WESTON BAY WATER SPORTS CLUB
Frequently asked questions
There are a number of ways to join
Weston Bay Water Sports club does not have an official club house, as such it has adopted "The Pavilion" bar which is located opposite the slipway at Knightstone Island, Weston Super Mare, U.K.
This is where you will find club members both before and after the on the water activities, it's also the venue for regularly organised social meetings (drinking sessions!) plus all of the committee meetings take place at this venue, it provides a great view of the bay and also the slipway. so even if your not boating you can watch those that are, whilst enjoying the hospitality of George the landlord.
Rob Solomon, Chairman.
Chris Reeves, Vice Chairman.
Amy Leach, Secretary.
Steve Benny, Treasurer.
Richard Green, President, Membership.
Chris Reeves, Publicity.
Cathy Bird, Socials.
Simon Dowling, Racing.
Tony James, Training.
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The Club like several West Country clubs was founded by a few local friends who enjoyed using their boats and socialising together. John Lowe 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.
Weston 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 the 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.
In 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 member 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 have already started this year and will continue into late October (Weather permitting).
The Club has always tried to lead within the Water-skiing fraternity and we are an SBDA test center for boat driving and have our own beginners teachers together with a wealth of experienced members who are happy to give guidance on Boats, 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 have a full series of "fun races/events" on the water which is why our membership has increased over the years.
Benefits of Being a member are many here are just a few: