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Old 04 April 2007, 03:49   #1
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Water skiing in the Solent

Can anyone tell me if there are designated areas for skiing in the Solent? If so, where they are?

We run out of Hamble and a friend wants to ski.

Is there anywhere close by that is a bit sheltered?

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Can anyone tell me if there are designated areas for skiing in the Solent? If so, where they are?

We run out of Hamble and a friend wants to ski.

Is there anywhere close by that is a bit sheltered?

Thanks
Hi

We tend to Wakeboard in either Stokes Bay or Osbourne Bay, tends to be relatively calm. We will be out this weekend Wakeboarding, weather looks superb for it, hardly any wind, sunny and 16deg that'l do nicely.

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the very top of southampton docks,just before you get to the bridge,great fun skiing down the side of container ships,just keep you mouth shut when your in the water,very sheltered though,its like a mill pond in the evenings
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isn't there a designated area off lee on solent aswell?
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Yeh there is a designated ski area at lee but it tends to be packed full of jet skis
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JABS Southampton water may be easiest for your skiers.

Otherwise Island-side is usually quieter on warm days than Lee or Stokes.

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Wakeboarding etc Solent

There is a designated area at Osborne Bay . We wakeboard there most evenings in the Spring & summer. Thorness Bay is also good .



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Look up this web site, www.solentforum.hants.org.uk, then look up "enjoying the solent" link, then "maps of solent", on the header, and then, "primary zones for water based recreation", fifth from the bottom. I hope this helps, but I still think you have to be offshore and not in the bays, nother worse than trying to drink a cup of tea with a waterskier bombing around at full steam. All the best Martin
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"Sorry" I found this site from another diection, once onthe opening page just press any heading and you will see "Maps of the Solent" at the top of the next page. Martin
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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS



No 10 / 07



ESTABLISHMENT OF JET SKI AREA OFF EASTNEY

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen’s Harbour Portsmouth that on the 02 April 2007 a new Jet Ski area was created 600metres south of the beach at Eastney and 400m west of the approaches to the entrance to Langstone Harbour. The approximate position of the Jet Ski area is 50 46.7N 001 02.4W.

2. Six buoys have been laid to mark the perimeter of the new Jet Ski area. The buoys are yellow spherical floats with no lights fitted.



3. Within the new Jet Ski area, Personal Watercraft will operate at high speed. Other water uses are to keep clear of this area.





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Owners, Agents, Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.



Safe Navigation for the Dockyard Port of Portsmouth

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is this the same thing?
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