Wrestling and Judo, does not involve any physical contact. Instead, the opponents fight one another using a sword like weapon. There are three different types of swords that are used in Fencing; the Foil, Epe and Sabre, which divides the sport into three specialised categories. Competitive Fencers generally try to excel in one of those three categories, although some of them might be skilled in all of them. Fencing is an elegant, even artistic, style of sword fighting.
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Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||£1,000||£3,000||£7,500|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
History of Fencing
Although the activity history goes back many centuries, Fencing as a modern sport emerged in the late 1800s in Italy. The so called Italian school modernised and improved the rules of classical Fencing, creating the new elegant sport of Fencing. Later on, the French school adjusted and refined the rules of the Italian school.
Also known as Olympic Fencing, Fencing as a competitive sport is one of only five sports that have been included in every single one of the modern Olympics, the other four are Gymnastics, Swimming, Cycling and Athletics.
Common Injuries whilst Fencing
As a combat sport that uses bladed weapons, injuries can occur when Fencing and thus it is important to wear the correct protective clothing and use the right techniques to make sure that any injuries sustained are only minor. Some of the most common injuries that can occur from partaking in the sport include:
There are a few essential components to the basic Fencing equipment. First, the weapon, which can be a foil or a sabre depending on the particular type of fencing. All three are thrusting weapons, the sabre also being a cutting weapon. Each of these three categories has its own specific rules and regulations. Second, protective clothing is a major part of the fencing gear. It consists of jackets, gloves, socks, shoes and breeches made with tough cotton or nylon with a layer of Kevlar. Masks are worn as well. Third, high-tech electrical equipment includes a body cord and electrically conductive materials that cover the fencers bodies. This helps determine whether or not, and where, a fencer has been struck.
You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment (such as protective headwear, etc.) are worn at all times and you do not participate in Fencing for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.
This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.
This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.