Members Area

Skiing

The Club

Situated inland on the River Crouch only 10 miles from Chelmsford, we are a non-profit making, friendly club with superb facilities for boat owning members, their families and crew.

We are affiliated to British Water Ski & Wakeboard and offer launching facilities throughout the year. Becoming a member of the club automatically makes you a member of British Water Ski & Wakeboard.
The Ski Boat Drivers Award is an essential course for all new members. This scheme is widely recognised across the UK and Europe and has become the required level of competence for our club and many others.
The members of the club come from a wide catchment area and a regular newsletter has been published for many years so that members remain informed about the various club activities taking place both on and off the water.

Although the club is primarily recreational in nature, a number of members have become involved in the growing discipline of competitive kneeboarding and barefooting both as officials and competitors.

Facilities for Members

 

A concrete launch ramp which allows easy launching and retrieval of your boat. The ramp is wide enough to launch or retrieve two boats simultaneously. This ramp has been designed at the appropriate angle so that you do not need to submerge any part of your vehicle whilst launching or retrieving your boat. Included is secure storage for your car and trailer whilst enjoying the day on the water.

 

Once in the water we have a dedicated ski area exclusively for club members. This area is well protected and offers two pontoons, a slalom course and beach area. The ski area is around 1 mile long by 1/4 mile wide. You can see the ski area map by clicking here.

 

The club has invested in a LPG storage tank and offers LPG fuel at very reasonable prices. If your boat has been converted to run on LPG you will be able to take advantage of this facility.

 

After an enjoyable day out on the water, we have three concrete wash bays available for you to clean your boat, ski gear and flush your engine. The Club house benefits from having changing facilities, toilets, and showers for both male and female members.

Also in the club house are two kitchens for members to make a hot drink with a large seating area and outdoor veranda on the upper floor.

During the ski season the club runs coaching days, club nights, camping weekends and barbecues.

 

At the end of each year a Dinner and Dance is now an established event which normally takes place in the clubhouse.