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Langstone Harbour Water Skiers Association

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update, 4th November 2020.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of 31st October, from the 5th of November, people will only be allowed to leave their home for very limited purposes:
1. for education,
2. for work, if you cannot work from home,
3. for exercise and recreation outdoors,
4. for medical reasons,
5. to shop for food and other essentials,
6. to care for others.
see: Langstone Harbour Covid 19: Guidance on Boating, 4th November Update

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update, 3rd July 2020.

DEFRA’s ‘Guidance on Inland and Coastal Boating and protecting yourself and others from coronavirus’ is to be withdrawn on 4 July.
From 4 July there will be no specific restrictions on charter and passenger boat operations, and overnight stays on boats will be permitted.
see: Langstone Harbour Covid 19: Guidance on Boating, 3rd July Update

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update, 12th June 2020.

Guidence for boaters has been issued by the UK government
and: Langstone Harbour Covid 19: Guidance on Boating, 11th June Update

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update, 22nd May 2020.

The public slipway at Ferry Point, Hayling Island will re-open on Saturday 23rd May.
See LNM 13 of 2020 Ferry Point Slipway Open
Please show consideration for other users and observe measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during launching and recovery operations.

The Board will accept payments by credit or debit card. The Harbour Office will remain closed to walk-in customers during the week
See Covid-19: Harbour Dues and Other Payments. 18th May Update.

Langstone Harbour Board has been advised by DEFRA that:
"all forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed”.
See: Covid-19 and Recreational Boating. 14th May Update.

In particular please note:
"Please ensure that your craft is well maintained and that you use it within the limits of your abilities. Rescues pose a risk to both the casualty and the rescuer and there is likely to be reduced rescue response capacity in the Harbour."

With the on-going virus pandemic in the UK and elsewhere, the government advice is to:
1. Stay at home as much as possible
2. Limit contact with other people
3. Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
4. Avoid public gatherings of more than 2 people
5. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

On the 9th of April 2020, public slipways at Ferry Point, Hayling Island and Eastney were closed.
See: LNM 10 of 2020, Closure of Public Slipways
Langstone slipways will not be re-opened until after the weekend 16/17 May.
See: LNM 12 of 2020, Public Slipways
And: Langstone Harbour Notices in Force
Links to updates from relevant organisations:
UK Government Coronavirus requirements
Langstone Harbour Board
British Waterski and Wakeboard
Royal Yachting Association


Welcome to the Langstone Harbour Water Skiers Association. We are a Wakeboarding and Waterskiing club based in Langstone Harbour on the South Coast of the United Kingdom. This map shows the location of the LHWSA ski raft and waterski area between Portsmouth and Hayling Islands in the eastern Solent.

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Details on membership benefits, how to join and a downloadable membership form are on the membership page.

Where to launch, tide tables and a short history of the Association are on the information page.

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Video and pictures of skiing at LHWSA are in the Gallery.

A short video of Kris Janczuk showing how it should be done !

Upcoming Events.

Saturday the 14th of March 2020 - First Committee meeting of 2020
We'll set plans for the 2020 season and upcoming raft replacement.
More details on the news page

Previous Events.

Saturday the 16th of November 2019 - Club AGM 2019.
Went ahead as planned, set the fees for 2020 and discussed raft plans.
More details on the news page

Saturday the 9th of March 2019 - First Committee meeting of 2019
Discussed the dismantling of the old club raft and replacement plans.
More details on the news page

Saturday the 17th of November 2018 - Club AGM 2018.
The AGM went ahead as planned. We set the fees for the 2019 season and discussed the state of the club raft.
More details on the news page

Pictures from events from previous years are in the Gallery

Lost and Found.

Nothing to report, contact us if you find or lose something.

Watch out for the Dredger !

Please keep well clear of any dredger that makes its way through the water-ski area. It is a big ship in a small channel and if you fall off or stop in front of it, it is limited in its ability to manoeuvre.

langstone dredger

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