The club, like several West Country clubs was
founded by a few local friends who enjoyed using their boats and socialising
together. John Howe was the first chairman in 1965 and it was his and his
friends effort and hard work that has given us a solid platform to build the
growing club we have today.
Bay itself is in the Bristol Channel and subject to the two daily tides which
has given it the reputation of Weston Super Mud, which is left in view below the
beach line when the tides go out. However when the water is in for its five hour
period, Weston is the ideal location for water-skiing. The extended slipway was
organised by the club in conjunction with local authority grants and is one
of the few free access slips in the U.K. The Club also has its own launch
vehicle and a selection of kit for hire.
the sixties and seventies the main boats were 12 to 14ft with 50hp engines and
even in those days the club had a strong presence of racing members as well as
social skiing and strong social après ski members. Nothing has changed apart
from the sizes of the boats and engines and I am delighted to confirm that the
social activities on our beautiful seafront start early
in the year and
will continue into late October (Weather permitting).
club has always tried to lead within the Water-skiing fraternity and we are an SBDA test centre for boat driving and have our own beginners teacher,
with a wealth of experienced members who are happy to give guidance on
engines, equipment and safety to anyone who needs it (or is willing to be bored
to death at times). We are the current National Racing Team Champions with
several individual formula champions in the club. However we
also have a full series
of "fun races/events" on the water which is why our membership has increased
over the years.