Members of Wells & District Water Ski Club are automatically members of the British Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation and have personal accident insurance through BWSW as part of that membership. Membership of the Club entitles a boat owner to launch at Wells-next-the-Sea harbour and to use the water at Wells for skiing - (launch fee included in boat owner fee). The water is available for skiing at high tide for approximately 4 hours each day. The Club has a beach hut for members' use. Members can also use the variety of inflatable toys including the famous yellow sausage, gazebos, tables and chairs. More importantly you will be skiing at Wells with a safety conscious managed Club.
If you have a ski boat and would like to join Wells & District Water Ski Club, please note the following;
A boat owner must join with at least one person 14 years or older. You will be provided with Ski Club stickers and boat numbers, which must be displayed at all times. These are returnable should you decide to leave the Club. An annual harbour launch disc will be provided to attach to your windscreen. You must have a competent observer in the boat at all times and who must also be a Club member and be over 14 years of age. It is a requirement for your boat to be insured with a third party liability of at least £2m.
The boat owner must have a copy of the Safety Plan in the boat, also available on the Safety Page and communicate the contents to all members of their team and be accompanied around the Club course circuit by a Committee Member before using the course for skiing and is expected to obtain the Ski Boat Driving Award - (SBD) within 6 months of joining.
All members must sign a declaration to confirm they will abide by all Club rules. They must also sign to declare that they will accept responsibility for their own safety and show a duty of care to ensure the safety of passengers, skiers and members of the public.
Membership Fees for 2021
Boat Owner Renewal
Individual Adult Skier
Family Junior Skier - (under 18 or in FTE), residing at the same address as the adult family member of the team.
Non Family Junior Skier - (under 18 or in FTE), if not residing at the same address as the adult member of the team.
Free - Donations Welcome
*For Junior members, if in full time education - (FTE), please email the Membership Secretary their course end date. This is important to supply this information for insurance purposes. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our membership fees are very good value for money and our priority is to always maintain them to be one of the most competitive in the United Kingdom and as such we are only able to offer Annual Membership.
Regretfully, we do not offer Day Boat Membership - (i.e. Temporary Membership).
Please email the Club Secretary for membership forms.