A huge thanks to all those who pitched in to tackle the many jobs around the lake. Rumour has it Martin Ellis is still stuck in the Bungalow loft space threading the cable for the new patio floodlight !
The Committee, along with the help of members Andy Gilroy and Peter Worth, have also worked several weekends now on renovating the top end Slalom hut jetties. The job was far bigger than expected as it was not just the timber decking that had rotted through in places but also the scaffolding support structure underneath had rusted through after 30+ years in water ! We are still not finished but as you can see from the photos we are nearly there.
Thanks again for all the help provided, it saves £000’s of external contract costs which otherwise would have to be passed onto your Ski Section fees.
Please be advised that this year’s Ski AGM will take place at the main Clubhouse on Weds 15th March 2017 at 8pm. An Agenda will be issued shortly.
Hi All !
Those of you keen to get this year’s scrutineering and camping weekends sorted will be pleased to know the 2017 Ski Calendar is now available at the link below. This will be updated during the year as dates for any wakeboard and kneeboard coaching days become known as well as any additional events on the lake are arranged so check back regularly !
2017 Ski Calendar
or Tel: 07903 252659
Payment can also be made by Paypal by clicking on the link below:
Saturday 5th November
The club will be hosting bonfire night again this year with the Clubhouse bar open and the BBQ fired up (bring your own food)
6:00 Fire lit
7:00 Fireworks display.
Everyone is invited to bring their own fireworks to contribute to the display. Please can you pass them to the organising ‘display team’ (in the Hi-Vis vests) when you arrive who will be safely letting the fireworks off on behalf of everyone.
The slalom course has been damaged and there is a section of the underlying metal boom structure floating just below the surface in the course.
This will obviously cause great damage to a boat if driven over not to mention serious injury to a skier so please keep away from the slalom course area until we get chance to fix this hopefully during the work party this coming weekend.
We will confirm when safe to use the area again.
Most of you should have received the email below that was sent out by the Watersports Club Management advising of the triathlon taking place at the lake this weekend.
Can we still ski ?
You won’t be able to ski on Sunday morning until mid morning as swimmers will be in the ski area of the lake from 8am before cycling and then running. The car park and grass areas will also be a bit congested for a while so drive carefully and park considerately avoiding blocking any routes through to the changeover areas for competitors etc
Check with the Officer of the Day or local marshall before launching to confirm the water is now safe to use.
Be aware that the gates will be open and there will be public access on Saturday (organisers) and Sunday (competitors and public) so be sure to lock trailers and cars and don’t leave any valuable wetsuits and ski equipment out. If you use the bungalow and kitchen please shut the door behind you.
This is an important source of income for the Club (and keeps your membership fees down) as well as being great fun to watch on the day so thank you for your support.
From: Stewartby Water Sports Club <email@example.com>
Subject: Triathlon 14th August
This coming weekend, 13th & 14th August, the club is host to a Triathlon being run by Active Training World.
They will be setting up for the event on Saturday 13th, with the competition taking place on Sunday 14th.
Competitors will be arriving from about 06:00 to register. The first part of the Triathlon is swimming, which is starting at 08:00 in the ski section. From there, they will be cycling along the old A428, before coming back to the club and running along the track next to the club. It should all be over before lunchtime.
Parking for competitors is just down the road at the college, so as a member you will still be able to park in the club. Just be aware of the runners and cyclists!
It is an exciting event to watch, so if you are not doing anything else, come and spectate!
You can find more about the event here .
After making do with a scaffold pole and an old traffic cone for many years we have now ‘upgraded’ to a highly visible and reflective one courtesy of Matt Catt and his DIY skills !
This marks the area of low water (sometimes less than 2 feet deep) between the corner slalom course and the sailing area – stay well clear !!
The Club Management have secured a major Eurpoean Powerboat Championship to be held at our lake which will be not only exciting to watch but also brings some important rental revenue to the Club.
The lake will be closed from 6pm onwards on Friday 23nd Sept for the weekend.
The online calendar has been updated to reflect this.
More information availale on the Powerboat Grand Prix site here:
The eagle eyed among you (well done Andy G !) will have noticed the two camping weekends intended to cover the school Spring Half Term holiday didn’t actually line up with when the School holiday is this year !
Fortunately our fellow members across in the Powerboat world have kindly agreed to move their Powerboat weekend to the following week to allow us to have the last weekend in May and the first weekend in June for Ski camping.
We have also moved the scrutineering end date to a week later to work better with these camping changes.
Sorry for the confusion and to any kids who thought they might be in for a two week Half Term !
Revised calendar now on the Calendar page.