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Old 06 April 2005, 05:45   #1
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Waterskiing in/ around Solent

I am looking for good areas for waterskiing around the solent. Will be boating from the Itchen and keen to know where boaters/ skiers from this forum go to ski.

I am aware of Langstone Harbour and Lee on Solent, which I understand both charge. Are there any other good areas apart from these, sheltered bays etc.

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hi , eeling is a calm place to ski but it does get a bit smelly and dirty around there , but if you wizz across to isle of white , there are some fab bays to the left and right side of Cows . I normally ski to the left of cows in Ozborne bay .
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Old 06 April 2005, 06:26   #3
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Sounds good, thanks, will have to investigate next time I'm out.

Any other suggestions wellcome.
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I used to be a member at langstone. Really friendly bunch of people, good relationship with the harbour master and their barge moored in the harbour is very handy. The tide runs pretty quick through that bit of the harbour, so it can chop up a bit, but obviously compared to the solent it's very flat.
It was reasonable expensive - something like 100 quid for the harbour license, and 50 quid for membership to LHWSA, but I thought it was fairly good value, I'd still be a member if I had a suitable boat.
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But surly in bays is much better especially were its FREE
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if I had a suitable boat.

You do have a suitable boat don't you?! I love to (attempt) to wakeboard behind that beast.

Up the western solents its ok just to the east of yarmouth, over at hurst and in alum bay. Bit far from the Itchen but if you get up early before the sea breeze kicks in its flat as a pancake.

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I am looking for good areas for waterskiing around the solent. Will be boating from the Itchen and keen to know where boaters/ skiers from this forum go to ski.

I am aware of Langstone Harbour and Lee on Solent, which I understand both charge. Are there any other good areas apart from these, sheltered bays etc.

Many thanks.

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Just down from Osbourne Bay is a designated water ski area , From Barton Point to RVYC starting Platform , Imray chart C3
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yh around yarmouth is great to , is it deap enough there any tide >
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for flat water turn right (ok starboard) at the itchen Dock head and the go down to the Test estuarty. where the container ships are. It's deristricted by there. All the other places sound cool
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