Ski school returns for 2018/19
Deniliquin Boat Club’s popular ski school will return next week, starting up again this Friday.
With the weather heating up, ski school is ideal for all levels of skiers, with classes for learners, intermediate and advanced levels starting at 5pm each session.
The classes will see Boat Club members and young experienced skiers take the youngest skiers through their paces, while offering guidance and assistance at all times.
Ski sessions are tailored to suit the ability of each child and last between 10 and 15 minutes.
Ski school coordinator Julia Druitt said bookings for time slots for ski school can be made on the Deni Boat Club app.
‘‘Everyone has to schedule their ski time prior to ski school,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s a convenient way for parents to book their kids in and not have to sit around and wait for their turn.
‘‘We’ll have two boats running each night with a third boat also being used depending on interest and availability.
‘‘We’ll hold a BBQ each Friday and the bar at the club is also open.
‘‘We want to encourage everyone to come down and enjoy a relaxing evening by the river each Friday night.’’
Skiiers don’t need to have their own skiing equipment, with the Boat Club able to provide everything from wetsuits and life jackets to skis and boards.
Beginners start off on either a duck board or skis which are tied together while the observer in the boat holds the other end of the ski rope so they can let go if the skier isn’t confident enough to let go themselves.
Other equipment like the seahorse harness and the bar help beginners fast-track their waterskiing skills before confidently skiing behind the boat.
Ski school has previously seen skiers as young as three years old give waterskiing a try.
To book your spot download the Deni Boat Club app now.