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June 2019 Ski News
The good news is that the water has warmed up and is now 15 degrees, the bad news is that the air temperature is much the same! It’s hard not to make comparisons with last year when at this time of the year we were basking in beautiful sunshine and turquoise water. Still, the hardy have managed to get out and enjoy the good water and weather when conditions have permitted.
Many of you will now have picked up your ski numbers from the Club Bar. Thank you for checking that you have filled in the yellow form correctly – only a few this year to be completed before being able to issue your numbers.
With the ever-increasing amount of ski boats using the Ski Area – a reminder to drivers to avoid following directly behind another boat and for the driver to keep watching the water in front for fallen or dropped skiers. As a skier, the most frightening part of being in the water is seeing a ski boat heading towards you at speed with the driver’s head turned round watching their own skier! The need for an experienced crew to watch the skier and the driver to watch the water ahead is obvious!
The Fly Navy competitions 2019 will be held on Saturday 24th August but note the time stated in the programme is incorrect. We will be leaving the Quay at 9.30 a.m. Signing in will be 8.45 – 9.15 am that morning.
If you have a team sorted or a definite junior entry you can e mail the details to pmilesskiclub@gmail by 7 p.m. on Friday evening and then be at the Club by 9.15 a.m. The reserve date in case of bad weather will be the day after -Sunday 25th. If you have any questions about the competitions you can speak to any of the skiers at the Club, look at the Ski noticeboard, refer to the web page or e mail your enquiry to the above address. New entrants are always welcome!
Please remember to sign out equipment and a thank you to whoever found and returned No. 6 set of skis. We endeavour to keep the equipment in good, usable condition and know that Club members will use them with care however, with normal wear and tear, repairs can be needed. So, a reminder to report any damage or loss to the Club so that we are aware and can take appropriate action. When taking out wakeboards please check that the binding screws are tight.
Hopefully the setback in the weather is only temporary and that by July we will be experiencing lovely sunny calm days and enjoying the water at its best!
THE SKI COMMITTEE