Ski school re­turns for 2018/19

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

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.

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