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Can I use the Tournament lake? Are there any special rules?

You can join the Tournament Lake whether you are a skier or wakeboarder - there is an additional cost of £110 For Adults and £55 for under 16. There is a separate set of rules but the main one is 6 passes or 12 minutes.  Full rules are displayed on the notice board in...

Which way round the lake?

If you are on the lake on your own then you can head off in any direction but as soon as you are joined by another boat you must go round the lake in an anti-clockwise direction.

• It’s Curtains for the Geese

Well we hope it is!  The geese are flocking in (literally) and making a right old mess - also making it very unpleasant to walk around.  Some temporary fencing has been erected in an attempt to keep them off the grass area.  Once we figure out if this is working we...

• 2017 Counter Opening and Staffing

For 2017 it has been suggested that the opening hours for the Counter will be 12 - 6 Saturday and Sunday but, perhaps more importantly, we are going to offer our younger members an opportunity to work behind the counter.  With careful coordination and supervision we...

• Splash Day to make a return – Cutting Edge will not (yet)

Splash Day was an outstanding success this year and will be making a welcome return in 2017 - dates to be announced but most likely the August Bank Holiday weekend. Whilst the Cutting Edge Competition was a huge success it is the BWSW policy not to return to the same...

• Green Door …. Green Container

The old (green) container still has a lot of equipment in it - none of which appears to have been used this season.  This container will be cleared out over the winter to make it into a usable storage area for inflatables. If you have any kit in this Container then...

• Membership Fees going down…. down…down

Membership Fees are reducing by about 5% although there are different reductions for different categories.  The new proposed fees can be downloaded here but to give you an idea.... Family Membership down from £640 to £610 Individual Membership down from £350 to £330...

• Work Party – 4th December

The club will be holding 3 Work Party days this winter - the first is on Sunday the 4th December.  The day will be spent putting away the benches and tidying up the site - plus deciding what work needs doing, and who can do what to help. We're looking for everyone and...

• Junior Party and Prize Giving – November 12th, 6pm

This is THE prize giving of all time.  If you are a Junior Member of the club then you may have won a medal, a trophy, an impact vest or even a wakeboard setup. Disco, cake and there's even space for your Mum and Dad. Kicks off at 6pm on the 12th....

How Fast should I drive?

First remember the rider can control the speed using hand signals - see other FAQ.  Here is a rough guide on how fast you should drive for different disciplines. • Skier on 2 skis? 34kph for Juniors and 37kph for Adults • Trick Skier? 26kph • Slalom skier? 40 - 43 kph...

Do I have to wear a helmet?

If you are tubing then yes you must wear a helmet - this can be a hard or soft helmet (the club has soft helmets available).  If you are going over the ski jump then a hard helmet is necessary.  At all other times a helmet is optional and most people do not wear them.

Who has right of way when I am taking off from the dock

This is the area where most bad driving occurs.  If you have a rider on the dock you tend to be focused on getting the boat lined up, ensuring that your rider is ready… BUT… before you take off check left and see if another boat is coming.  If it is then WAIT.  Hold...

How old does a spotter have to be?

There is no age limit but they should be responsible and capable of helping out in any situation – it is ideal if they can handle the boat as well.

What are the rules for tubing?

You should only tube in the centre of the lake if other boats are on the water.  You riders should always raise a hand if they fall off so that they can easily be seen.  All riders must wear helmets.  Again you should stay out for a maximum of 20 minutes if people are...

How long can I stay out if others are waiting?

The rule is twice round the lake or 20 minutes if other people are waiting.  Only 4 boats on the water at one time – so if you are waiting head over to the launch area so that those already riding know that you are waiting. If you are out on the water please be polite...

What a Year

The club has not only operated for all our members but we have been lucky enough to host 3 great competitions and to host the Disabled Waterski Association as well. June saw a ‘3 Event Competition’ (Slalom, Jump and Trick Ski) organised by Clive.  (See separate...

New Home for DisabledWaterski

The Disabled Waterski Association were so happy with their event in August that they asked us if we could help them.  They needed a new home.  So not only are they returning next year they will also be keeping their boat and van at the club and sharing our facilities...

Open Forum

This is your chance to hear what’s been going on and to have your say, meet the committee and your fellow members.   It will also be your chance to volunteer for the winter work parties – don’t worry – nothing too onerous but your help will be very welcome. However...