Rickmansworth Water Ski Club

Frequently Asked Questions

Please have a read through our frequently asked questions before proceeding to the Contact Us page.

Q Do you need to book in advance?
A No... you just have to come to the lake when we're open and put your name on the list.
Q It's my first visit to the club. What should I bring?
A You only need to bring a swim suit and a towel. Wet suits, life jackets and skis/wakeboard will be provided. 
Q Can I book a time when I can ski?
A No... the club operates a first come first served list system for members. Visitors are welcomed and will be fitted in to the list around the members who have priority. 
Q I'm a visitor can I just turn up and ski?
A To avoid disappointment it is advisable to telephone the club and determine the length of the list. At club opening times there is a higher chance of getting a ski within a reasonable time. 
Q How long will I have to wait?
A It’s hard to say as it varies on any given day, it all comes down to how many other members/visitors arrive before you… Arriving at the club's opening time generally minimises waiting. 
Q How much does it cost?
A The charges for ski tows are shown in our Membership section.  
Q Do I need to pay extra for a lesson? 
A No... Our boat drivers are always happy to help with instruction. 
Q How long is a tow? 
A A tow is 10 minutes or 8 passes of the slalom course. 10 minutes might not seem long but water skiing is a high energy sport. Skiing when you are tired is a health and safety risk.  
Q Can I come down with some friends? 
A You are welcome to bring friends. Please be aware that, if they wish to ski this will not be possible as a group. Rather, they will be slotted in to the list between members. The time taken to ski everyone in your group will vary according to how busy the club is.  
Q I’d like to arrange a corporate/group event, how do I do this? 
A We are pleased to arrange corporate / group events. Please see our Corporate section. 
Q Is there a shop on site selling water ski equipment or food and drink? 
A No... There is no shop. We do provide ski equipment for skiers and tea and coffee is usually available. A supermarket is only a 5 minutes’ walk away.  
Q Can I launch my own powerboat, windsurf or canoe on the lake? 
A No... for safety reasons only one boat is allowed to be operated on the lake at any time.  

If you have any further questions please use the Contact Us page.